The former Bishop of Bath & Wells, The Rt. Rev. Peter Price, has become the new Chair of the Board of Trustees for Conciliation Resources. With his long-standing interest in international affairs, Peter is well-matched to head up the organisation.
Counterterrorism policies are constraining the ability of peacebuilders to support peace processes and dialogue to help end or overcome violent conflict – they make many forms of engagement with an armed group a crime if the group is listed as 'terrorist'. A petition to the US Secretary of State urges him to remove federal restrictions on such activities.
With the European Union reportedly due to meet on 4 June to discuss adding Shi’a militant group Hezbollah to its list of proscribed groups, peacebuilding NGO Conciliation Resources questions the effectiveness of using such a blunt policy tool.
UK aid is helping divided communities find ways to move away from violent conflict. The Independent Commission on Aid Impact (ICAI) today published a report highlighting how DFID is providing vital support to civil society organisations, including Conciliation Resources, in their work to improve the lives of disadvantaged people around the world.
A delegation of five cross-party representatives of the Colombian Congress will visit London on 19 and 20 May to promote public participation in the Colombia peace process. Their goal is to listen to the voices of the Colombian diaspora and to increase social and institutional support in the UK for the peace efforts in Colombia.
During a three-day People’s Forum, more than forty civil society representatives met in Suva to share ideas on Fiji's constitutional reform process. To stimulate further discussion the workshop’s outcomes statement is available, along with a paper analysing the key provisions in the government’s own newly published draft constitution.
Peacebuilding charity Conciliation Resources has released an innovative Turkish-Armenian-Azerbaijani documentary film exploring how violence in the past continues to cast long shadows over a divided region.
Over the past year the security situation in eastern DRC has deteriorated significantly as military and armed group activity and ethnic tensions have increased. Conciliation Resources, as part of a group of 19 local and international organisations, is calling for strengthened international oversight and commitment to peace.
Moving on from years of instability and addressing the tensions that drive conflict is a significant governance challenge in the Mano River Union region. At a recent workshop, participants in District Platforms for Dialogue shared experiences from three countries on how they're working to affect positive change in their borderland communities.
On 15 January the Government of Fiji declared their intention to amend the draft constitution that had been delivered to them by the Constitution Commission of Fiji in December 2012. Amid this changing situation, Conciliation Resources continues to support our local Fiji partner organisations in their efforts to engage with the constitutional development process.