Annual Yearbook catalogs 37 conflict negotiations

June 29, 2010, 3:38 p.m.

The School for a Culture of Peace at the Autonomous University of Barcelona has released the 2010 Yearbook of Peace Processes, which catalogs, describes, and analyzes 37 ongoing conflict resolution processes worldwide:

This fifth edition of the Yearbook on Peace Processes the conflicts in which negotiations are being held to reach a peace agreement are analysed, regardless of whether these negotiations are formalised, are in the exploratory phases, are bearing fruit or, to the contrary, are stalled or enmeshed in crisis. It also analyses certain cases in which the negotiations or explorations are partial, that is, they do not encompass all the armed groups present in the country (as is the case of Afghanistan and Iraq, for example). The majority of the negotiations are linked to armed conflicts, but other situations are also analysed in which despite the fact that there are currently no armed clashes taking place, the parties have yet to reach a permanent agreement to put an end to the hostilities and pending disputes. Thus, the negotiations are relevant for preventing the beginning or resurgence of new armed confrontations.

Vicenç Fisas is the lead author.

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