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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.

Infographics and map Alert 2020!

About Alert!:

“For those of us who work in the field of peacebuilding and the prevention of violent conflict, Escola de Cultura de Pau’s Alert reports are an essential point of reference. Their thoroughness and impartiality in the treatment and systematic monitoring of such complex and sensitive issues as the conflicts ravaging many corners of the planet are especially valuable in that they give us a reliable picture of what is taking place around us. The accumulated experience of the authors over many years also provides us with useful material that not only allows us to know what is taking place in each of the areas of conflict analysed, but also to understand their evolution over time; all without overlooking the increasingly appropriate and necessary input from the gender and human rights perspective on issues of peace and security”.

Jesús A. Núñez Villaverde,
Co-director of the Institute of Studies on Conflicts and Humanitarian Action (IECAH)


The Alert! Yearbook of the Escola de Cultura de Pau provides in-depth analysis of the most important trends in the field of peace and security, human rights and conflict. Supported by an impressive number of numbers and figures, it is a directly relevant resource to people working in this field. What I like in particular, is that it not only offers good insights into the drivers of conflict, but that it offers a dedicated section with a perspective on opportunities for peace. This way of looking at the world provides the reader with a most comprehensive view of and latest insights into the dynamics of peace and conflict.

Gabriëlla Vogelaar,
Academy Fellow at the Clingendael Institute


Peace is a building process that knows how to understand the new features and challenges of the complex and unjust reality and its violences. For this reason, beyond the serene diagnosis, Peace is a process that knows how to recognize and strengthen its actors, supporting their maturation and articulation. Without actors who promote it, there can be no Peace. Thus, by involving the actors who can build it, Peace is a strategic channel through which the various actors and diverse visions of causes, changes, pain, effects, rights, proposals or victims can respect and walk in dialogue. Faced with all this, I continue to thank and value the yearbook “Alert! Report on conflicts, human rights and peacebuilding”, because with its rigorous, deep, methodological and strategic perspective, it continues to become a light for the new challenges, actors and national and local tasks of Peace.

Miguel Álvarez Gandara,
Vice-Chair of the Board of Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) and President of SERAPAZ