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Alert! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding

Alert! 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 three perspectives: armed conflicts, socio-political crises and gender, peace and security. The analysis of the most important events of the year 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.

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About Alert!:

For more than 10 years, the yearbooks of the Escola de Cultura de Pau have been a source of analysis and valuable information for various organisations and agencies in Colombia that are committed to understanding the dynamics of armed conflicts and to seeking similarities with others in distant regions despite their particularities. The yearbook of peace is a fundamental tool for rigorously placing not only armed conflicts, but also possibilities for peace in an academic and practical perspective and gives a wonderful account of the difficulties and progress made in peacebuilding.

Juanita Millán Hernández,
Advisor to the Office of the High Commissioner for Peace (Colombia)

While it is practically impossible to predict the exact moment when a social conflict may turn violent, we can analyse the different trends, dynamics and scenarios surrounding a given conflict. The Alert 2019! report conducts a rigorous analysis of these factors and provides us with a series of tools for everyone working in the field of armed conflict prevention and resolution so they may more effectively manage the risks associated with various conflicts. The yearbook has become a work of reference that is essential for understanding what lies behind the escalation of violence affecting different countries, as well as the various political and programming options that we can use to help to create the conditions necessary for building a lasting and sustainable peace.

Darynell Rodríguez Torres,
Executive Director, Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)

The Alert! report has a strong reputation as a reliable resource for practitioners and policy-advocates seeking to prevent and resolve violent conflict. Alert 2019!, like its predecessors, rightly places gender, peace and security at the heart of its analysis and so provides a nuanced understanding of conflict and opportunities for peace.

Dr. Laura Davis,
Senior Associate, European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO)