An Architecture for Building Peace at the Local Level - A Comparative Study of Local Peace Committees

2010. Author: Andries Odendaal, UNDP

This discussion paper explores local peace mechanisms and particularly focuses on structures established as part of a larger peace architecture. The study starts by briefly discussing the basic theoretical assumptions that are the basis of local peacebuilding, and by clarifying the concept local peace committees. It then presents a systematic classification of LPCs and assesses their impact. The study concludes with recommendations for the UN system. Cases studies are presented in the annex.

  • Nicaragua , South Africa , Ghana , Kenya , Sierra Leone , Nepal , FYR Macedonia
  • Africa , Americas , Arab States , Asia Pacific , Europe and CIS
  • Infrastructures for Peace , Peace Committees , Conflict Prevention
  • Research/Lessons Learned

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