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Letter: Effective targets to promote sustainable peace News
To address the underlying drivers of conflict, our definition of peace needs to more than the absence of violence. Conciliation Resources and 32 other civil society groups have sent a joint letter to the UN’s Open Working Group (OWG) on Sustainable Development Goals addressing this and identifying effective targets to promote sustainable peace.
New publication explores legitimacy and peace processes News
Legitimacy matters for peace. It defines the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and communities. The new edition of Accord focuses on legitimacy, and the ways that it can help build more equitable and sustainable peace.
Al Jazeera: The Philippine Muslim rebels' long path to peace Video and audio
Following the historic signing of a peace agreement in the Philippines, we spoke to Al Jazeera about the achievements and the long term challenges of the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro.
Protecting civilians from LRA abductions News
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted over 3,400 Congolese people since 2008. In response to this, Conciliation Resources and 58 other civil society groups have sent a joint letter to the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC with recommendations on how peacekeepers in LRA-affected zones can better protect civilians.

Focus on

Women and gender in peacebuilding

Gender is key to understanding how women and men experience conflict.

We work to increase the recognition of women’s contributions to peacebuilding, promote more inclusive peace processes to ensure broad public participation including that of women, and design more gender-sensitive approaches to peacebuilding.

Somali delegates hold up the book of the constitution on July 25, 2012, MogadishuSomali delegates hold up the book of the constitution on July 25, 2012, Mogadishu


Our Accord publication series informs and strengthens peace processes by documenting and analysing practical lessons and innovations of peacebuilding.

Read the latest edition of Accord here.

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