Last Sunday marked the fourth anniversary of Egypt’s 2011 uprising. What many hoped would be a peaceful demonstration for democracy turned into a stark reminder of the many challenges Egypt is still facing on its path to democratisation.
Together with our partners Search for Common Ground, Religions for Peace and One World in Dialogue, we continue the implementation of the Code of Conduct of Holy Sites project. In 2014, new field projects were started in Indonesia and Nigeria.
With another round of unsuccessful negotiations and an upsurge in violence, there may be truth to the theory that with the dry season comes fighting season in South Sudan.
This year’s Nobel Peace Prize displays a powerful support for children’s rights, and the importance of education. This award gives us hope of a democratic future.
The UNs fifth report on Climate Change (AR5) is focusing on drought and crop failures due to climate change. The increasing extent of climate change enhances conflicts between different ethnic groups and states.
The Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is one of the largest groups of stateless people in the world. Will Obama even mention the group’s name when he visits the country?
This week, the Oslo Center, with partners, organised a round table meeting on juvenile justice and diversion in Kisumu city in Kenya.
Since the military regime in Myanmar initiated a dramatic and positive change of course, the democratic development has now halted.
The parties to the conflict in South Sudan has now been at the negotiation table in Ethiopia for more than 10 months without reaching a political solution to the conflict that broke out in December last year. They agree in principle on the need for a transitional government, but disagree on its design.
In 2011 the «The Universal Code of Conduct on Holy Sites» was established, created to protect sacred places worldwide. This initiative aims to give guidelines to secure religious adherent the safe use of their sacred places. Providing practical guidelines for safeguarding holy sites, the Code have been applied in local context in pilot-projects in Bosnia Herzegovina, Israel and Palestine.