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12 Aug 2018 description

Elections are an important mechanism in democratic and peace processes. Their purpose is to provide citizens with an opportunity to choose freely their political leaders and allocate power peacefully. However, underlying tensions in a society and high-stake competition can also result in violent and fraudulous elections. Based on its mandate in peace, development and democracy promotion, FDFA is supporting countries in a democratic transition as they address the challenge of holding elections.

A challenge for Human Security

01 Nov 2013 description

KOFF – swisspeace

Latest Activities on Archives and Dealing with the Past Swisspeace Supports 2nd UN High Level Mediation Course


Uncovering the Truth with the Help of Truth Commission Archives

News from Swiss NGOs

Supporting Tunisian Lawyers in the Fight against Torture

Project in Palestine: Giving a Voice to Women Affected by Discrimination

Human Rights at Risk in Papua

Human Rights Observers in Israel/Palestine Tell Their Stories

01 Dec 2011 description

KOFF – swisspeace

  • OSCE conference on UN Security Council Resolution 1325

  • KOFF Roundtable on Peace and Reconciliation in Rwanda: Contributions of Gacaca

  • Workshop on Swiss Engagement in North Africa

  • Peacebuilding at the Grassroots? Practice and Challenges of Local Democracy in Nepal

  • Afghanistan at the Crossroads: How can Swiss Actors Remain Engaged?

  • Conflict over the Exploitation of Natural Resources in Guatemala