Human conflict can bring isolation to environments, which helps the local ecology thrive. After the war has ended, the return of nature is a poignant memorial and symbol of peace.
Elections, and observer processes are a big priority in Africa.
Surveys shows that the majority of Africans prefer democracy, despite its flaws, to the alternatives.
Emmanuel Macron called for support for “open, secure, stable, accessible and peaceful cyberspace”.
The French president's Paris Call is for international collaboration to make the Internet safer. What are the advances and limitations of this text?
Lay down your arms.
A new strategy from the UN secretary general challenges the world to explain why it's not doing more to defuse the nuclear threat.
Israeli fire on Palestinian protesters at the Gaza border on Monday resulted in at least 58 deaths.
With its opening of a new embassy in Jerusalem and defence of Israeli actions in Gaza, the Trump administration has signalled its lack of interest in bringing lasting peace to the region.
Six memorial candles are lit during a Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony at Sharkey Theater on board Naval Station Pearl Harbor.
U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class James E. Foehl
Remembrance days and memorials provide people the opportunity to share stories with a community. An expert explains how that can make a difference.
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.