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

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