The founding members of the United Nations (UN) had one great ambition: to avoid future wars. However, the UN has been more involved in crisis response than prevention. UN Secretary-General António Guterres has embraced the concept of “sustaining peace”, which is intended not only to restore peace but to create the conditions for it to endure in the long term. This also involves prevention.
Peacebuilding, development and humanitarian interventions aim at contributing to a positive impact on the contexts within which they take place. External interventions in volatile environments thus need to be sensitive to the context. This includes the identification and mitigation of the risks of exacerbating conflict, and strengthening of opportunities to contribute to positive change. Working in volatile and potentially quickly changing contexts requires organizations and their interventions to be adaptive and flexible.
Laws and norms that focus on women’s lives in conflict have proliferated across the regimes of international humanitarian law, international criminal law, international human rights law and the United Nations Security Council. While separate institutions, with differing powers of monitoring and enforcement, implement these laws and norms, the activities of regimes overlap.
This interactive online seminar explores the questions: How can education promote sustainable peace? What are human rights and how do they play a role in formal and informal educational systems? And, how can we assist educators integrate sustainable peace and human rights discourse into school and educational curriculums and how human rights can change the future of schooling?
Im September 2020 beginnt in Berlin die Weiterbildung "Multitrack Peace Mediation", welche inmedio peace consult ggmbh in Zusammenarbeit mit CSSP - Center for Integrative Mediation durchführt. Neben dem Training in Mediationsgrundlagen werden insbesondere die Konfliktbearbeitung im Kontext von Friedensprozessen und der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit im Fokus stehen. Der fünfzehntägige Workshop wird komplett auf Englisch stattfinden.
Inmedio peace consult ggmbh will be hosting a training course in cooperation with CSSP - Center for Integrative Mediation on Multitrack Peace Mediation beginning in September 2020. This course covers the main contents of a general mediation training and at the same time focuses on the field of peacebuilding and development cooperation. The fifteen-day training course will be held in English.
Understand the complex challenges mediators face when facilitating dialogue at the international level and practice your negotiation and mediation skills.
Despite increased international pressure and action to prevent violent conflicts and mass atrocities after the shocks of Rwanda and Srebrenica in the 1990s, the number of armed conflicts has increased in recent years. Whilst the wars in Syria, South Sudan or Ukraine differ with respect to the actors, driving factors and dynamics, they all raise the question of how violence and its escalation could have been prevented. The renewed attention to conflict prevention thus comes as no surprise, not only to prevent human suffering but also in light of cost-benefit-calculations: investing in prevention is more sensible than post-conflict reconstruction.
What is the significance of religion in peacebuilding around the world? Reflect on the potential religions have for building peace and driving conflict.
Gain insights into research and practice of civilian peacebuilding and broaden your skills to work in fragile contexts.
What do we mean by 'radicalization' processes and how do they influence peace and conflict in todays’ world? Critically discuss the concept and explore its implications for peacebuilding practice.