swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement of conflict prevention and conflict transformation.


16 January 2017
First Basel Peace Forum took place on 15 and 16 January 2017
About 120 decision-makers from business, diplomacy, academia and civil society met in Basel to rethink peace. Participants of the Basel Peace Forum formulated three demands to the world leaders. Media release

14 January 2017
Interview of Jakob Kellenberger with the Basler Zeitung
In an interview with the Basler Zeitung, the President of the Swiss Peace Foundation Jakob Kellenberger not only gave his thoughts on peacebuidling, but also presented the concept of the Basel Peace Forum. Interview (in German)

4 January 2016
Course: Fragility, Conflict and Statebuilding
How can we counter fragility and engage in statebuilding? If you are a professional working on issues pertaining to fragility, conflict and statebuilding you can reflect on fundamentals of global public policy challenges in this course taking place on 13 - 15 March. Apply / More information

3 January 2016
Religion and Conflict
Improve your knowledge in the field of conflicts related to religion and enhance your sensitivity to such aspects. The CAS program will be held in German and is composed of 17 course days between April and October 2017. Apply / More information

Latest publications

CEG, swisspeace, 2016

Proceso de paz en Guatemala: un estudio de caso sobre la negociación y el proceso de diálogo nacional en Guatemala

Case study produced to develop a Handbook on National Dialogue by Berghof Foundation and swisspeace. Download (Spanish)

Julia Palmiano Federer, Rachel Gasser, 2016

International Peace Mediation and Gender: Bridging the Divide

BPC Policy Brief Vol 6(5), November/16. Download

Martina Santschi, 2016

Complexities of service delivery and state-building

SLRC Briefing Paper 21. More Info / Download

Martina Santschi, 2016

Key lessons learned on international engagement

SLRC Briefing Paper 22. More Info / Download