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.


20 February 2015
An updated version of the 2013
Conflict Sensitivity Manual
for Danzer is now available inEnglish or French.

12 February 2015
The academic conference on
International Mediation
in Pretoria has been rescheduled. More information

09 February 2015
swisspeace Director Laurent Goetschel has been appointed as member of the
European Institute of Peace‘s Advisory Council
More information

06 February 2015
Job opening at swisspeace
Civilian Service in Administration Support
More information

06 February 2015
Job opening at the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)
Executive Director – Full time
More information

06 February 2015
At a discussion organized by MPSI, swisspeace expert Stefan Bächtold gave an
Input on conceptual challenges for the New Deal in Myanmar
More about MPSI

03 February 2015
Cécile Druey, swisspeace expert on the Caucasus region, wrote an article on South Ossetia
Leben in der Sackgasse
in the newspaper NZZ. Read

02 February 2015
KOFF Newsletter No. 134
Human Rights Defenders at Risk
German, French and English



New Publications

Posluschny-Treuner, Myra, 2014

Landgrabbing. Landnahmen in historischer und globaler Perspektive (Review)

Englert, Birgit/Gräber, Barbara (Hg.). 2014. Landgrabbing. Landnahmen in historischer und globaler Perspektive. Wien: new academic press. 232 Seiten. ISBN 978-3-7003-1895-8. In: Stichproben - Wiener Zeitschrift für kritische Afrikastudien. 27/2014, p. 122-129.

Julia Palmiano Federer, 2015

Norms in Mediation Processes

In: Security and Human Rights Blog, 26 January 2015. Link.

Damiano de Felice and Andreas Graf, 2015

The Potential of National Action Plans to Implement Human Rights Norms: An Early Assessment with Respect to the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights

Journal of Human Rights Practice, 2015. Link.

Sara Hellmüller and John Ahere, 2014

Mediation and Conflict Transformation

Discussion Points of the Mediation Support Network (MSN) No. 5, Durban. Link.