The IOC has adopted the dove as an official Olympic symbol.
History shows Olympic Games have only very limited ability to promote peace between warring nations.
A flag with Korean peninsula unification symbol at the opening ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
North Korea has taken up the South's invitation to the Olympics, but a quick look at the history of North-South talks suggests that unity is not as close as it may seem.
Building peace from the bottom up.
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Brexit negotiations threaten the peacebuilding efforts that have taken place since the Good Friday Agreement.
People praying on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City.
Wondering why Jerusalem matters so much? A 25-year veteran of the Israeli Foreign Service explains what you need to know.
Zarina Sodha, from Lakhpath Kachchh, Gujarat (western India), a folk singer.
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Passionate musicians in Western India are committed to “break down the walls” of hate built by opportunistic politics between religious communities.
Can the media relay a more peaceful message? A mural of Donald Trump in Dublin by the artist Subset.
Bellicose reporting can lead to a destructive feedback loop.
Women wearing their WIPNET T-shirts plan a peace jamboree the day before the Liberian election in October 2017.
Thousands of Liberian women have banded together to bring about peace and to fight for women's rights. They've changed the face of the African nation.
This sculpture in London commemorates Nelson Mandela, who set up the African National Congress’ armed wing, Umkhonto we Sizwe (Spear of the Nation), in 1961 when he lost hope that passive and non-violent resistance to the apartheid government would bear fruit.
Seeking justice, not peace, in our world changes the conversation about conflict. Conflict has proven integral to achieving a more equitable and secure society.
Bishop Desmond Tutu during South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission process.
Inquests into atrocities committed under apartheid are important because many South Africans are beginning to question whether justice was done under the country's truth and reconciliation process.
Leaders use translators during the inauguration of President Mr João Manuel Gonçalves Lourenço of Angola.
Raising the status of the African languages to that of official languages in South Africa post-1994 led to an explosion of translation and interpreting work in local and foreign languages.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono wrote Give Peace a Chance in a ‘bed-in’ in Montreal.
Ahead of International Peace Day celebrity musicians like Yoko Ono have released music for peace. But the same qualities that bring us together around music can also inflame conflict, from the Yugoslav civil wars to Northern Ireland.
We need to learn the skills of living together.
The war in Syria has been responsible for many of the high number of deaths in wars in recent years.
To maximise the long-term effectiveness of Australia’s foreign policies, there would be great value in strengthening our conflict prevention and resolution capabilities.
A FARC member waves a white peace flag to commemorate the completion of their disarmament.
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Ending violence is only a first step. Research from Colombian universities sheds light on the role of education in peace-building.
Students for a Democratic Society was the largest – and arguably most successful – student activist organization in U.S. history.
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Student protest has been in the political spotlight since Trump's election. Todd Gitlin, former president of Students for a Democratic Society, shares his perspective on protest in the 60s and now.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.
A former US diplomat explains why some programs may make sense to cut, while others are crucial to America's moral standing.
A fast-paced soccer game in Zambia.
Getting involved in sports-based projects offers young Zambians a sense of community and helps them to build new support systems.
President Woodrow Wilson addressing a joint session of Congress on April 2, 1917, urging a declaration that a state of war exists.
Wilson coined the phrase 'America First' and appealed for 'peace without victory.' But on April 2, 1917 he asked Congress for a declaration of war. The impact on American foreign policy was profound.
Armed forces in Iraq, January 2017.
New research from a multidisciplinary teams of scholars suggests military alliances tie nations together in ways that are not always immediately obvious.
A North Korean ballistic rocket launching drill, undated photo.
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Tensions in Asia may soon boil over. If U.S. leaders fail to seek pathways to peace, the consequences may be grim, warns former National Security Council member.