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.


02 July 2015
swisspeace is looking for a
Head of Mediation Program (80 - 100%)
More information.

01 July 2015
KOFF Newsletter No. 139
2015: A Key Year for Peace, Development and Security
is now available in English, German and French.

18 June 2015
First event organized by the
 Interparliamentary Group Peacebuilding
Read the media release in German and French.

15 June 2015
Register now for the
CAS Civilian Peacebuilding
annual course. More information.



New Publications

Gasser, Rachel; Federer, Julia; Siegfried, Matthias, 2015

Letters to a Young Mediator

A collection of 10 letters, each the product of personal reflection from some of the great mediators of our time. To get a copy, please contact us.

Santschi, Martina; Maxwell, Daniel; Moro, Leben (et al.), 2015

Questions and Challenges Raised by a Large-Scale Humanitarian Operation in South Sudan

A collaboration between swisspeace and the Secure Livelihood Research Consortium. Find the report here.

Gabriel, Sidonia; Druey, Cécile, 2015

Die Ukraine als Herausforderung für die Friedensförderung. Erfahrungen aus dem Schweizer OSZE-Vorsitz und dem Engagement mit der Zivilgesellschaft

In: FriEnt Impulse 05/2015. Download.

Péclard, Didier; Mechoulan, Delphine, 2015

Rebel Governance and the Politics of Civil War

swisspeace Working Paper, 1|2015, May 2015, ISBN 978-3-908230-96-0. Order / download.