CULTURE OF PEACE

National Dialogue Processes – What Everybody Ought to Know

PRIO conducted a seminar on "the many facets of dialogue processes – with regards to Tunisia as well as elsewhere." The seminar focused on the following points: What is a National Dialogue? Are National Dialogues replacing traditional peace mediation? What does...

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, You Showed us The Way to Freedom

A tribute by Dean Michael Weeder, December 5 2015 For a moment in our post-apartheid history we lived in the Camelot-like days of Nelson Mandela who had “showed us the way to freedom”. Perhaps this moment, like a dream come true with its grand narrative of messianic...

Evolving Common Spaces

Evolving Common Spaces: Building common understanding and develop consensus through knowledge-based dialogues, the creation of...

Reconciliation as Part of a National Dialogue Process

Background Material In conflict resolution and peacebuilding circles, reconciliation is a notion commonly associated with transitional justice; with mechanisms like Truth and Reconciliation Commissions that are implemented after a civil war has ended, or after...

2015 Nobel Peace Prize

A Victory for Deliberative Democracy ​Last month’s award by the Norwegian Nobel Committee of the annual Nobel Peace Prize to the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet is the first to be granted to organizers of a nationwide dialogue process.  Though Tunisia’s democracy...

Fellowship for Peace Changemakers Launched

We are extremely pleased to announce the launch of the Peace Appeal Foundation's Peace Changemakers Fellowship. For the last 15 years, the Peace Appeal has been privileged to recruit and work with extraordinary young peacemakers, whose skills, insights, empathy and...

Nobel Peace Prize – 2014

Last October, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan and Kailash Satyarthi of India - both indefatigable advocates for children's rights.  In Friday's announcement in Oslo, the Nobel Committee cited the recipients "struggle against the...

National Dialogues & Peacebuilding: Increasing Prominence and Study

2014 and 2015 have brought greater attention to the emerging role of national dialogues as transitional mechanisms for countries in conflict to chart their political futures.   The first large scale international conference on "National Dialogues and Mediation...

Conference on National Dialogue and Mediation Processes

Conference on National Dialogue and Mediation Processes In partnership with the Finnish Foreign Ministry and others, the Peace Appeal Foundation hosted the world's first conference on national dialogue processes in Helsinki, Finland from March 30-April 2, 2014.  A...

Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act (HAFA)

Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act (HAFA) Will Remove Barriers to Charity and Peacebuilding - "The Humanitarian Assistance Facilitation Act (HAFA) is bipartisan legislation that would remove barriers that humanitarian aid and peacebuilding groups face when...

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