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Training on peacebuilding and local governance

 
This training will be organised from 4 to 8 July 2016 in Barcelona, together with the Barcelona International Peace Resource Center.  Theories and concepts of peacebuilding and conflict management to the local context will be applied in this training, and the impact of donor interventions on peace and stability will be discussed. Experts contributing to this course are Jamie Boex, international decentralisation expert who has worked in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Egypt, Sierra-Leone and Timor-Leste and peace professional Dion van der Berg who worked with local governments and civil society groups in a.o. Bosnia-Hercegovina, Kosovo and South Sudan. Deadline to apply: 20 May 2016.
 
 

Organisation

Karuna Center for Peacebuilding

 

 

The Karuna Center for Peacebuilding is a non-profit organisation that innovates approaches for transforming conflict across divides by supporting people in all sectors of society to discover their shared capacity for building peace.

Through dialogue and collaborative projects, the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding works with local partners to heal the destructive divides that are left in the wake of violence and threaten future stability. 

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Event

Book Launch: Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY

On 19 May, The Hague Institute and the ICTY will host the launch of "Prosecuting Conflict-Related Sexual Violence at the ICTY", a volume edited by ICTY Prosecutor, Serge Brammertz, and ICTY OTP Deputy to the Prosecutor, Michelle Jarvis.
A moderated panel discussion will follow the launch. The Hague Institute will also host an exhibition of artwork by university students in the countries of the former Yugoslavia depicting the concept of justice in the context of conflict-related sexual violence. 

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Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding

The project "Whole of Society Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding", or WOSCAP aims at enhancing the capabilities of the EU for implementing conflict prevention and peacebuilding interventions through sustainable, comprehensive and innovative civilian means. You can visit the project website at www.woscap.eu

News

1 for 7 Billion Campaign: Finding the best UN Leader

The post of UN Secretary-General is said to be the world's most impossible job. It is also one of the most important. The UN Charter was proclaimed in the name of "We the peoples of the United Nations". As the UN's top official, the Secretary-General embodies the high values of the Charter and represents the hopes and concerns of the world's seven billion people. All of us are affected by her or his decisions.

The 1 for 7 Billion campaign calls for a selection process that will find the best person for the job, irrespective of gender, region or background.  To this end we are calling on governments, parliaments and civil society to put forward highly qualified candidates. 

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