Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - English version

Jul 2012
Cover of Accord issue 24
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

Roundtable: Is Colombia’s new found peace under threat?

After more than 50 years of war, Colombia is now 16 months in to the implementation of an historic peace agreement.

Gender and Nepal's transition from war

Sep 2017
Gender and Nepal's transition from war
This report reflects discussions from a gender workshop held in Nepal, which explored gender relations, equality and Nepal’s transition from war. Focus areas include: affirmative gender action in the transition, gender perspectives on security sector reform, access to justice and political participation; gendered perspectives of marginalised groups, and how different identities intersect. A short case study of the period of intense political change that followed the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal provides an illustrative, contemporary example of opportunities and challenges.

Inclusive development: interview with Shankar Sharma

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

In this interview, Shankar Sharma, former Vice-Chair of the National Planning Commission explains how the concept of inclusion gained prominence as a result of the ‘People’s War’. National and donor priorities aligned around inclusion mid-way through the fighting, and inclusion was operationalized by ensuring the involvement of communities in development programming.

Peace, power and inclusive change in Nepal

Oct 2016
Peace, power and inclusive change in Nepal
This new Accord spotlight report tracks some of the ways in which inclusion has progressed through post-war transition in Nepal: how power is administered, what 
inclusion means and how it has been applied politically,
 and how change has happened – through formal and informal channels, as well as the continuing role of violence.

Why is reconciliation important to build peace?

In this video, three participants from an Accord joint analysis workshop reflect on the importance of reconciliation for their societies to overcome the legacies of violence, and the challenges faced in promoting it to build peace.

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.

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.

Pioneering Accord series released as ebooks

For the first time, all 25 editions of Conciliation Resources' Accord publications are now available to download as free e-books. Download your copies now!

Promoting peace in Lebanon amid regional instability

What is the impact on Lebanon of deteriorating regional stability, in particular Syria and the wider Arab Spring? How can the Lebanese put their own needs first - and how can international partners support them? Peacebuilding NGO Conciliation Resources is offering analysis and expert interview opportunities to members of the press about priorities to secure peace in Lebanon. It will present findings from its Accord publication, Positive Peace for Lebanon, to audiences in Washington DC and New York from 11-14 December.