A continent of peace?

In the latest edition of our Peace Focus series, A continent of peace?, we identify some of the factors underlining rising tensions and insecurity within Europe – in particular in European Union (EU) member states – and the challenges this poses to the resilience of citizens and communities.


Cook for peace

International Alert has launched a new initiative with the Caucasus Business and Development Network (CBDN) called ‘Cook for Peace’.

Moving beyond resolutions

International Alert is helping to build peace in Africa by encouraging governments to deliver on their obligations under the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG).

Hailed as one of the most comprehensive legal instruments ever passed by the African Union (AU), the ACDEG emphasises the promotion and strengthening of good governance through transparency, accountability and participatory democracy.

Trading with neighbours

Download the report, Trading with neighbours, here

International Alert’s new report, Trading with neighbours, examines the realities of trade relations between business communities in Uganda and South Sudan*.

People Centred Approach to Security Sector Reform conference

You are invited to our conference, ‘People Centred Approach to Security Sector Reform in Lebanon’, on Friday 14 November 2014.

The event is hosted by International Alert and the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies, and supported by the European Union, and is under the patronage of H.E. Mr Nohad Machnouk, Minister of Interior and Municipalities.

You can join us in person at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut from 9.30am to 4pm or watch the event via livestream on this page.

How climate change exacerbates regional tensions

International Alert, together with our partner adelphi, recently held a high-profile consultation in the Jordanian capital Amman to raise awareness among policy- and decision-makers on how climate change acts as a risk multiplier for fragility and conflict in Jordan and the wider region.

Fragile investments

Last month International Alert’s international institutions team travelled to the World Bank’s annual meetings in Washington DC, where they launched a new report, Fragile reforms: World Bank and Asian Development Bank financing in fragile and conflict-affected situations.

Tunis’ postcode lottery

Last week International Alert Tunisia shared the initial findings of our survey on the perspectives of young people living in two of Tunis’ most deprived suburbs.

Aman Hamara Haq – Our right to peace

Every year, 21 September is observed globally as the International Day of Peace.

A leap forward

Last month International Alert, in close collaboration with the London School of Business and Finance (LSBF), organised a series of three-day trainings for private sector and national and international civil society organisations on conflict-sensitive business initiatives.