swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.


22 March 2017
Knowledge for Peace Project Launch
The roundtable was opened by panelists Bruno Charbonneau, Gilbert Fokou, Eric Morier-Genoud, Harriet Logo Kuyang and Leben Moro who presented approaches of how knowledge of and for peace can be acquired and subsequently contribute to a more sustainable peace. More information

20 March 2017
Comprehensive Peacebuilding in the 21st Century
swisspeace and GCSP offer a five-day course in Geneva from 1-5 May. In the course participants develop a comprehensive approach to peacebuilding interventions to face the challenges of a more complex global environment. More information

15 March 2017
Archives against Genocide Denialism
In the latest Working Paper Melanie Altanian analyzes the role of archives in situations of conflicting memories
. The context of the official Turkish denial of the Armenian genocide provides insights on the uses and misuses of epistemic attributes such as reliability and truth. Working paper

ZIF Berlin: Peer Coaching „Mediation and Diplomacy“

9 March 2017
Mediation and Diplomacy Coaching
swisspeace contributed to a peer coaching for ten high-ranking German diplomats and members of parliament organized by the Center for International Peace Operations, ZIF. The coaching combined theoretical background with participatory elements and coaching sessions. More information

Latest publications

Altanian Melanie, 2017

Archives against Genocide Denialism? Challenges to the Use of Archives in Turkish-Armenian Reconciliation

swisspeace Working Paper 1 | 2017, Januar 2017, ISBN 978-3-906841-04-5. Order / download.

Dominik Balthasar, 2017

Quo vadis Afrika?

Afrika Bulletin Nr. 165 - Aktuelle Brennpunkte: Äthiopien, Mozambique, Zimbabwe. Download.

Anna Leissing, Vesna Matovic, Dagmar Reichert & Meret Schlegel, 2017

Art Initiatives in Fragile and Conflict Affected Regions

Critical Reflection following the KOFF Roundtable from November 2016. Download

swisspeace, CEG, 2017

Case Study on Guatemala - Observations and Reflections on the Negotiation and National Dialogue Process

In-depth case study of the Handbook National Dialogue. Download the case study in English and Spanish.