The Institute of Economics and Peace has just released its latest annual report ranking nations and regions in terms of peacefulness. Iceland remains the most peaceful country in the world, a position it has held since 2008. Get the full date from the website and consult earlier reports.
A new website launched the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC). The project intends to give support to countries of the South, so they can share best practice and knowledge. The site is new but aims to have a South-South Global Thinkers section- a place where the global coalition of think tank networks for South-South cooperation […]
GAPS UK and a consortium of key development organisations have just launched a tool to ensure women’s voices are heard in consultations about peace and conflict reconstruction in fragile and conflict zones. Its aim is to provide guidelines and a methodology for self assessment of current processes and a framework for future improvement. Also released recently […]
A new webguide from UN Archives Geneva combines primary and secondary sources from both the archives and library of the United Nations at Geneva. The guide starts from the League of Nations and goes to the present day and aims to show students what is available by giving a historical overview and links to resources. There is […]
29th May is UN International Day of Peacekeepers. On the 70th anniversary view a list of those who died in 2017 and explore other free resources. The main UN peacekeeping website describes the role and where peacekeepers are currently operating. It includes data on deployment, personnel and fatalities. Other useful resources include: Year in Review […]
Launched in 2017 by Georgetown University in conjunction with Peace Research Institute (PRIO)— this free tool ranks 153 countries on both peace and security—and women’s inclusion and justice. It aims to address previous omissions of gender in conflict measures. This blog posting now explains the purpose of the index and its difference from others available.
The United Nations University has launched its Sustainable Development Explorer. This provides access to a growing collection of its research commentary and multimedia related to each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015. These include poverty, environment and peace.
This useful free source has been developed by the Joint Research Centre in cooperation with the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Mediation Instruments Division within the EU. It uses open source statistics to calculate, using quantitative data, the risk of violent conflict in the next 4 years. Detailed information on the methodology is provided on the website. Indicators relating […]
A great site from the Council on Foreign Relations which has data on female participation from 1990 onwards. It also has full-text reports on the importance of women in these processes and various case studies from the Women and Foreign Policy program which analyse how elevating the status of women and girls advances U.S. foreign policy objectives.
Find out which is the world’s most peaceful country using the latest annual index from Visions of Humanity. It also summaries worldwide and regional trends. Topics covered include terrorism, war, violent crime.