With the UN-led High Level Political Forum starting this week, the world’s attention turns to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This year, the theme is Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality, a topic of significant relevance to peacebuilding organisations like Conciliation Resources.
Visaka Dharmadasa is a member of the Women Mediators across the Commonwealth network, and Chair of the Association of War Affected Women and Parents of Servicemen Missing in Action. Through her involvement in WMC she is connecting with, and learning from, women mediators across the world and taking part in joint promotion and advocacy initiatives with other members.
Through outreach towards communities and FARDC commanders, civil-military committees have created space for dialogue in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Our partner in Nigeria, Hope Interactive, has been awarded the 2019 LIVIA Award by the LIVIA Foundation in Denmark. The award is given to individuals or organisations from around the world who tackle conflict with courage, creativity and non-violence.
Our joint letter to the EU Foreign Affairs Council expresses concern about the European Peace Facility's ambition to train and equip third-country militaries. The EU has better existing tools at its disposal to address global conflict.
Last week, representatives from Conciliation Resources joined leaders and members of the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF), as they announced their intention to form a political party and end over 20 years of armed opposition against the Ethiopian government.
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Last month a peace agreement was signed between the Government of the Central African Republic and 14 armed groups, following talks in Sudan. Our East and Central Africa Programme Manager, Caesar Poblicks joined an expert panel on Channel Africa to discuss what needs to happen now in the Central African Republic.