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!:

Each of the past 22 years, the Escola de Cultura de Pau (School for a Culture of Peace) has offered the world an extensive and thoughtful overview of the tensions and conflict that push us apart. As we enter a new age of global competition, wars of aggression, extensive harm to civilians, democratic backsliding and global backlash against gender equality, the kind of analysis and insight that the Alert! report provides is more needed than ever to keep our eyes open and our brains thinking about the world we want to pass on to the next generation. This is the kind of report that should lead to action towards preserving and advancing our most precious collective goods: peace, security and the rule of law, within a fairer global system.

Ornella Moderan
Independent Researcher, Senior SSR Advisor, Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance (DCAF)

The vast panorama of armed conflicts affecting the international system is difficult to grasp in all its complexity. Nevertheless, thanks to the meticulous and rigorous work of the School for a Culture of Peace in its report Alert!, we can better understand today what is happening in the world in the field of conflict and how it has evolved in recent years. Through the collection of data, the discussion of criteria, the application of classifications or the proposal of new topics we know reality better. And this is the first step to transform it. We just have to wait for Alert! to continue to accompany us for a long time, providing us with very powerful arguments to discard the violent way as a resource.

Laura Feliu Martínez
Senior Lecturer on International Relations, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB)

The strongest part of the Alert! report is the team that writes it, with their long and solid experience conducting reputable and rigorous analysis that helps us to understand the trends, dynamics and scenarios of the armed conflicts and political crises around the world. Their strength also flows from their conviction that these problems can and must be addressed constructively, warning of the consequences of pursuing violence and questioning an opportunistic geopolitics rarely concerned primarily with people. Written from the perspective of a culture of peace, this report rises above the din of arms and prioritises justice and respect for differences. War first arises in people’s minds and the Alert! report reminds us each year that it is also our responsibility to discredit it and to provide it with lasting and viable alternatives.

Alejandro Pozo Marín
Researcher for Centre Delàs and Doctors without Borders