The following is an in-depth article from the Christian Science Monitor:
...Peacebuilding is a new approach to ending war, and it's becoming a global buzzword. It's different from peacemaking, which brings politicians around a table to hammer out a peace deal. And it's different from peacekeeping, which sends foreign soldiers to monitor peace agreements, separate warring… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on April 7, 2011 at 8:30am —
We are looking for junior advisers on Libya, in relation to work for a hi-profile client/s involved in the conflict there.
Human Rights Law stduent/new graduate also helpful, possible case v EU &/ UN.
Knowledge of EU & UN Assets & Travel Ban listing regs helpful.
Paid work, success fee based.
Galway & Jackson (Conflict Management) Associates…
Added by Johnnie Special One Jackson on March 23, 2011 at 11:05am —
Here follows a telegram-style short list of contradictions, foolish assumptions and flawed humanism. An equally short conclusion with prediction follows the list. I am presently working on a short piece on what could and should have been done instead of these terrible and counterproductive bombings.
We can’t meet, talk or negotiate with such a guy!
Scores of Western leaders have met him and seen him as an ally the last few… Continue
Added by Jan Oberg on March 21, 2011 at 12:30pm —
Hello all! Hope all is well!
This is an informal post, but I am hoping those of you with UN or other IDP agency contacts will heed these words and help to get rapid assistance for the IDPs living in Cote d'Ivoire. I am currently living in Abidjan and have been watching as civil war is breaking out all around me.
There are an estimated at least 30,000 newly displaced persons within Abidjan alone right now (and thousands upon thousands more across the country), because of… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 28, 2011 at 5:30pm —
Preface: I traveled to Rwanda with Global Youth Connect (www.globalyouthconnect.org
) in January 2011. The following is a short, personal reflection on the experience that I originally wrote to thank the people that supported my trip. It is not meant to capture the entirety of the trip, nor does it speak for all the participants or the organization. I have never blogged before, but I venture to post it thanks to Dr. Zelizer's encouragement. So…
Added by Kaitlyn Allen on February 21, 2011 at 12:13am —
Last week, two international mediators declared impasse and walked away from the conflicts they were assigned to mediate. In Lebanon, Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Saud al-Faisal attempted to mediate a serious conflict between Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al Hariri and Hezbollah. In the Ivory Coast, Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga mediated the continuing crisis caused by the presidential election between Alassane Ouattara and Laurent Gbagbo. Continue
These conflicts are complex and…
Added by Doug Noll on January 24, 2011 at 3:00pm —
This past month or so has been a particularly stressful one for me. I have been living in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire for most of the past year and have watched as the country has been sinking deeper and deeper into Continue
violence and intense propaganda. Sadly, I’ve found I no longer believe a word I read in both local and international news, as I have read “news” that is in direct contrast to what I have seen and heard with my own
eyes and ears. The stories seem to be escalating the…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 2, 2011 at 4:00pm —
December 10th is Human Rights Day, following is the message from the secretary General of the United Nations discussing this year's theme: human rights defenders who act to end discrimination
Human Rights Day 2010 will highlight and promote the achievements of human rights defenders and it will again emphasize the primary responsibility Governments have to enable and protect their role. The Day is also intended to inspire a new generation of defenders to… Continue
Added by PeaceDay TV on December 8, 2010 at 3:25pm —
Something didn't sit right with me while watching this second round of the Presidential vote here in Cote D'Ivoire. The international community… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 5, 2010 at 2:00pm —
Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 4, 2010 at 8:45am —
I have no access to foreign tv news and radio at the moment, as it has been cut off through the government in an attempt to stop what is being termed “illegal” announcements of a Presidential winner. I have
been trawling the internet searching for the international response to
the current situation trying to gauge international opinion and what
information is being released where.
The election happened last Sunday, and since then things have gone… Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 3, 2010 at 7:36pm —
My guests are Gord Breedyk and Erich Schellhammer, two Canadians pushing an initiative to formally accredit international peace professionals to work with parties at war with each other. Gord is a non-profit leader in Ottowa, Canada. Erich is a professor at Royal Roads University in Vancouver, B.C. and director of the Bachelor of Arts Justice Program, which orients junior and senior undergraduates to social justice opportunities as careers.
In the… Continue
Added by Doug Noll on November 6, 2010 at 9:08am —
Over the past few months we've undertake, on our own, a project to map the use of social media by the evangelical right. Part of our research has been how Christian/evangelical non-profit aid groups are engaging in aid delivery in fragile nations and post-crisis states (e.g. Haiti post-earthquake.)
We examined 1,800 blogs and websites of various groups and sub-groups across the United States, Canada and UK. The majority of the evangelical aid groups (78%) come from the… Continue
Added by Giles Crouch on October 17, 2010 at 1:19pm —
For a comprehensive summary of conflicts in the world for the week of September 25th- October 1st, 2010, visit http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/10/02/this-week-in-conflict-september-25th-october-1st-2010/
Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 1, 2010 at 6:30pm —
For a comprehensive summary of conflicts in the world for the week of September 17th-24th, 2010, visit http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/09/25/this-week-in-conflict-september-17th-24th-2010/
Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 24, 2010 at 5:25pm —
UN Security Council Resolutions may be challenging to read and understand, but because they are international law, UN member states are required to follow them. That means that advocates need to understand them and be able to hold governments - and the UN itself - accountable.
The four UNSCRs on women, peace, and security (1325, 1820, 1888, and 1889) will be in the spotlight over the next several weeks as national governments around the world prepare to make additional commitments to… Continue
Added by Inclusive Security on September 24, 2010 at 1:30pm —
- The UN will be having its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York city from the 20th to the 22nd of September. They are looking to accelerate the progress towards the MDGs by 2015, review successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities to lead to more “concrete strategies of action”.
- A new…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 17, 2010 at 7:36pm —
September 10, 2010 -- A worldwide call for Peace involving millions of people in 192 countries is slated for September 17-21. More than 2,000 parades, concerts, dance celebrations, exhibitions and educational events inspired by the United Nations International Day of Peace are planned. People can watch the Peace Day Global Broadcast, at… Continue
Added by PeaceDay TV on September 10, 2010 at 11:30am —
Find out what's going on in the world of conflict each week.
August 21-27th, 2010 post available here:http://apeaceofconflict.com/2010/08/29/this-week-in-conflict-august-21st-27th-2010/
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 28, 2010 at 2:38pm —
- The New Economics Foundation found that the earth is using up resources faster than ever. The study monitors nature’s capital and concluded that this year the earth was using up its own natural
resources to support itself a full month earlier than in the previous
- August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The…
Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 20, 2010 at 10:26am —