An independent initiative to develop a new set of standards, guidance, and principles for the international community to enable countries to develop nationally owned and more effective long-term peace processes.
This initiative will launch a global participatory process in 2020, but you can already contribute and share thoughts and insights - click here
- The world is at its least peaceful since
the end of the cold war.
The negative trend in peace is historic: it is the first time since the World War II that the world has become consistently less peaceful.
- The human cost of this conflict has been
This decline in peace has contributed to over 70 million[i] people being forcibly displaced, the highest number on record, surpassing post-World War II numbers.
existing toolbox of the international community’s peace and security architecture is
ineffective at addressing these peace and conflict challenges.
The international community has a poor track record at resolving conflict. Most peace agreements fail between seven and twelve years after they are negotiated and are not even implemented.
- Most of the world’s major violent conflicts are not being resolved.
Many of the conflicts we are dealing with today are manifestations of ’old’ conflicts. 90 percent of the active conflicts during the 2000s were in countries that had already experienced a civil war.
is an urgent need to improve peace processes.
New and ongoing peace processes in places like Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, South Sudan and through the Sahel will determine regional and global security for many years to come.
is global political will.
The UN Sustaining Peace agenda and related Security Council Resolutions provide the critical political will for greater international, national and local efforts toward conflict prevention and more effective peace processes.
- Yet, there is a gap between policy and
We need new energy and effort to improve peace processes. In spite of years of learning and more resources than ever, we are seemingly no closer to witnessing actual changes to the way peace processes are designed, implemented and monitored on-the-ground.