Accord: an international review of peace initiatives

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

Accord projects examine specific conflicts globally and common peacebuilding themes. Accord publications present case studies of experiences and insights of local and international practitioners and experts, and people affected by conflict, to build an inclusive and participatory analysis. We develop policy conclusions and recommendations for best practice.

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

Johan Galtung

Upcoming publications

The way that communities interact with non-state armed groups (NSAGs) that operate in the area where they live is not well understood. Yet, local communities are often the first to engage with NSAGs: to protect themselves and their families, to ensure the continuation of trade routes, or to mediate ceasefires. This Accord Insight will explore how locally rooted initiatives contribute to decisions by NSAGs to pursue dialogue, as well as connect with broader peacebuilding possibilities. It will also seek to reinforce the importance of involving both local actors and NSAGs in peace and transition processes.

Latest publications

Legitimacy and peace processes: from coercion to consent
Legitimacy matters for peace. It is the basis of the social and political deals between states and citizens, and local leaders and their communities. The 25th edition in our Accord series focuses on legitimacy and the practical ways that it can contribute to building more sustainable peace. It looks at 15 country case studies at various stages of conflict, including the Philippines, Syria, Afghanistan, the Basque Country, Somaliland, Yemen and Burma.
Accord Insight: Women building peace
This volume looks back at a wealth of women’s peacebuilding practice documented by Accord since 1998. Case studies from Cambodia, Sierra Leone, northern Uganda, Papua New Guinea–Bougainville, Northern Ireland, Angola, Sudan, Indonesia–Aceh and Somalia shed light on what women peacebuilders have done to overcome conflict and the challenges they encountered.
Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon
This Accord publication reviews peacebuilding in Lebanon, to examine its effectiveness and opportunities and priorities for progress. It focuses on three main research themes for peacebuilding learning: reconciliation, reform and national self-determination.

Full Accord series

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