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Published since 2001, Alert! Report on Conflicts, Human Rights and Peacebuilding examines the state of the world from four thematic issues: armed conflicts, tensions, peace processes and gender. The publication identifies risk factors and early warnings for the future and also opportunities for peacebuilding and conflict transformation. Alert! is available in Spanish, English, and also in Catalan in previous editions.


Alert 2016!

Alert 2016! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender, peace and security. The analysis of the most important events in 2015 and of the nature, causes, dynamics, actors and consequences of the main armed conflicts and socio-political crises that currently exist in the world makes it possible to provide a comparative regional overview and to identify global trends, as well as risk and early warning elements for the future. Similarly, the report also identifies opportunities for peacebuilding and for reducing, preventing and resolving conflicts. In both cases, one of the main aims of this report is to place data, analyses and the identified warning signs and opportunities for peace in the hands of those actors responsible for making policy decisions or those who participate in peacefully resolving conflicts or in raising political, media and academic awareness of the many situations of political and social violence taking place around the world.



Isak Svensson,
Professor in the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, Uppsala University

Alert 2016! sheds new light on some of the most pertinent peace and security questions of our times. In particular, it provides a valuable overview of conflict and peacebuilding trends throughout the world in recent times. For scholars interested in peace and conflict, as well as for policy-makers working in this field, Alert 2016! provides an important source of reference.



Thania Paffenholz,
Director of the Inclusive Peace and Transition Initiative at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies

Alert 2016! offers a concise and multi-faceted overview on the state of peace and conflicts worldwide. In addition to providing a repository of key information for researchers, Alert 2016! takes the extra step of making projections for peace in the short and medium-term, identifying warning signs and windows of opportunities for policymakers and practitioners to consider. It thus ranks among the few publications taking a strong stand in support of effective research-policy transfer in the field of peace-building.



Xavier Aldekoa.
Africa Correspondent, La Vanguardia

The Alert yearbook is a window on the world; a panoramic one. It allows observing the present, learning from the past and anticipating the future. This, in a convulsive world where socio-political crises produce conflicts and peace processes are often too weak, is an invaluable contribution. Alert 2016! portrays the world as it is, reminding us of how it has been and providing key elements to face up to the new processes with the advantage brought by experience. It is not a report on wars, socio-political crises and conflicts. It is really a yearbook on prevention, rehabilitation and peace.

Alert 2015!

Alert 2015! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook providing an analysis of the state of the world in terms of conflict and peacebuilding from four perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and gender issues in peacebuilding. The analysis of the most important events in 2014 and of the nature, causes, dynamics, actors and consequences of the main armed conflicts and socio-political crises that currently exist in the world makes it possible to provide a comparative regional overview and to identify global trends, as well as risk and early warning elements for the future. Similarly, the report also identifies opportunities for peacebuilding and for reducing, preventing and resolving conflicts. In both cases, one of the main aims of this report is to place data, analyses and the identified warning signs and opportunities for peace in the hands of those actors responsible for making policy decisions or those who participate in peacefully resolving conflicts or in raising political, media and academic awareness of the many situations of political and social violence taking place around the world.

Reviews:

Dr. Virginia M. Bouvier,
Senior Advisor for Latin America for the US Institute of Peace and former member of the Standby Team of the United Nations Mediation Support Unit

"This encyclopedic resource offers peace and conflict specialists an opportunity each year to assess the status of peacebuilding and conflict dynamics across time and place. Through statistics, charts, and narratives –including particularly enlightening essays on the gender dimensions of peace and conflict– this yearly volume illuminates new trends and pervasive patterns and flags opportunities and risks for peace. An indispensable contribution to the field, it forces us out of our disciplinary and geographic silos toward a much-needed global vision."

Emilio Cassinello,
Director General of Toledo International Center for Peace (CITpax)

"For any centre of thought or laboratory of ideas, having reliable information and keeping up to date are essential and basic imperatives. Even more so for a “mediation centre” in its basic activity: Parallel or Second Track diplomacy aiming to prevent or resolve conflicts. Neither one nor the other can function without having thorough analyses of the reality and high-quality diagnoses. Within this demand, Alert! is confirmed as a first-rate tool of an unquestionable usefulness. The special care in presenting the facts and trends are specially appreciated, considering –as Heisenberg’s principle states– that observation is susceptible of changing the nature of what is being observed. These precautions are especially welcome in the gender approach and dimension, as well as for the impact it all has on the civil population. One specific characteristic that deserves being mentioned is the skilful use of statistics. Nobody can deny the unquestionable eloquence of figures, but processing these figures that meets the analytical usefulness requires special training and experience. The authors of Alert! show a special and intuitive intelligence to transform these figures into an argument. In conclusion: for a do/action tank or a conflict transformation tank such as CITpax, the exact information on the status and context is the key element that determines success or failure in the always-unstable labyrinth of conflicts and peacebuilding. All professionals working with these scenarios must genuinely be thankful for such a comprehensive and rigorous publication as Alert!"

Roxaneh Bazergan,
United Nations Department of Political Affairs, Policy and Mediation Division, Mediation Support Unit

"Every conflict is unique and the crafting of a peace process has to respond to each specific context. But mediators and mediation support actors draw inspiration from what has been tried before in different settings. Reflecting on other experiences can be a way to capture the imagination of conflict parties and other stakeholders and give a sense of what is possible. Alert! is a valuable tool to inspire creativity, help deepen our understanding of the many twists and turns conflicts may take, and identify the sometimes surprising windows of opportunity for constructive resolution. In also highlighting the challenges of protracted conflicts, where peace processes have stalled, Alert! reminds us of our collective responsibility to pursue a peaceful resolution of disputes."

Alert 2014!

Antje Herrberg
Senior mediation expert and Chief Executive Officer, MediatEUr - The European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue


Whilst, as peace mediation practitioners we appreciate that each individual case is unique, as professionals we benefit from understanding the big trends and issues in the field of peace making. Not only does this give us material for our own reflection, but also it allows us to see how these trends can be taken in account for our practice. My colleagues and I use it to inform our teaching and training of mediators, when producing briefing notes, and for assessing regional dynamics and conducting conflict analysis. In the field of Conflict Resolution, we need reliable facts. Alert 2014! hits the spot of providing us with concise information, outlining key dynamics, and pointing the finger at some hard realities that influence peace making. I recommend it to all mediators as a yearly 'must read'.

Laurent Goetschel
Director of Swisspeace and Professor of Political Science at the University of Basel


Alert 2014 is a very well documented and clearly structured report on the state of conflicts in the world. The abstract provides a concise overview on the increase or decrease of violence in the most relevant conflict areas. It also includes peace processes and a focus on human rights. Everyone interested in a quick overview on the state of "peace and conflict" should have a look at it.

Jordi Armadans
Director of FundiPau (Fundació per la Pau)


Work to promote peace and peacebuilding requires rigorous analytical tools. Whether to denounce the ravages of armed conflict or to influence new security policies to improve conflict prevention and transformation, we need reliable data with well-defined trends and developments. Only in this way, and based on proper assessment, may we aspire to better formulas. Among the regular analytical reports issued by various peace research centres around the world, the Escola de Cultura de Pau’s Alert! is already a classic. Its analysis of the dynamics of conflicts and the development of peace processes, as well as its look at opportunities and risks, makes it essential reading for anyone involved in peace work.

Alert 2014! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook which analyzes the state of the world in connection with conflicts and peacebuilding based on four areas of analysis: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and the gender dimension on peacebuilding. Focusing on these areas, Alert 2014! offers an overview of the world’s state of affairs and reveals possible trends and dynamics related to the characteristics and evolution of those areas. The comparison of the data with figures from previous years means the report can act as an early warning tool regarding general trends or situations in specific countries. This can be useful, among other things, to devise foreign policy, development cooperation and arms transfer policies, as well as policies to prevent armed conflicts and consolidate peace processes and post-war recovery.



Foreword by Christine Bell
Executive Summary

Chapters
1. Armed conflicts
2. Socio-political crises
3. Peace processes
4. The gender dimension in peacebuilding
5. Opportunities for Peace in 2014
6. Risk Scenarios for 2014

Annexes
Annex I. International missions in 2013


Map Conflict and peacebuilding in 2013

Alert 2014!

ISBN: 978-84-9888-602-3

Alert 2013!

Ed Garcia,
Professor and Senior Policy Advisor, International Alert

Alert 2013! provides a valuable guide to the armed conflicts and crises that the global community confronts today while helping the serious reader to understand the responses made by peacebuilders as well as human rights and humanitarian workers to these recurring challenges. It is rare to find a compendium that distils lessons learned in diverse regions of conflict and crises in a manner that is thoroughly analytical, respectful of rights, gender-sensitive and forward looking. For policy makers and those engaged in statecraft the sections that identify probable focal points of tension and deal with opportunities for peace are illustrative of the comprehensive approach that the team from the Escola de Cultura de Pau brings to this undertaking. Researchers, scholars, media people, students of politics and parliamentarians alike will find in this annual report an irreplaceable tool not only to better understand the sources of violence in our world but also to rediscover the resources to transform its future to make sure that it is different from the past.

Itziar Ruiz-Giménez Arrieta,
Professor of International Relations and Coordinator of the African Studies Group of Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Fortunately, this year's Alert 2013 report is once again being published, in spite of the current crisis that is affecting both the economy and the university. This is an essential tool for those of us interested in armed conflict and peacebuilding. This one source keeps us current on the ups and downs of each conflict, whether they have been "forgotten" or not, and it presents, in a concise but precise way, the complexity of the causes and the actors and factors present in them. There is no better recipe against reductionist and monocausal narratives that focus on the "ethnic curse" or the "resource curse". Its most valuable contribution, however, is the detailed analysis of peace processes and, in particular, their gender "dimension", rendering visible initiatives by women and the progress and setbacks in their struggle for gender equity. This is an essential element for another type of "peacebuilding" that has an impact on those who are behind the scenes in many of these conflicts: the current global, neoliberal, unfair and patriarchal system.

Alberto Gomes,
Director of the Centre for Dialogue, La Trobe University, Australia

Alert 2013! is indeed an impressive yearbook that is indispensable to anyone interested in analyses of conflicts, crises and peace processes around the world. Escola de Cultura de Pau of Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona is to be commended for producing for the twelfth year such a comprehensive and insightful report on the trends and vicissitudes related to armed conflict, human rights abuses, and peace work. What I found to be particularly valuable are the sections on gender perspectives and opportunities for peacebuilding. The several tables and charts summarising and illustrating information on country-specific conflict or peacebuilding instances or events allow for quick comparative analysis. This report will serve as a key resource for my Centre in its dialogue and conflict transformation work.

Alert 2013! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook which analyzes the state of the world in connection with conflicts and peacebuilding based on four areas of analysis: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and the gender dimension on peacebuilding. Focusing on these areas, Alert 2013! offers an overview of the world's state of affairs and reveals possible trends and dynamics related to the characteristics and evolution of those areas. The comparison of the data with figures from previous years means the report can act as an early warning tool regarding general trends or situations in specific countries. This can be useful, among other things, to devise foreign policy, development cooperation and arms transfer policies, as well as policies to prevent armed conflicts and consolidate peace processes and post-war recovery.



Foreword by Peter van Tuijl
Executive Summary

Chapters
1. Armed conflicts
2. Socio-political crises
3. Peace processes
4. The gender dimension in peacebuilding
5. Opportunities for Peace in 2013
6. Risk Scenarios for 2013

Annexes
Annex I. International missions in 2012


Map Conflict and peacebuilding in 2012

Alert 2013!

ISBN: 978-84-9888-510-1

Alert 2012!

Hugh Miall,
Professor of International Relations and Director of the Conflict Analysis Research Centre, University of Kent

In this new edition the authors of the Escola de Cultura de Pau again demonstrate their comprehensive contribution to all those with an interest in following current trends in the fields of conflict prevention, peacebuilding and human rights. Alert 2012! is distinctive for its focus not only on armed conflicts, but also on de-escalation, opportunities for peace, and the status of peace negotiations. The report can be used to look for early warnings of conflicts that could ignite or escalate, but more positively as early promise of possible outbreaks of peace. With its focus on negotiations and the gender dimension, this is a valuable complement to other yearbooks on armed conflicts.

Elisabeth Decrey Warner,
President of Geneva Call

Many questions and uncertainties are on the forefront of conflicts in the beginning of the year 2012 and at the time of the publication of Alert 2012. The nature of conflicts is changing; the enemy is not always easily identifiable or linked to a specific category; the weapons and their users are often new and unexpected; and the fight against terrorism can open the door to the worst abuses. The landscape of conflicts has become blurred and difficult to predict. But one thing is certain: civilians caught in the middle of armed violence, women and children in particular, suffer unnecessarily. Everything must be done to help and protect them. In order to do this, reliable information is of the utmost importance and necessity. The report Alert 2012! is an invaluable source that provides a snapshot of the situations of conflicts, their evolution, the actors involved and what is happening on the ground. In this sense, the work done by Escola de Cultura de Pau is essential for all those involved in the protection of civilians in the midst of armed conflict as well as for those working on a political resolution to restore peace. For all its efforts Escola de Cultura de Pau should be congratulated and thanked.

Norbert Ropers,
Programme Director, Berghof Foundation, Berlin / Bangkok

Alert 2012! provides again an impressive overview of current trends in conflict, human rights and peacebuilding. Its particular strength is the combination of identifying and documenting quantitative trends with qualitative analysis. For practitioners and academics alike it offers inspiring insights into lessons for ending violence, promoting peace and human rights.

Cynthia Cockburn,
Centre for the Study of Women and Gender, University of Warwick

Congratulations to the Escola de Cultura de Pau on its eleventh annual Alert!. This thorough briefing on global trends and specific cases of conflict, crisis and peace-making should lie in waiting on the desk of every incoming Minister for Foreign Affairs or Defence. Again there is a strong section on gender which will be as relevant to the new agency UN Women as to the many local, national and regional NGOs actively promoting the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325 in the face of much inertia. Women will welcome the careful attention the report gives to sexual violence, the scandalous thread running through times of peace and times of war.

Alert 2012! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook which analyzes the state of the world in connection with conflicts and peacebuilding based on five areas of analysis: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes, humanitarian crises and the gender dimension on peacebuilding. Focusing on these areas, Alert 2012! offers an overview of the world's state of affairs and reveals possible trends and dynamics related to the characteristics and evolution of active armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and humanitarian crises in the world and the gender dimension within all of these circumstances. The comparison of the data with figures from previous years means the report can act as an early warning tool regarding general trends or situations in specific countries. This can be useful, among other things, to devise foreign policy, development cooperation and arms transfer policies, as well as policies to prevent armed conflicts, consolidate peace processes, and post-war recovery.



Foreword by Federico Mayor Zaragoza
Executive Summary

Chapters
1. Armed conflicts
2. Socio-political crises
3. Peace processes
4. Humanitarian crises
5. The gender dimension in peacebuilding
6. Opportunities for peace in 2012

Annexes
Annex I. Country and indicators table and definition of the indicators
Annex II. International missions in 2011
Annex III. Donor response and CAP review in 2011


ISBN: 978-84-9888-426-5


Alert 2011!

The sheer diversity of issues and actors in our world of conflicts and crises can be simply overwhelming, but the Alert yearbook gives policy makers and practitioners alike an accessible framework to engage with this complexity. Authoritatively written and clearly laid out, the yearbook enables us to see and reflect on the trends and dynamic patterns in conflicts, peacebuilding and human rights. It is an essential tool for comparative study and learning in our field. With this and the other online resources it has produced, the School has led the way establishing the importance of comparative study for peacebuilding. I heartily recommend the Alert yearbook for all those who want to make sense of the diversity of today's conflicts and peace processes.

Andy Carl
Executive director and co-founder of Conciliation Resources


There is no excuse for going to war any more. Alert yearbook is a brilliant tool for the prevention of armed conflict. Its added value is its gender dimension. Every foreign ministry, every so called defense department should have a major department on Prevention of Violence, alternatives to war, and these annual reports should be required reading for all the government staff people and their strategic consultants who devote themselves to war planning. The time for war to go has come. We know too much, thanks to places like the Escola de Cultura de Pau in Barcelona, to resort to the law of force when we can use the force of law. Thank you everyone who has contributed to this well documented volume that should be a required resource for all students everywhere so that our children and grandchildren might know a Culture of Peace.

Cora Weiss
President of Hague Appeal for Peace and former president of the International Peace Bureau


The Alert reports are an international and national reference in peace and conflict studies. It is a tool for researchers, academics, politicians, military and social movements. It offers a very innovative and rigorous analysis of conflicts, and addresses highly relevant issues such as peace processes, transitional justice or gender dimension. Its presentation, which combines country analysis, graphs, and trends make it a user-friendly material, despite the complexity of the information. In CEIPAZ it is a basic material for the courses, studies and presentations conducted throughout the year.

Manuela Mesa Peinado
Director of Centro de Educación e Investigación para la Paz (CEIPAZ)


Alert 2011! Report on Conflicts, Human Rights and Peacebuilding The Alert 2011! report analyses conflicts and peacebuilding in six areas: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes, humanitarian crises, human rights and transitional justice, and the gender dimension in peace-building.
Focusing on these areas, Alert 2011! attempts to offer an overview of the state of the world and reveal possible trends and dynamics related to these areas. The analysis is supplemented with a table of indicators that provides qualitative and quantitative information for each area of study. This allows the report to act as a vital preventive tool regarding general trends or situations in specific countries. The yearbook also identifies opportunities for peace. There are some scenarios with elements that lead us to believe that positive advances are possible in 2011 if the necessary political actions are taken and international support is given.




ISBN: 978-84-9888-326-8




Alert 2010!

As always, the Alert report provides us with unparallel quality in details, analysis and a conflict and peace processes perspective. Some positive aspects of its approach are its clear presentation and thorough research work that result from teams' daily monitoring of the processes. Recommended for students, researchers, journalists and policy makers – a contribution for all.

John Paul Lederach, University of Notre Dame (USA)

A gold mine of information on conflicts and peace negotiations, Alert yearbook provides all those working in the area with vital data and analysis as to conflict situations, peace processes and agreements. This year it includes much needed assessments of how global issues such as the economic crisis have interacted with internal and international conflicts. I recommend it to all those who want to understand patterns of conflict and peacemaking, and to those who would critically evaluate the success and failure of local and international interventions.

Christine Bell, Transitional Justice Institute and University of Ulster (Northern Ireland)

Alert yearbooks by the School for a Culture of Peace of Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona provide us with information and analysis based on several factors which place them among the most innovative and useful resources for conflict analysis, including both roots and patterns. Alert reports are an essential tool for researchers, policy makers and NGOs because of the close monitoring of current events and but the advanced methodological frame.

Mariano Aguirre, Norwegian Peacebuilding Centre (Norway)

The Alert 2010! yearbook by the School for a Culture of Peace maintains the high standards of its previous eight reports, and keeps its finger on the pulse of global patterns of violence. It monitors, among other factors, annual developments in armed conflicts, negotiations between belligerents, human rights abuses, gender inequalities; more particularly, it notes the decline in donations from the international community to fund humanitarian aid between 2008 and 2009. As well as presenting scholarly information, it is a tool for policy makers from international agencies, governments and non-governmental organizations seeking a more sophisticated way to anticipate and resolve armed conflicts.
One of the most encouraging recent developments in peace studies has been the growing cooperation between organizations interested in peace processes, such as the Uppsala Conflict Data Project, the Peace Accords Matrix at Notre Dame and Conciliation Resources. The School for a Culture of Peace's meticulous research, and its authoritative links with the hispanophone world, are essential elements in this development.

John Darby, Peace Accords Matrix, Kroc Institute, University of Notre Dame (USA)

The yearbook is a very important contribution to our thinking, not only about how to end war but also how to end the cycles of violence which can generate new armed conflicts in the future. It is an essential publication for alerting us to the danger that the 21st century may easily become more murderous than the last.

Jenny Pearce, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford (United Kingdom)

Alert 2010! Report on conflict, human rights and peacebuilding is a yearbook which analyzes the state of the world in connection with conflicts and peacebuilding based on six areas of analysis: armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes, humanitarian crises, human rights and transitional justice, and the gender dimension in peacebuilding. Focusing on these areas, Alert 2010! attempts to offer an overview of the world's state of affairs and reveal possible trends and dynamics related to the characteristics and evolution of active armed conflicts, socio-political crises, peace processes and humanitarian crises in the world, and the state of human rights and the gender dimension within all of these circumstances. The comparison of the data with figures from previous years means the report can act as a preventive alert regarding general trends or situations in specific countries. This can be useful, among other things, to devise foreign, development cooperation and arms transfer policies, as well as policies to prevent armed conflicts, consolidate peace processes, and post-war recovery.



Alert 2010! (pdf)

Introduction

CHAPTERS
1. Armed conflicts
2. Tensions
3. Peace processes
4. Humanitarian crises and humanitarian action
5. Human rights and transitional justice
6. Gender dimension in peace-building
Conclusions
Opportunities for Peace 2009

APPENDICES
Annex I. Country and indicators table and definition of the indicators
Annex II. International Missions, 2009
Annex III. Donors' response and CAP review in 2009
Annex IV. Main human displacement crises
Annex V. Countries with flash appeals submitted through the United Nations system in 2009
Annex VI. Resolutions and decisions issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council
Annex VII. Index of Human Rights


ISBN: 978-84-9888-230-8


Alert 2009!

Alert 2009: Report on conflicts, human rights and peace-building is a study carried out annually by the the School for a Culture of Peace at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, providing an overview of the world situation at the end of the year on the basis of an analysis of various indicators. 20 indicators have been used in the preparation of this report, divided into eight large groups: armed conflicts, tensions, peace processes, post-war peace-building, humanitarian crises, disarmament, human rights and transitional justice and gender issues in peace-building. A description and analysis of what has happened in the world throughout this year, based on these indicators, helps to provide a greater knowledge of the advances, reverses and dynamics of various kinds that affect the whole of humanity. The majority of these indicators, once crossreferenced, can also help us to understand the influence of some factors on others. Comparing this data with the information gathered during the previous years means that the report can act as a preventive warning of certain general tendencies or a particular situation in individual countries, something that may be useful, among other things, for the rethinking of foreign policy, development cooperation and arms transfers, as well as for the development of policies aimed at preventing armed conflicts and facilitating the consolidation of peace processes and post-war rehabilitation throughout the world. Alert 2009 identifies also several opportunities for peace. They are different scenarios in which the existence of certain factors allows to think in a positive evolution during 2009 if the political action and international involvement required are present.

Alert 2009! (pdf)
ISBN: 978-84-9888-087-8



Alert 2008!

Alert 2008: Report on conflicts, human rights and peace-building is a study carried out annually by the the School for a Culture of Peace at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, providing an overview of the world situation at the end of the year on the basis of an analysis of various indicators. 22 indicators have been used in the preparation of this report, divided into eight large groups: armed conflicts, tensions, peace processes, post-war rehabilitation and international involvement, humanitarian crises, disarmament, human rights and transitional justice and gender issues in peacebuilding. A description and analysis of what has happened in the world throughout this year, based on these indicators, helps to provide a greater knowledge of the advances, reverses and dynamics of various kinds that affect the whole of humanity. The majority of these indicators, once cross-referenced, can also help us to understand the influence of some factors on others. Comparing this data with the information gathered during the previous years means that the report can act as a preventive warning of certain general tendencies or a particular situation in individual countries, something that may be useful, among other things, for the rethinking of foreign policy, development cooperation and arms transfers, as well as for the development of policies aimed at preventing armed conflicts and facilitating the consolidation of peace proces.

Alert 2008! (pdf)
ISBN: 978-84-7426-978-9



Alert 2007!

Alert 2007: report on conflicts, human rights and peace-building is a study carried out annually by the Alert Unit at the School of Peace Culture at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, providing an overview of the world situation at the end of the year on the basis of an analysis of various indicators. 30 indicators have been used in the preparation of this report, divided into nine large groups: armed conflicts, situations of tension and high risk disputes, peace processes, post-war rehabilitation (international involvement), humanitarian crises, disarmament, human rights and International Humanitarian Law, development and gender issues in peace-building. A description and analysis of what has happened in the world throughout this year, based on these indicators, helps to provide a greater knowledge of the advances, reverses and dynamics of various kinds that affect the whole of humanity. The majority of these indicators, once crossreferenced, can also help us to understand the influence of some factors on others. Comparing this data with the information gathered during the previous years means that the report can act as a preventive warning of certain general tendencies or a particular situation in individual countries, something that may be useful, among other things, for the rethinking of foreign policy, development cooperation and arms transfers, as well as for the development of policies aimed at preventing armed conflicts and facilitating the consolidation of peace processes and post-war rehabilitation throughout the world.

Alert 2007! (pdf)
ISBN: 978-84-7426-769-3



Alert 2006!

Alert 2006: report on conflicts, human rights and peace-building is a study carried out annually by the Alert Unit at the School of Peace Culture at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, providing an overview of the world situation at the end of the year on the basis of an analysis of various indicators. 29 indicators have been used in the preparation of this report, divided into nine large groups: armed conflicts, situations of tension and high risk disputes, peace processes, post-war rehabilitation (international involvement), humanitarian crises, militarisation and disarmament, human rights and International Humanitarian Law, development and gender issues in peace-building. A description and analysis of what has happened in the world throughout this year, based on these indicators, helps to provide a greater knowledge of the advances, reverses and dynamics of various kinds that affect the whole of humanity. The majority of these indicators, once cross-referenced, can also help us to understand the influence of some factors on others. Comparing this data with the information gathered during the previous years means that the report can act as a preventive warning of certain general tendencies or a particular situation in individual countries, something that may be useful, among other things, for the rethinking of foreign policy, development cooperation and arms transfers, as well as for the development of policies aimed at preventing armed conflicts and facilitating the consolidation of peace processes and post-war rehabilitation throughout the world.

Alert 2006! (pdf)
ISBN: 84-7426-878-8



Alert 2005!

Alert 2005: report on conflicts, human rights and peace-building is a study carried out annually by the Alert Unit at the School of Peace Culture at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, providing an overview of the world situation at the end of the year on the basis of an analysis of various indicators. 37 indicators have been used in the preparation of this report, divided into 10 large groups: armed conflicts, situations of tension and high risk disputes, peace processes, post-war rehabilitation (international involvement), humanitarian crises, militarisation and disarmament, human rights and International Humanitarian Law, development, gender issues in peace-building and conduct in relation to the international community. A description and analysis of what has happened in the world throughout this year, based on these indicators, helps to provide a greater knowledge of the advances, reverses and dynamics of various kinds that affect the whole of humanity. The majority of these indicators, once cross-referenced, can also help us to understand the influence of some factors on others. Comparing this data with the information gathered during the previous years means that the report can act as a preventive warning of certain general tendencies or a particular situation in individual countries, something that may be useful, among other things, for the rethinking of foreign policy, development cooperation and arms transfers, as well as for the development of policies aimed at preventing armed conflicts and facilitating the consolidation of peace processes and post-war rehabilitation throughout the world.

Alert 2005! (pdf)
ISBN: 84-7426-812-5



Alert 2004!

"Alert 2004: report on conflicts, human rights and peace-building" is a study carried out annually by the Alert Unit at the School of Peace Culture at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, providing an overview of the world situation at the end of the year on the basis of an analysis of various indicators. 36 indicators have been used in the preparation of this report, divided into 9 large groups: armed conflicts, situations of tension and high risk disputes, peace processes, post-war rehabilitation (international involvement), humanitarian crises, militarisation and disarmament, human rights and International Humanitarian Law, development, and conduct in relation to the international community. A description and analysis of what has happened in the world throughout this year, based on these indicators, helps to provide a greater knowledge of the advances, reverses and dynamics of various kinds that affect the whole of humanity. The majority of these indicators, once cross-referenced, can also help us to understand the influence of some factors on others. Comparing this data with the information gathered during the previous year means that the report can act as a preventive warning of certain general tendencies or a particular situation in individual countries, something that may be useful, among other things, for the rethinking of foreign policy, development cooperation and arms transfers, as well as for the development of policies aimed at preventing armed conflicts and facilitating the consolidation of peace processes and post-war rehabilitation throughout the world.

Alert 2004! (pdf)
ISBN: 84-7426-749-8



Alert 2003!

"Alert 2003! report on conflicts, human rights and peace-building" is a study carried out annually by the Alert Unit at the School of Peace Culture at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, providing an overview of the world situation at the end of the year on the basis of an analysis of various indicators which helps to provide a greater knowledge of the advances, reverses and dynamics of various kinds that affect the whole of humanity. 37 indicators have been used in the preparation of this report, divided into 8 large groups: conduct in relation to the international community, arms embargoes, militarisation, human rights, development, humanitarian crises, conflict and peace building, and International Humanitarian Law. The Alert Unit also publishes a weekly bulletin containing information on the current international situation in Spanish called Semáforo.

Alerta 2003! (pdf)



Alert 2002!

Alert 2002: report on human rights, armed conflicts and arms transfers is a set of instruments addressed to decision-making bodies within the states of the European Union to help direct their policy on arms transfer, as well as their policy on cooperation for development and rehabilitation after a war. In May 1998 the EU Council passed a Code of Conduct on arms exports, in which eight common criteria were established appealing for responsibilities in arms-exporting countries. According to these criteria, no arms should be exported to embargoed countries or countries that violate human rights, are unstable or in conflict, or when the transfer material risks to be resent or is incompatible with the country's economy and technology.

Alert 2002! (pdf)




 

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