Principles for Inclusive Peace
Selected at the 2019 Paris Peace Forum to receive one year of support in 2020
Project led by :
Peace & Security
After identifying some of the fundamental challenges to current peace processes, there is a need to re-think the way these processes are conceived and structured. This project aims to commence a global participatory process that will establish a new normative framework with standards to guide inclusive and effective peace processes.
Interpeace is an international organization for peacebuilding that supports locally led initiatives around the world. Together with local partners and local teams, Interpeace jointly develops peacebuilding programmes and helps establish processes of change that connect local communities, civil society, government and the international community. Interpeace was initially established in 1994 by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to build peace. Since then, it has developed a proven and recognized approach to enable people to build lasting peace. After 25 years of experience in peacebuilding, the organization is aware that peace cannot be imported from the outside and must be built from within a society. This is why Interpeace tailors its approach to each society and ensures that the work is locally driven. Interpeace believes that every society has what it needs to build peace. Its role is to support societies to harness their strengths. As a strategic partner of the United Nations, Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland and has offices in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; Brussels, Belgium; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Nairobi, Kenya; New York, USA and Stockholm, Sweden. Interpeace supports more than 20 locally led peacebuilding initiatives in Latin America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.