Interpeace is the successor institution to the experimental War-Torn Societies Project (WSP). It is closely linked to the United Nations through its constitution, governance and activities. It is dedicated to helping people in countries torn apart by war to rebuild their societies in a way that will encourage sustainable peace and diminish the possibility of renewed conflict.
The heart of Interpeace's work is its country projects, carried out by local teams and supported by an international team at the central hub in Geneva. The local country teams:
- bring together all sectors of a conflict-affected society in addressing a wide range of urgent social, political and economic problems;
- use research as a tool to depoliticize debate and negotiations so as to yield concrete policy recommendations on the key challenges facing the society as a whole;
- promote a democratic culture, broad participation in decision-making and an internally driven (rather than externally imposed) process of rehabilitation and reconciliation;
- help the international assistance community to better identify and define the role it can play in aiding local actors to rebuild their societies and in underpinning peace.
with local, national, international, bilateral and multilateral actors (United Nations, World Bank etc.) involved in areas of post-conflict reconstruction, peace building, rehabilitation and development.
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