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  • Briefing the Security Council via video conference from Amman, Jordon, Mr. Griffiths confirmed that under the “strong leadership” of Lt. Gen. Michael Lollesgaard, who heads the UN operation monitoring a cease-fire in Yemen’s key port of Hudaydah, the parties had agreed  that the first step of the so-named Hudaydah redeployment plan. would be withdrawal from the ports of…
  • The camper selection process to attend the Seeds of Peace Camp in Maine is very competitive and varies by country and program. The schools, community organizations, educators, and graduates of the Seeds of Peace program are involved at various stages of each program’s selection process. Candidates are typically between 14-16…
  • Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR) The successful reintegration of former combatants is recognized as a key factor in successful peace-building, addressing the need for immediate security and longer-term recovery in the transition from war to peace. IOM supports DDR efforts by focusing principally on successful reintegration, supporting former combatants to…
  • “Divided Past – Joint Future” is the project implemented by a consortium of 18 partners (7 IPA beneficiary countries plus Slovenia, Croatia, Austria and Netherland). Project consortium involves CSOs, research institutes, foundations, resources centres and Erasmus NAs and 13 associated business partners. Duration of the project is 48 months (starting…
  • An International Peace Institute study of 182 signed peace agreements between 1989 and 2011 found that when women are included in peace processes, there is a 35 percent increase in the probability that a peace agreement will last 15 years or more. Evidence indicates that women participants in peace processes are…
  • MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS  1. “Peace be to this house!” In sending his disciples forth on mission, Jesus told them: “Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace shall rest upon him; but if not, it shall…
  • The 2019 European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOF 2019) kicked off in the Bosnian capital with a with a dazzling opening ceremony on Sunday. The official opening ceremony was started with lighting the Olympic flame by Bosnia and Herzegovina's best athlete Larisa Ceric. The parade of 1,500 athletes and traditional…
  • In October 2019 the Environmental Peacebuilding Association will host the First International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding at the University of California Irvine. The conference will bring together academics, practitioners, and decisionmakers to examine the links between environment, conflict, and peace. Themes will likely include: natural resource management in conflict prevention,…
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