The Swiss Peace Foundation is a practice-oriented peace research institute. We analyze the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.


24 October 2014
swisspeace looks forward to welcoming you at the
cinfo Forum 2014
Learn more about swisspeace at this fair in the Stade de Suisse in Bern on 31 October 2014. More Information.

21 October 2014
Tele Basel news on the
2nd Opening of the Photo Exhibition Making Peace
at the Theaterplatz in Basel. Watch here.

20 October 2014
Update on Essential 1|2013
Archiving for a Peaceful Future
7 new cases have been added. Download.

16 October 2014
swisspeace is looking for a
Senior Program Officer for Peacebuilding / Middle East - North Africa (80%)
Starting date: 1 January 2015 (or by agreement). Job ad

04 October 2014
swisspeace is looking for a
Civilian Servant for Administrative Support (Zivildienst)
Starting date as soon as possible. Job ad in German.



New Publications

Sara Hellmüller, Corinne von Burg and Mathias Zeller, 2014

Kann Mediation schaden? Konfliktsensitivität in internationalen Friedensverhandlungen

In: Konfliktdynamik, 4/2014. Link.

Sidonia Gabriel and Annemarie Sancar, 2014

Vernetzung für den Frieden

In: Frauenstimme, Women for Peace, 3/2014. Download.

Laurent Goetschel and Sandra Pfluger (eds.), 2014

Challenges of Peace Research

swisspeace Working Paper, 7|2014, October 2014, ISBN 978-3-908230-95-3. Order / download.

Daniel Maxwell, Martina Santschi and Rachel Gordon, 2014

Looking back to look ahead? Reviewing key lessons from Operation Lifeline Sudan and past humanitarian operations in South Sudan

Working Paper, Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium, October 2014. Link.