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10 December 2019

With campaigning in full swing for the UK general election on 12 December, a look at how the major parties measure up on peacebuilding commitments.

04 December 2019

Conflict is likely in Iraq, Iran, Mali, Nigeria, India and Pakistan over next 12 months.

28 November 2019

Tribute to Zawadi Mambo Albertine, DRC

27 November 2019

An unintended consequence of the Maguindanao massacre was to draw attention to a huge underground economy that undergirds the political authority and legitimacy of Mindanao’s political entrepreneurs. The revelation by US authorities over the palpable impact of “narcopolitics’ in the May 10 2010 elections, and the recent busting of small-scale drug labs in Metro-Manila, Cotabato City, and in several towns of Lanao del Sur underscore this reality, alongside the discovery of a huge cache of arms and ammunition controlled by violent clans.

25 November 2019

Join us to share the voices of survivors and activists working to end violence against women and make sure their efforts to stop abuse are heard.

25 November 2019

The eruption of violence and the declaration of martial law in Maguindanao expose the dynamics of collaboration and conflict between allies who advance their interests in conditions of war. Without this backdrop, the recent declaration of martial law will be viewed as baseless, unnecessary, and rife with hidden agendas.

23 November 2019

The Maguindanao massacre predicts the eruption of wider violence and conflict as the nation heads towards the 2010 elections. Yet to dismiss this incident as ‘election-related’ is to miss the fundamental political and economic implications of this foul deed.

22 November 2019

Promoting community dialogue and collaborative relationships in the community to deal with conflict, such as drug abuse among the young, peacefully.

22 November 2019

Dialogue and mediation meetings are providing a platform for IDPs, host communities and Civilian Joint Task Force members in northeast Nigeria to air their grievances and seek a collective path to peaceful co-existence.

Monà Hallab inside the abandoned Opera House in downtown Beirut, October 2019. © Marie-Rose Osta
20 November 2019

In a largely privatised Beirut, public spaces remained scarce and inaccessible, until the Lebanese people took to the streets last month.

08 November 2019

A local experts monitoring and dialogue group has called the rebuilding and rehabilitation of Marawi City in southern Philippines a total mess and worse than they expected.

07 November 2019

Unless the global community puts peace at the heart of all its efforts, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will fail.

A woman collecting water in Burkina Faso, where violent conflict has led to a food crisis affecting nearly 1.5 million people. Photo: Ollivier Girard/CIFOR (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)
07 November 2019

Unless the global community puts SDG16 - on peace, justice and strong institutions - at the heart of all its efforts, the Global Goals will fail the majority of the world’s extremely poor.

06 November 2019

‘A boy in the crowd,’ taken by photographer Jonathan Banks, was selected as the overall winner of the fifth Siena International Photography Awards this year.

09 October 2019

Integrating mental healthcare and psychosocial support into humanitarian efforts contributes to societies’ ability to recover from conflict, rebuild peaceful societies, and prevent future conflict.

26 September 2019

The Afghan peace process has, so far, demonstrated just about everything peace talks should not be: exclusionary, unrepresentative, short sighted and based on little common agreement and shared understanding of core issues. As the people of Afghanistan prepare for the polls this Saturday 28 September, only a more inclusive and holistic approach can secure any future peace.

21 September 2019

International Alert Kyrgyzstan organise a series of events to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

11 September 2019

To show there is more to Syria than just war, London-based peacebuilding NGO International Alert is marking the International Day of Peace by giving members of the public the opportunity to learn a traditional dance from the Middle Eastern country.

05 September 2019

The new +Peace Coalition announces the launch of the inaugural global Peacebuilding Action Week from 14–21 September 2019.

05 September 2019

Five international organisations join forces to draw attention to the need for greater peacebuilding efforts.