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Hope in the darkness: Looking back at 2021

We have learned to be more adaptable and understanding than ever before. While we may feel less in control of our futures than at any other time in our lives, most of us have met this extraordinary challenge with grace and patience.  In thinking about those qualities – grace, resilience and patience – I am … Continued

10 Years of gratitude for local peacebuilders

This holiday season, I am filled with enormous gratitude for my time with Peace Direct. I look ahead with great hope for the future of locally-led peacebuilding and this remarkable community.

Dear USAID; let’s make sure that “local” really means “local”

This blog was originally posted by Bond. . The international humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors are brimming with initiatives that promise to shift power and resources to local actors in the Global South.    Take #ShiftThePower, for example, which is evolving into a genuine movement or, closer to home, Bond’s own sector catalyst initiative and … Continued

COP26 – peacebuilders tackling the climate crisis

This summer, the UN issued  a ‘code red for humanity’ in a report on climate change. At the end of this week, the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) takes place in Glasgow, a global event to accelerate action to tackle climate change.

Local Peacebuilding in 2020

2020 was a year of unprecedented challenge and change. For Peace Direct and our partners, the COVID-19 pandemic forced us to quickly adapt and respond to the changing environment. Like many organisations around the world, we have continued to deliver our work in new and innovative ways. As we move forwards in 2021 and beyond, we’ve been reflecting on our successes last year. Here, we are pleased to share some of our highlights:

9/11: Twenty Years On

Lessons from Peacebuilding Twenty years ago, I walked into the offices opposite the UN Headquarters in Manhattan as the first plane struck the World Trade Center. Soon after, diplomats from every corner of the world streamed out of the UN building in a mass evacuation as news of the terrorist attacks shook the world. Later … Continued

In solidarity with the people of Afghanistan

Yesterday, Sunday 15th August, the Taliban declared that Afghanistan is now under their control. We are continuing to monitor the situation as it develops, and our thoughts are with all the men, women and children of Afghanistan who have been affected by the current situation. We stand in solidarity with all those who will be continuing to work towards peace in the country.