Accord - Two steps forward, one step back

Apr 2017
Nepal Accord

Ten years on from the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Nepal that ended a decade-long civil war, Conciliation Resources’ new Accord publication examines the country’s peace process. Two steps forward, one step back: Nepal’s peace process focuses on the progress of inclusion and the function of power in Nepal’s peace process, and how peace and political negotiations in various forms have tried to support transition from a negative to a positive peace.

Conclusion More forward than back?: next steps for peace in Nepal

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Issue editors Deepak Thapa and Alexander Ramsbotham review the decade-long transition since the 2006 Comprehensive Peace Accord and consider whether Nepal is indeed post-conflict, or if the last ten years of fractious politics and episodic violence represent simply another phase of struggle.

Section 3: Inclusion

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Architecture of peace in Nepal

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Bishnu Sapkota discusses the important role that peace support structures played in reinforcing peace talks between the Maoists and the Nepali state. A number of these structures, such as a Peace Secretariat, were created following failed rounds of negotiations in 2001 and 2003.

Preparing for another transition?: interview with Daman Nath Dhungana

Two steps forward, one step back: the Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

Daman Nath Dhungana, Chair of the Nepali Transition to Peace Institute, gives his insights into the war, the political transition, the transformation of the state and the role of the political leadership.

Section 1: Peace process

Two steps forward, one step back: The Nepal peace process
Mar 2017

This introduction provides brief summaries of the articles included in the publication’s first section, which focuses on Nepal’s peace process.

What has the past decade meant for peace in Nepal?

Ten years on from the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Nepal that ended a decade-long civil war, Conciliation Resources’ new Accord publication examines the country’s peace process.

Supporting women's meaningful participation in peace

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Women's meaningful participation in peace

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Women's meaningful participation in peace
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