May 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 ebooksThese ebooks will share the knowledge and experience of the Accord series even more widely, and are available to download for all major ebook devices. 

An indispensable source…
If Accord did not exist already it would have to be invented!

Johan Galtung

Over the past 18 years Accord has been an essential part of Conciliation Resources' work and has provided an invaluable resource to peacebuilders, policymakers and others working to end violent conflict. The series aims to inform and strengthen peace processes globally by documenting, analysing and sharing practical lessons and innovations of peacebuilding.   

Accord's value comes from the diversity of experience and expertise of its authors. We wanted to make it as easy as possible for people to access this wealth of peace wisdom – around the world and on the move. I hope these e-books mean more people can learn as much from Accord about the business of building peace as I have.

Dr. Alexander Ramsbotham, Head of Accord and Series Editor

Each edition has a specialist editor and includes first hand insights from local and international practitioners and experts, as well as people directly affected by conflict. Editions look at specific peace processes and common peacebuilding themes, and include: Somaliapublic participation in peace processes, engaging armed groupsNorthern IrelandLebanon and Indonesia.

The latest edition focuses on how legitimacy relates to peacebuilding in relation to many of today's contexts, including Syria, Afghanistan and Burma. 
View and downlaod a full list of our ebooks here.