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


2 October 2015
Watch the introductory note of yesterday's conference on
Securing archives at risk
by Pablo de Greiff, UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence. Further Information.


1 October 2015
Sidonia Gabriel of swisspeace will participate in the symposium
Women’s participation in peace talks – challenges and solutions
organized by Peace Women Across the Globe on the occassion of its 10th anniversary on 22-23 October in Bern. Info.

30 September 2015
swisspeace researchers will talk about
Research in conflict areas: being sensitive to conflict and managing risks
on 12 November in Bern, organized by the KFPE of the Swiss Academy of Sciences. Info.

17 September 2015
The 3-day course on
Conflict Prevention & Early Warning
will take place on 25-27 November 2015 at the Bildungszentrum 21 in Basel. More information and registration by 15 October 2015.

14 September 2015
The 3-day KOFF training course on
Conflict Analysis
will take place from 18-20 November. More Information and registration by 15 October 2015.

New Publications

Zedoun Alzoubi, 2015

Syrian medical NGOs in the crisis: realities, perspectives and challenges

"Syrian Voices on the Syrian Conflict" series published by NOREF and swisspeace. Link.

Didier Péclard, 2015

Les incertitudes de la nation en Angola. Aux racines sociales de l'Unita

Karthala, Paris. ISBN 9782811114466.

Corinne von Burg, 2015

On Inclusivity: The Role of Norms in International Peace Mediation

swisspeace Essential 3|2015. Download.

Bassma Kodmani, 2015

A Solution for Syria

This paper by Bassma Kodmani, Executive Director of the Arab Reform Initiative, was commissioned by NOREF and swisspeace as part of the "Syrian voices on the Syrian conflict" series. Download