Building Peace is More Difficult Than Destroying It

Countries with higher levels of Positive Peace not only have a reduced number of grievances that arise, they also have the ability to resolve emerging disagreements without the use of violence.

Positive Peace in Mexico

Mexico’s imbalanced Positive Peace performance underpins Mexico’s difficulties in addressing its high rates of criminal violence.

Positive Peace in a Besieged Nation: Syria’s Struggle

Because of the violence in the Syrian conflict, it remains almost impossible for Syria to foster practices of Positive Peace. Negative Peace efforts are an essential first step.

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Is Education a Major Driver of Positive Peace?

One of the Positive Peace pillars is critically predicated upon the efficacy of a modern education system in the production and distribution of human capital in a society.

Watch: 2017 Positive Peace Conference

The 2017 Positive Peace Conference brought together leading positive peace practitioners, policymakers, members of the media, and representatives of other fields to explore new opportunities and challenges for strengthening positive peace.

Defining Positive Peace

It is not often that we get a chance to really get to grips with what positive peace means, to reflect on how it is used and to understand how the different communities involved in peace work define and pursue the goals of positive peace.

Understanding the Transition from Conflict to Lasting Peace

Previously there has been little understanding of the main drivers of the transition to peace, but the release of the Positive Peace Report 2017 helps to shine a light on this perplexing question.

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Positive Peace and Libyan Youth – Participant Profiles

Tunis, April 2017: Last week 16 young Libyans participated in ‘Positive Peace and Libyan Youth’; the course was delivered by the Institute for Economics and Peace, in partnership with the EU Committee of Regions and UNICEF.

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