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.
20th February was World Social Justice day the 2017 Theme was “Preventing conflict and sustaining peace through decent work A key document is the adoption in 2008 by the ILO of the Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization
The Legal Tools for Peacemaking Project at the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, in collaboration with the Mediation Support Unit in the UN Department of Political Affairs (DPA), has created the new database, Language of Peace. It enables researchers to quickly cross-search the provisions words and language used in over 1,000 peace […]
Shocking statistics The latest annual edition of the Global Peace index from the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP). It uses 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators to rate levels of peace in 163 nations worldwide. These include conflicts, security and militarisation of society.