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Challenging the conventional: can post-violence reconciliation succeed?

Today, reconciliation is part of almost any peace agreement. However, there is a lack of understanding of what works in advancing reconciliation. With the support of the Government of Finland and the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Kofi Annan Foundation has partnered with Interpeace to examine past reconciliation efforts and understand what reconciliation means for those living in countries affected by violence.  Based on four studies in Guatemala, Northern Ireland, DRC and South Africa and experts’ inputs, the report: “Challenging the conventional: Making post-violence reconciliation succeed” proposes several critical questions that must be accounted for by national/international actors engaged in reconciliation efforts. The proposed panel will discuss what to pay attention to in the design and implementation of reconciliation processes.

Date and Location: 6 November 2018, 14:30–15:45, Maison de la Paix, Auditorium A1B, Geneva

Organizers: Kofi Annan Foundation, Interpeace, Permanent Mission of Finland to the UN

Speakers will include the Representative of the Permanent Mission of Finland, the President of the Kofi Annan Foundation, and representatives from Interpeace and reconciliation processes.

For more information, contact us at, or register to attend the event by 4 November here.