Reconciliation, reform and resilience: Positive peace for Lebanon (Accord 24) - English version

Jul 2012
Cover of Accord issue 24
Lebanon’s model of post-war power sharing and liberal economic growth has been widely praised. But it has failed to deliver for most Lebanese. Repeated outbreaks of political violence since the 1989 Taif Peace Agreement, and today fear of spillover from insecurity in Syria, show that a fundamentally different approach is needed to transform negative and precarious stability in Lebanon into positive and resilient peace.

Is peace possible in South Sudan?

South Sudan may be the world’s youngest country, but the region has a long and turbulent history of conflict – and of peace. In the absence of formal governance, traditional processes to resolve conflict have held society together.

Helping young people find paths away from violence: Albert Atama

Albert Atama lives in Aru, a territory in Ituri province in the Democratic Republic of Congo, bordering Uganda and South Sudan. The region has long been affected by the Lords Resistance Army (LRA), which moves between the porous borders of the three countries.

International youth day: Youth Building Peace

This year the UN’s International Youth Day celebrates young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation, as well as inclusion, social justice and sustainable peace.

Vision 2020

Dec 2016
Vision 2020 seeks to reflect the socio-economic, educational and political vision of young people in Jammu and Kashmir across both sides of the Line of Control. It suggest ways in which young people can seek to address some of the problems of the region and engage in building and reshaping their communities.

Rebuilding trust in Bangui

"You have to forgive. I want to work for peace, so I have to start with myself, I need to forget the past. If I don’t forget, I cannot be an actor for peace for others."

The realm of the possible: education

Aug 2016
Front cover - the realm of the possible: education
The Georgian-Abkhaz conflict has had a serious and long-term impact on education, particularly in Abkhazia, but Georgians and Abkhaz alike have identified access to education as a clear area of common interest. The better prepared youth on both sides of the conflict are for engaging in a process in pursuit of peace, the more likely it is that a resolution can be found and that the conflict does not descend into violence again.

Bangui’s next generation brings hope for peace

Meet 20-year-old Ngala who is helping to reduce tensions within his community as the chairman of a local peace committee.

Countdown to International Women's Day

Women find innovative ways to address violence and contribute to building sustainable peace. In our various programmes, we explore how particular conflicts affect women and work on initiatives to amplify women’s voices for peace. In the run-up to International Women’s Day 2015, we share the stories of some of the dedicated and inspiring women we support in their peacebuilding efforts.