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

Publication

Leaders of today: Engagement of youth in sustaining peace

A paper highlighting the barriers for young people in Liberia, Myanmar and Tunisia to engage in peacebuilding and the actions needed to overcome them....

Photo credit: Oskar Kullander for Interpeace Blog

Inclusive and peaceful societies—a view from Sweden

Ahead of the 2017 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, Sigrid Gruener and Matilda Hald underscore the importance of inclusivity in building a peaceful society.

News

Professor Isaac Olawale Albert will deliver annual lecture in Accra

Together with the Kofi Annan International Peace-keeping Training Centre in Ghana we are proud to present the 2017 Kofi Annan / Dag Hammarskjöld lecturer.

Blog

Young and female: the future mediators in conflicts?

In this blog post Lara Sievers argues young women have a unique contribution to make as mediators.

Publication

Financing Fit for the Future

A 10-point agenda for financing peacebuilding that allows the UN and its Member States to fulfil the commitments of sustaining peace over the coming decades.

News

Practical Dialogue on Sustaining Peace

The Foundation has launched a workshop series to support better understanding of recent sustaining peace resolutions and the actions needed to implement them.