"Transforming relationships is not simply a post-conflict endeavour but a continuous process that can start at an earlier stage, before a formal settlement."
Conciliation Resources joined more than 40 peacebuilding organisations to issue a shared statement to UN member states on embracing the new global framework for peace:
The Colombian Government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have announced a final peace deal, ending a seemingly intractable conflict. Reaching this agreement was no small feat, the conflict having spanned five decades with over eight million victims.
Work has begun on a new Conciliation Resources project, which aims to increase women’s participation in local, national and cross-border peacebuilding efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic and South Sudan.
The Colombian Government and Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) have announced a historic ceasefire agreement. This agreement effectively puts an end to the last major internal armed conflict in the Western Hemisphere, which has killed more than 220,000 and displaced millions during the past half a century.
Dr Emma Leslie, an associate of the Philippines programme, has been awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The award was given for Dr Leslie’s work on peacebuilding and mediation – particularly in the Asia-Pacific region.