digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:

Agriculture

Applied sciences

Arts

Belief

Business

Chronology

Culture

Education

Environment

Geography

Health

History

Humanities

Language

Law

Life

Mathematics

Nature

People

Politics

Science

Society

Technology

Interpeace
Interpeace Logo.jpg
Formation 1994
Type INGO
Purpose Peacebuilding
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Location
Website interpeace.org

Interpeace is an international non-governmental peacebuilding organization.[1][2][3] Interpeace works with local partner organizations[4] with the aim of building long term peace.[5][6] The organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.[7][8] It has regional offices in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire); Guatemala City (Guatemala); Nairobi (Kenya); and representation offices in Brussels (Belgium); New York (USA).[9]

History[edit]

The origins of Interpeace date back to 1994, when the United Nations conducted a peacebuilding pilot project, called the 'War-torn Societies' project.[10][11][12] The project then transitioned to become an independent non-profit organization in 2000[13][14] now named Interpeace.[15] Interpeace still has a strategic partnership with the United Nations.[16][17] It can operate as either an independent NGO or as a United Nations initiative.[18]

Organizational Structure[edit]

The organization was founded by Matthias Stiefel.[19][20] Since 2005, Scott M. Weber has been the Director-General of Interpeace.[21][22] He was re-appointed for a second term as Director-General in 2010.[23]

Governing Council[edit]

The Interpeace Governing Council is the highest decision-making body of the organization.[24] Since 2009, former President of Ghana John A. Kufuor has been the chairman of the Interpeace Governing Council.[25] Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari was chairman of the Interpeace Governing Council from 2000-2009.[26][27][28] Since 2009, Ahtisaari has been Chairman Emeritus and a Special Advisor.[29]

Governing Council members are elected and can serve two terms. Current Interpeace Governing Council members are:[30]

Advisory Council[edit]

The Interpeace Advisory Council is a forum to debate peacebuilding issues.[38]

Members include:[39]

Ambassador Jan Knutsson

Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations in Geneva

Ambassador Jean-Marc Châtaigner

Deputy Director-General, Global Affairs, Developments and Partnerships, French Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Gert Rosenthal

Permanent Representative of Guatemala to the United Nations in New York

Joost Andriessen

Director of the Stabilisation and Humanitarian Aid Department, Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Ambassador Liberata Mulamula

Senior Advisor of the President of the Republic of Tanzania

Karin von Hippel

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Overseas Operations, Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations, United States Department of State

Additional members are currently being recruited.

Finances[edit]

Interpeace's work is funded by contributions from governments, multilateral organizations and private donors.[40]

In 2012 Interpeace’s expenditure was USD $20.3 million.[41] The projected budget for 2013 is USD $20 million.[42]

Since 2009, Interpeace’s financial reports are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).[43][44] In 2010, Interpeace received ZEWO certification from the Swiss charity evaluator.[45]

Programmes[edit]

Interpeace currently works in the following countries and territories:[46]

Interpeace also works on constitution-making for peace.[66] [67][68] In 2011, Interpeace released a constitution-making handbook outlining the options for a constitution-making process.[69][70]

Past programmes include:[71]

References[edit]

  1. ^ USAID "Interpeace" Retrieved on 3 February
  2. ^ Geneva Environment Network "Interpeace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  3. ^ Geneva Peacebuilding Platform "Interpeace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  4. ^ The Global Journal "Interpeace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  5. ^ Geneva Peacbuilding Platform "Interpeace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  6. ^ The Swedish Postcode Lottery "Interpeace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  7. ^ Canton of Geneva [1] Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  8. ^ United Kingdom Department for International Development(DFID)"Interpeace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  9. ^ Interpeace "Fast Facts" Retrieved on 15 January 2013
  10. ^ United Nations Research Institute for Social Development "War-torn Societies Procject" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  11. ^ IDRC "Interpeace: local solutions, lasting peace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  12. ^ The Global Journal "Interpeace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  13. ^ Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC)"War-torn Societies Project International" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  14. ^ IDRC "Interpeace: local solutions, lasting peace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  15. ^ Swisspeace "K O F F Newsletter Nr. 50 / 01.09.2006" Retrieved 3 February 2012
  16. ^ United Nations Office for Project Services(UNOPS) [2] Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  17. ^ United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) [3] Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  18. ^ Interpeace "Fast Facts" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  19. ^ The University of York "Matthias Stiefel" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  20. ^ IDRC "Interpeace: local solutions, lasting peace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  21. ^ Canton of Geneva [4] Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  22. ^ Geneva Environment Network "Interpeace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  23. ^ 2010 Interpeace Annual Report p.17 Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  24. ^ Interpeace "Governing Council" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  25. ^ The John A. Kufuor Foundation "Interpeace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  26. ^ John A. Kufuor Foundation "Interpeace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  27. ^ IDRC "IDRC Partner Awarded Nobel Peace Prize" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  28. ^ Imagine Nations "Martti Ahtisaari" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  29. ^ Interpeace "Governing Council" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  30. ^ Interpeace "Governing Council" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  31. ^ Canton of Geneva [5] Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  32. ^ Canton of Geneva [6] Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  33. ^ LinkedIn [7] Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  34. ^ House of Commons and House of Lords "Lord Ashdown of Norton-sub-Hamdon" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  35. ^ Interpeace [8] Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  36. ^ Interpeace [9] Retrieved on 15 January 1014
  37. ^ European Forum for International Mediation and Dialogue e.V. "Claude Wild" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  38. ^ Swisspeace "K O F F Newsletter Nr. 50 / 01.09.2006" Retrieved 3 February 2012
  39. ^ Interpeace "Advisory Council" Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  40. ^ Interpeace "Our Funding" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  41. ^ Interpeace "Fast Facts" Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  42. ^ Interpeace "Our Funding" Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  43. ^ Somaliland Times "Having a stake in their future" Retrieved 3 February 2012
  44. ^ Interpeace "Fast Facts" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  45. ^ ZEWO [10] Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  46. ^ Interpeace "Programmes" Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  47. ^ 7newsBelize "Workshop for Juvenile Strategies" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  48. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  49. ^ 7newsBelize "Workshop for Juvenile Strategies" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  50. ^ Interpeace [11] Retrieved on 15 January 2013
  51. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  52. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  53. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  54. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  55. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  56. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  57. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  58. ^ <Fondation Hirondelle [12] Retrieved on 15 January 2014
  59. ^ 7newsBelize "Workshop for Juvenile Strategies" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  60. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  61. ^ 7newsBelize "Workshop for Juvenile Strategies" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  62. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  63. ^ Mission of the United States in Geneva "Ambassador King Cites Effective Governance and Empowered Civil Society as Key to Promotion of Democratic States" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  64. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  65. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  66. ^ Mission of the United States in Geneva "Ambassador King Cites Effective Governance and Empowered Civil Society as Key to Promotion of Democratic States" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  67. ^ United Nations General Assembly "On the occasion of the launch of Interpeace's constitution-making handbook" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  68. ^ United Nations Office at Geneva "Statement by Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev United Nations Under-Secretary-General Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Interpeace’s Annual Advisory Council Meeting Partners Forum" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  69. ^ The Global Journal "By the People and For the People?" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  70. ^ Interpeace "Constitution-making for Peace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  71. ^ Interpeace "Past Programmes" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  72. ^ The Private Diplomacy Survey 2008 p.62 Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  73. ^ IDRC "Interpeace: local solutions, lasting peace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  74. ^ United Nations Democracy Fund [13] Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  75. ^ IDRC "Interpeace: local solutions, lasting peace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Interpeace — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
6078 videos foundNext > 

Interpeace-Mirabaud Partnership Fund

Interpeace have developed a partnership with Mirabaud. Scott Weber, Interpeace.

Interpeace Statebuilding and Peacebuilding. OECD/DAC 3rd High Level Forum. September 2, 2008. Part 1

In situations of conflict and political fragility, state-building and peace-building involve a dynamic dialogue between authorities and the population about ...

Geneva Peace Talks - Interpeace

Planting Democracy - EU & Interpeace, 2012

Interpeace thanks Ahtisaari and welcomes Kufuor as Chairman of the Interpeace Governing Council

Scott M.Weber, Director-General, Interpeace thanks Martti Ahtisaari and welcomes John A.Kufuor as Chairman of the Interpeace Governing Council.

interpeace oo laga ceyriyey somaliland

Filimkan oo tayo leh ka daawo http://www.sonna.net somali somalia somaliland siigo puntland somalipaltalk hees heeso niiko warkii saafi filims somali music h...

Puntland: The Road to Political Maturity - EU & Interpeace, 2014

Organización Suiza Interpeace Apoya Juventud Guatemalteca

Por: Oliver Paniagua DCA/. Interpeace opera en 15 países en América Latina, África, Asia y Oriente Medio con programas de construcción de paz, es por ello qu...

Somali Women: A Force for Peace - EU & Interpeace, 2012

Connecting with the youth - EU & Interpeace, 2012

6078 videos foundNext > 

301 news items

 
Huffington Post Canada
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:57:12 -0700

Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization that was founded by the United Nations to develop innovative solutions to resolve conflict and build peace. Interpeace works across the Central America region, and in particular in ...
 
Huffington Post UK
Fri, 19 Sep 2014 03:55:46 -0700

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, Interpeace is co-organizing the Geneva Peace Talks to expand the conversation about peace and trust. The event will be held on Friday, 19 September from 16:30-19:30 CEST and will be live webcast.
 
Tablet Magazine
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:01:42 -0700

He often works with influential rabbinic leaders and key media representatives, but Haredi women dominate one of his programs, which is run by InterPeace and sponsored by the U.N. Development Program. Sudri believes women have brought something ...

Studio Tamani

Studio Tamani
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 05:33:45 -0700

Deux soldats burkinabés de la force de la Minusma ont été tués hier. L'attentat suicide a fait également quatre blessés à Ber, dans la région de Tombouctou. Dan un premier temps, le bilan était de un mort mais un des militaires blessés a succombé à ses ...

Studio Tamani

Studio Tamani
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 08:00:00 -0700

L'instruction judiciaire de l'affaire dite des 21 bérets rouges est maintenant bouclée. Leurs corps ont été découverts dans une fosse commune non loin du camp militaire de Kati il y a quelques mois. Reste aujourd'hui au parquet à renvoyer les mis en ...
 
Studio Tamani
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 05:56:15 -0700

Médecins sans frontières, va plus loin en lançant un cri d'alarme parlant d'une épidémie « qui se répand » et une situation qui « se détériore plus vite que la capacité de l'organisation à y faire face ». L'organisation constate une totale défaillance ...

Studio Tamani

Studio Tamani
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:20:01 -0700

Le mouvement de grève lancé par l'Union nationale des travailleurs du Mali, UNTM, a débuté aujourd'hui. Dans la matinée des arrêts de travail ont été constatés à Bamako . Pour autant un service minimum a été assuré dans les hôpitaux et centres de santé.
 
Studio Tamani
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:52:30 -0700

KAYES : la région de Kayes s'engage dans la lutte contre les fistules. Un Comité de pilotage a été mis en place hier à la faveur d'une journée concertation. Cette cellule va déterminer un point focal pour la prise en charge gratuite des femmes fistuleuses.
Loading

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!