Building Peace


The lessons learned from centuries of strife, indicate that building and sustaining peace is an ongoing process, demanding participation from diverse actors at all levels of society. Through the Building Peace programme we work to promote inclusive, coherent and sustainable strategies for peacebuilding in countries that are at risk of violent conflict. We aim to contribute to more resilient and stable states and societies.

We engage with diverse stakeholders including multilateral institutions, civil society organisations, bilateral donors and academics in seminars, workshops and bilateral discussions. Country case studies implemented in partnership with local civil society actors also contribute new perspectives and strategies that influence policy recommendations for strengthening the uptake of local voices in peacebuilding processes.

The Foundation also promotes understanding and supports implementation of the recommendations coming out of the 2015 UN peace and security reviews and the Sustaining Peace resolutions passed in the Security Council and the General Assembly in April 2016. In response to identified needs and requests from UN partners, we act as a convener of meetings and as a platform for consultations. These consultations bring together Member States, key actors in the UN, and international, regional and local civil society on key themes that need attention for realising sustainable peace globally, including engagement of civil society, inclusive dialogue and adequate, predictable financing for peacebuilding.

Through this effort we hope to improve the UN’s effectiveness in supporting peace and security and push towards an integrated, comprehensive and long-term approach that will also be crucial in enabling the achievement of the 2030 Agenda.


Updates

Blog

Six steps towards a financing strategy for a stable Sudan

In this blog Rachel Scott from OECD outlines a new methodology for developing finance strategies in fragile states.

News

From Seoul to Banjul

A regional conference shares Asia’s perspective on building and sustaining peace, revealing lessons relevant beyond its borders.

Blog

Why youth engagement isn’t just about age

Ahead of International Youth Day, Sarah Smith calls for inclusive youth engagement that goes beyond age and breaks current cycles of marginalisation.

News

The pursuit of peace and progress endures

Together with the Department for Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, the Foundation hosts international training on dialogue and mediation.

Publication

Before, during, after

A collection of papers by peacebuilding experts/practitioners that provides practical insights on what is needed to sustain peace in West Asia and North Africa.

Blog

Kicking up dust, as well as change

In this blog Muneinazvo Kujeke explains how Zimbabwean youth can nip the country's political conflict in the bud and prevent conflict ahead of elections next...