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The programme monitors current armed conflicts and non-armed conflicts that have yet to be resolved, in order to analyse exploratory talks or formal peace negotiations, and perform a comparative analysis of the components of all these processes. This monitoring is the basis for the chapters on peace processes in the publications Barómetro (quarterly) and Alerta! (yearly), and for the production of the Peace Processes Yearbook.

The Programme also seeks to highlight some contexts and some occasions where a specific contribution seems to be fit. This emphasis is embodied in the Colombia Programme.

Peace diplomacies: Negotiating in armed conflicts
Monday, 23 November 2015
Although some of today's armed conflicts seem unsolvable, the fact is that in the last three decades, four out of five of the armed conflicts have concluded with a peace agreement at a negotiating table, and not with the military victory of one of the parties. Almost half of today's conflicts, however, are still active, and pose a serious challenge to... Read more...

Quaderns de Construcció de pau
Peace talks in Turkey and the gender dimension.
Ana Villellas Ariño
Monday, June 29 2015
This report analyzes the windows of opportunity and obstacles in the peace talks between Turkey and the PKK from a gender perspective. In recent years, Kurdish women have raised numerous demands and in2015 they achieved formal participation in the process. (In Catalan)

The design and architecture of peace processes: lessons learned in the wake of crises
Monday, 27 April 2015
Of all the armed conflicts that have come to a peaceful end since the mid-1980s, 75% have done so via a negotiated settlement. Nowadays, some 80% of all negotiations seek the facilitation of third parties in order to reach an agreement. By looking at all of these negotiations, particularly those since the mid- 2000s, the author is able to determine the most favourable conditions for commencing exploratory discussions, and the elements that need to be present during the “formal negotiations” stage, analysing in particular the numerous lessons learned with regard to issues that can precipitate a negotiation crisis. Recommendations are made on how to overcome these critical situations, which often require a complete redesign of the negotiation model in terms of both methodology and participants. Reference is made to numerous cases in which it has been possible to act in a preventative manner.
Türk versiyonu.

Yearbook on Peace Processes 2016
Monday, 07 March 2016
This edition of the Yearbook on Peace Processes analyses conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phase, are faring well or, to the contrary, are stalled or in the midst of crisis. It also analyses some cases in which negotiations or explorations are partial; that is, they do not include all the armed groups present in the country . The majority of the negotiations refer to armed... Read more...









September 2015 (in Spanish)
June 2015 (in Spanish)
March 2015 (in Spanish)
September 2014 (in Spanish)
June 2014 (in Spanish)
March 2014 (in Spanish)
Acuerdos de paz y ratificación del estatuto de Roma de la corte penal internacional. (in Spanish) June 2015
NEGOTIATING CITIES IN 2013 AND 2014. January 2015
The disarmament of the IRA in Northern Ireland. Lessons for Colombia. (2013, in Spanish)
The roles in a peace process. (2013)
Diplomacias alternativas en contextos de conflicto. (2013, in Spanish)
"Directrices de las Naciones Unidas para una mediación eficaz" (2013, in Spanish)
Overcoming obstacles: Crises in peace processes. November 2010.
Mediation in armed conflicts. November 2010.
Introduction to Peace Processes.(in Spanish) March 2010
Comparative Peace Processes.(in Spanish) April 2010
Overcoming obstacles: Crises in peace processes. November 2010.
Citizens' and Track Two diplomacy in armed conflicts. October 2008 (in Spanish)
Is it possible to transform the tensions into opportunities for peace? February 2008 (in Spanish)
Report on the status and treatment of persons and institutions participating in talks or negotiations with armed groups with the goal of opening or consolidating a peace process.(14.11.2007)
Management of a cease fire amidst negotiations: Lessons for the Colombian case. (in Spanish)
Managing Peace Processes. (1 volume) 01.07.2013
Managing Peace Processes. (2 volume) 01.07.2013
Security Council Resolution on women and peace and security. 15.10.2012
United Nations Guidance for Effective Mediation. 05.07.2012
Report on "Strengthening the role of mediation in the peaceful settlement of disputes, conflict prevention and resolution. 25.06.2012
Report on Preventive Diplomacy: Delivering Results. 26.08.2011
Resolution 1325. 31.10.2000
European list of terrorist groups can harm some peace processes
Webs on peace processes and negotiations
Some useful addreses on citizens diplomacy

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