This policy brief accompanies Conciliation Resources’ Accord (issue 14) 'Alternatives to war: Colombia’s peace processes'. To achieve peace in Colombia, lessons must be learned from past peace initiatives.
Conciliation Resources' Accord 14 publication Alternatives to war: Colombia’s peace processes analyses nearly 25 years of peace initiatives. This policy brief draws out learning points from those experiences to inform future peacemaking efforts. These include enabling broad-based public participation, connecting national initiatives with local peace practices and building on past peacemaking efforts.
It outlines considerations for negotiations between armed groups, the government and civil society in Colombia and highlights issues relevant to the international community.