News and Insight

Our staff and partners draw on decades of experience, understanding and analysis to make peace possible. As well as news, see their latest thoughtful insights covering violent conflict, peacebuilding, and global events.

January 2022
News

Conciliation Resources is pleased to support the transition of the Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC) network to the London School of Economics, Centre for Women Peace and Security (LSE WPS).

January 2022
Insight

Our #SeeTheHuman event series focuses on the real-life experiences of those who have been on the front lines of war and who have managed to bring people together across divides to create peace.

January 2022
Insight

Whether or not you live somewhere impacted by violent conflict, you can almost certainly relate to feelings of division and hostility within your society. The rise of social media, increasing inequality and other factors are fuelling anger, a lack of tolerance and polarisation in many countries.

December 2021
Story

“I cannot advocate for non-violence and then join the armed group.” In late 2020, the emergence of a new rebel movement led to a fresh escalation of violence in the Central African Republic (CAR). Like many other young men (and some young women), Christophe* felt pressure to join them.

December 2021
News

We are deeply saddened by the sudden passing of our long-term partner and friend Avaz Hasanov, and convey our sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.

November 2021
Story

Adi Vasulevu is the Executive Director of Transcend Oceania, a peacebuilding organisation based in Fiji. As part of ongoing discussions around COP26, we spoke to Adi about her work and the challenges facing Fijians including climate change and COVID-19.

November 2021
Story

As politicians, scientists and activists meet in Glasgow to discuss tackling climate change at COP26, Florence Swamy argues that we must not forget about the people on the frontlines of the climate emergency.

November 2021
Insight

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference is focusing world attention on the existential impact of climate change on our common ecological system. It is a moment for leadership and global action. The changes required to sustain our planet will require shifts in power and resources. Similar shifts are needed to transform conflict and build peace.

October 2021
Insight

The Pacific region is experiencing the climatic and environmental effects of climate change – effects that are likely to increase in the coming decades. The escalating rate and intensity of cyclones, coastal erosion and land salinity as a result of rising sea levels will increasingly impact the region economically, socially and politically.

October 2021
News

Smart Peace was a global initiative combining the expertise of consortium members to address the challenges of building peace. A new interactive resource allows users to explore its forward-looking approach to peacebuilding through case studies and lessons learnt.

October 2021
News

Magda Zenon is a human rights activist and peacebuilder living in Cyprus, and is a member of Women Mediators across the Commonwealth (WMC). To celebrate the anniversary of UNSCR1325, Magda has interviewed members of the WMC about their experiences of mediating peace and hopes for the future.

October 2021
News

Ten years ago, Conciliation Resources co-convened an international conference in the Palace of Aiete, in San Sebastian-Donostia. This helped put in motion a series of events that ushered in a new chapter for peace in the Basque Country. A decade later, the organisers and participants headed back to Aiete to reflect on the achievements of the peace process, and the challenges that lie ahead.