Nathalie Cooren, France, September 2016
Conciliation Resources (CR)
Working together for peace
Conciliation Resources is an independent international organisation working with people in conflict to prevent violence, resolve conflicts and promote peaceful societies.
We believe that building sustainable peace takes time. We provide practical support to help people affected by violent conflict achieve lasting peace. We draw on our shared experiences to improve peacebuilding policies and practice worldwide.
Our vision is of a world where people work together to resolve conflicts and promote peaceful and inclusive societies.
Our mission is to provide practical support to help people affected by violent conflict achieve lasting peace. We draw on our shared experiences to improve peacebuilding policies and practice worldwide.
We believe that everybody affected by conflict has a stake in peace. We work to create peaceful and inclusive change within societies in partnership with local people, to respond to violence, inequality, injustice and exclusion.
We believe that peacebuilding needs to be flexible and adaptive to the specific and evolving realities of each conflict context. We support innovative ways to influence change, and we share insights from people’s lived experience globally to build collective knowledge and expertise.
We believe that peace can only come about if people have a chance to better understand their conflict and if difficult conversations are held between allies and adversaries. We stand alongside those who, with courage and integrity, reach out across conflict divides.
We believe that building sustainable peace takes time. That’s why we make long-term commitments to support just and resilient transitions from protracted conflict to lasting peace.
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Independent international organisation
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Our work covers many topics relating to peacebuilding, however there are a number of cross-cutting issues that run through our programme and policy work.
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Our programme and policy work focuses on eight regions globally :
To support our overarching mission, we have set ourselves three 2020 goals to work towards:
As a result of our support, relationships, governance practices and structures, and legacies of violence, which are obstacles to sustainable peace, are addressed.
As a result of our engagement, expertise and resources, peacebuilding and conflict prevention practice is more inclusive.
As a result of our efforts, relevant policymakers at international, national and regional levels make investments in long-term, non-violent approaches to preventing armed conflict and building peace, and in those working for peace in conflict contexts.
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Conciliation Resources provides practical support to help people affected by violent conflict achieve lasting peace. We draw on our shared experiences to influence policies and improve peacebuilding practice worldwide.
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