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African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)

ACCORD is an institute committed to the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts in Africa. ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments across the continent by encouraging conflict resolution and dialogue as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD runs intervention, training and education, research and communication programmes in key sectors on the continent.

Address : 2 Golf Course Drive, Mount Edgecombe (near Durban) - SOUTH AFRICA (Physical Address) / Private Bag X018, Umhlanga Rocks, 4320 - SOUTH AFRICA (Postal Address)
Phone: +27 (31) 5023908
Fax: +27 (31) 5024160
Email: info AT

Conciliation Resources (CR)

Founded in 1994, CR is an international non-governmental organization based in London, with offices in Sierra Leone. Its aim is to prevent violence promote justice and transform conflict into opportunities for development. Its work is mainly based in the Caucasus, Fiji, Uganda and West Africa in partnership with local and international civil society organizations and governments, and publishes the online magazine Accord: an international review of peace initiatives

Address: Conciliation Resources, 173 Upper Street, London, N1 1RG - United Kingdom
Phone: +44 (0)20 7359 7728
Fax: +44 (0)20 7359 4081
Email: conres AT

Conflict Prevention and Post-Conflict Reconstruction Network (CPR)

The objective of the CPR Network website is to facilitate knowledge-sharing on conflict prevention and post-conflict reconstruction issues among CPR members, and to serve as the Network’s institutional memory. The website has a list of publications which are available online and a list of related links, however other content is restricted to CPR members.

Email: AT

Global Witness

Founded in 1993, Global Witness campaigns to achieve real change by challenging established thinking on seemingly intractable global issues. We work to highlight the link between the exploitation of natural resources and human rights abuses, particularly where the resources such as timber, diamonds and oil are used to fund and perpetuate conflict and corruption.

Address: P.O. Box 6042, London
N19 5WP, United Kingdom
Tel. : +44 (0)20 7272 6731
Fax : +44 (0)20 7272 9425
Email :
Website :

Human Security Centre

The Human Security Centre’s mission statement is to make human security-related research more accessible to the policy and research communities, the media, educators and the interested public. Amongst other publications, they produce the annual Human Security Report, two online bulletins, Human Security News and Human Security Research, as well as Human Security Gateway, an online database of human security resources. The Human Security Centre also undertakes its own independent research and hosts workshops that bring the research and policy communities together to discuss a range of human security-related issues.

Address: Human Security Centre, Liu Institute for Global Issues, 6476 NW Marine Drive, Vancouver , BC, CANADA V6T 1Z2
Phone : + 1 604 822 1877
Email: h.s.centre AT

International Crisis Group

The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organisation, with nearly 120 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict.

Crisis Group’s approach is grounded in field research. Teams of political analysts are located within or close by countries at risk of outbreak, escalation or recurrence of violent conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, it produces analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers. Crisis Group also publishes CrisisWatch, a twelve-page monthly bulletin, providing a succinct regular update on the state of play in all the most significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.

Address: 149 Avenue Louise, Level 24
B-1050 Brussels
Phone: +32-2-502 90 38
Fax: +32-2-502 50 38

No bases - International network for the abolition of foreign military bases

Opposition to foreign military presence has a long and rich history. Wherever there’s a military base, there is usually a movement resisting its encroachment on sovereignty and democracy. Around the world, communities, social movements, women’s organisations, political parties, environmental groups, intellectuals and religious groups have been campaigning in various ways through the years against foreign military presence, militarisation, and milsitary interventions. In some cases, such efforts have taken the form of a specific single-issue campaign. In others, the campaign has been part of broader movements for independence and social justice.

For these campaigns, the issue of foreign military presence has served as a rallying and unifying cause that has driven grassroots organising, educational campaigns, and political mobilisation. In a number of places, notably in the Philippines or in Puerto Rico, popular movements against foreign bases succeeded in adding to the social pressure that led to the termination of basing agreements with the United States. Even then, campaigns to force the US to clean up the toxic legacy of their vacated military bases continue. In many places, such as Korea or Japan, the campaigns have been going on for generations. In others, such as Ecuador, Paraguay, Uzbekistan or Bulgaria, the struggle has only recently begun.

Website :
Phone : +63 24330899

Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict

The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict was formed by a group of leading human rights and humanitarian organizations in response to the need for improved monitoring and reporting on violations against children. Today, these organizations form Watchlist’s international Steering Committee :

- CARE International
- Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers
- International Save the Children Alliance
- Norwegian Refugee Council
- Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children
- World Vision International

The Watchlist on Children and Armed Conflict operates within the framework of the Convention on the Rights of the Child to strive to end violations against children in armed conflicts and to guarantee their rights.

Specifically, Watchlist aims to improve child protection in specific conflict situations by monitoring and reporting of Children in Armed Conflict (CAC) violations, by urging implementation of international commitments, and by empowering local organizations and community members to carry out effective monitoring, reporting, advocacy and child protection activities in conflict settings.

As a global network, the Watchlist builds partnerships among local, national and international non-governmental organizations, enhancing mutual capacities and strengths. Working together, we strategically collect and disseminate information on violations against children in conflicts in order to influence key decision-makers to create and implement programs and policies that effectively protect children.

Address : c/o Women’s Commission for Refugee Women and Children
122 East 42nd Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10168-1289
Phone : 212.551.3111
Fax : 212.551.3180
Email :
Website :

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