Interview: The Inquiry - Can Colombia reintegrate FARC?

Conciliation Resources' Colombia Programme Director, Kristian Herbolzheimer, was interviewed for The Inquiry, part of the BBC World Service, on the reintegration of FARC fighters following the end of the Colombian armed conflict.

Large portions of populations really hate them [FARC], profoundly, that's just how it is...They [FARC] will not be able to participate in politics, until they very explicitly take responsibility for what they did wrong in the past.

Innovations in the Colombian peace process

Jun 2016
Innovations in the Colombia peace process

The Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia insurgents are about to reach a comprehensive peace agreement. This report describes a number of innovations and other developments leading up to this widely predicted agreement that might be relevant to peace processes elsewhere.

Conciliation Resources’ associate named in Queen’s honours

Dr Emma Leslie, an associate of the Philippines programme, has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The award was given for Dr Leslie’s work on peacebuilding and mediation – particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.

Joint Analysis Workshop: Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

Mar 2016
Thumbnail_Joint Analysis Workshop - Accord Insight 3 - Peacebuilding and Reconciliation

Reconciliation is increasingly acknowledged as an important component in responding to legacies of violence in order to build sustainable peace. Yet reconciliation initiatives have struggled to achieve the transformative impact needed to create the space for inclusive peacebuilding to take place.

Building trust in the Colombian ceasefire agreement

The UN will deploy a political mission to Colombia to verify the forthcoming ceasefire. This mission is fundamental to strengthen public confidence in a peace process that may end the longest armed conflict in the American continent.

The peace process in Mindanao, the Philippines

Dec 2015

This report from NOREF and written by our Director of the Philippines programme, Kristian Herbolzheimer, analyses the key factors that allowed the government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to reach a peace agreement in 2014.

Event - Justice and Peace in Colombia: developments and challenges

Join us next Wednesday 9 December from 6pm to 8pm for a conversation on the pros and cons of the transitional justice agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC.

Securing an Armenian-Azerbaijani agreement

Jun 2015
Mutual insecurity is a primary driver of the Nagorny Karabakh conflict and a dominant factor in contemporary Armenian-Azerbaijani relations. The current peace proposal, known as the Madrid Principles, addresses the issue of insecurity through the envisaged deployment of an international peacekeeping operation, as part of a wider security package.

Infographic - Women in peace processes

This infographic captures women's participation in peace negotiations and shows how they are building peace around the world.