This report from NOREF and written by our Director of the Philippines programme, Kristian Herbolzheimer, analyses the key factors that allowed the government of the Philippines and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front to reach a peace agreement in 2014.
The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro is the main peace agreement to be signed worldwide since the agreement that stopped the armed conflict in Nepal in 2006. The Mindanao process is now a crucial reference for other peace processes, given that it is the most recent.
This report from NOREF written by Conciliation Resources’ Director of the Philippines programme provides an insider perspective on the developments and innovations over 17 years of negotiations, and reflects on lessons that might be relevant for other peace processes.
It also explores the challenges ahead in terms of implementation, focusing on the management of security-related issues during the transition from war to peace.