Recommendations: Protecting civilians from LRA abductions

Apr 2014
The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) has abducted over 3,400 Congolese civilians since 2008. In February 2014 alone the LRA abducted 35 people in Haut Uele district of the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) Orientale Province. In response to this enduring violence, Conciliation Resources and 58 other civil society groups have sent a joint letter to the UN peacekeeping mission in the DRC (MONUSCO). The letter provides concrete recommendations on how peacekeepers deployed in LRA-affected zones can better protect civilians.

Afghanistan post-2014: reverberations in Kashmir

Apr 2014
This briefing paper is the third in a series from the Kashmir Initiative Group (KIG), highlighting potential scenarios following the drawdown of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) from Afghanistan this year, and its possible implications for the already fragile Indian-Pakistani dialogue as well intra-Kashmir peacebuliding initiatives. For more information on the background to the Kashmir conflict please see the previous brief in this series.

Briefing: Central African Republic: Inter-communal dialogue key to long-term stability

Dec 2013
Since the March 2013 coup by the Seleka coalition, deadly clashes have been taking place across the Central African Republic. The internal situation is quickly escalating, and a robust and committed response is now needed from the international community. This briefing paper outlines obstacles and requirements for the peaceful resolution of the conflict in the Central African Republic.

Note d'information : République centrafricaine : Le dialogue intercommunautaire, clé d’une stabilité durable

Dec 2013
Depuis le coup d'État en mars 2013 par la coalition de Séléka, la situation en République centrafricaine (RCA) s’est empirée, avec l’effondrement complet de l’ordre public et des institutions. Cette note d'information donne un aperçu des tensions actuelles qui frappent la République centrafricaine, et les conditions nécessaires pour la résolution du conflit.

Joint statement on the continuing crisis in LRA-affected areas

Oct 2013

In September 2013 experts from our East and Central Africa team joined together in Brussels with peacebuilders from the region as well as counterparts from international NGOs.

Discussions on recent developments in the Lord's Resistance Army conflict and progress monitoring of interventions led to a joint statement that highlights the most pressing priorities in addressing the continuing crisis in LRA-affected areas.

Bringing peace into the post-2015 development framework: A joint statement

Sep 2012

Civil society organisations in the International Dialogue for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS), of which Conciliation Resources is part, have coordinated a statement that argues for the integration of peacebuilding and violence prevention into the post-Millennium Development Goals framework.

Intégrer la paix dans le cadre post-2015 : Une déclaration conjointe des organisations de la société civile

Sep 2012
Les organisations de la société civile dans le Dialogue international sur la consolidation de la paix et le renforcement de l'État (IDPS), dont fait partie Conciliation Resources, ont élaboré une déclaration commune plaidant en faveur de l'intégration de la consolidation de la paix et de la prévention de la violence dans la promotion du cadre post-2015 des Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement.
Approuvé par plus de cinquante organisations de cons

Recommendations for the UN's report on peacebuilding

Jul 2012

Conciliation Resources has submitted reflections and recommendations to the UN Peacebuilding Support Office, which is leading the development of the UN Secretary-General’s Report on Peacebuilding in the Aftermath of Conflict.  

This UN report will update the Secretary’s General’s 2009 and 2010 reports on Peacebuilding in the Immediate Aftermath of Conflict, as well as his 2010 report on Women’s Participation in Peacebuilding, and set a forward vision that addresses evolving and longer-term challenges for peacebuilding.

People's peacemaking perspectives: Lebanon – Policy brief

May 2012

The findings in this Policy Brief draw on perspectives and ideas from Lebanese and international actors and analysts, many of whom are engaged in Lebanese political or social life or in programmes supporting peacebuilding and development.

Response to the AU-UN draft regional strategy to address the threat posed by the activities of the LRA

Apr 2012

Conciliation Resources and the Regional Civil Society Task Force, composed of civil society organisations, religious and traditional leaders from areas affected by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), welcome the development of a regional strategy to address the threat posed by the LRA. We urge that it must involve more than just a military approach.


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