Interpeace

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Interpeace
Interpeace Logo.jpg
Formation 1994
Type INGO
Purpose Peacebuilding
Headquarters Geneva, Switzerland
Location
Website www.interpeace.org

Interpeace is an international non-governmental peacebuilding organization.[1][2][3] Interpeace works with local partner organizations[4] with the aim of building long term peace.[5][6] The organization is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.[7][8] It has regional offices in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire); Guatemala City (Guatemala); Nairobi (Kenya); and representation offices in Brussels (Belgium); New York City (United States).[9]

History[edit]

The origins of Interpeace date back to 1994, when the United Nations conducted a peacebuilding pilot project, called the 'War-torn Societies' project.[10][11][12] The project then transitioned to become an independent non-profit organization in 2000[13][14] now named Interpeace.[15] Interpeace still has a strategic partnership with the United Nations.[16][17] It can operate as either an independent NGO or as a United Nations initiative.[18]

Organizational structure[edit]

The organization was founded by Matthias Stiefel.[19][20] Since 2005, Scott M. Weber has been the Director-General of Interpeace.[21][22] He was re-appointed for a second term as Director-General in 2010.[23]

Governing Council[edit]

The Interpeace Governing Council is the highest decision-making body of the organization.[24] Since 2009, former President of Ghana John A. Kufuor has been the chairman of the Interpeace Governing Council.[25] Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and former President of Finland Martti Ahtisaari was chairman of the Interpeace Governing Council from 2000–2009.[26][27][28] Since 2009, Ahtisaari has been Chairman Emeritus and a Special Advisor.[29]

Governing Council members are elected and can serve two terms. Current Interpeace Governing Council members are:[30]

Advisory Council[edit]

The Interpeace Advisory Council is a forum to debate peacebuilding issues.[37]

Members include:[38]

  • El Salvador

Ambassador Rubén Zamora - Permanent Representative of El Salvador to the United Nations

  • Finland

Ambassador Päivi Kairamo[39] - Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations in Geneva

  • Netherlands

Mr. Jelte Van Wieren - Director of the Stabilisations and Humanitarian Aid Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

  • Sweden

Ambassador Veronika Bard[40] - Permanent Representative of Sweden to the United Nations in Geneva

  • Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

Ambassador Ridha Bouabid[41] - Permanent Representative of the OIF to the United Nations in Geneva

Additional members are currently being recruited.

Finances[edit]

Interpeace's work is funded by contributions from governments, multilateral organizations and private donors.[42]

In 2012 Interpeace's expenditure was USD $20.3 million.[43] The projected budget for 2013 is USD $20 million.[44]

Since 2009, Interpeace's financial reports are prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).[45] In 2010, Interpeace received ZEWO certification from the Swiss charity evaluator.[46]

Programmes[edit]

Interpeace currently works in the following countries and territories:[47]

Interpeace also works on constitution-making for peace.[66][67][68] In 2011, Interpeace released a constitution-making handbook outlining the options for a constitution-making process.[69][70]

Past programmes include:[71]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Geneva Environment Network "Interpeace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  3. ^ Geneva Peacebuilding Platform "Interpeace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
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  8. ^ United Kingdom Department for International Development(DFID)"Interpeace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  9. ^ Interpeace "Fast Facts" Retrieved on 15 January 2013
  10. ^ United Nations Research Institute for Social Development "War-torn Societies Procject" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  11. ^ IDRC "Interpeace: local solutions, lasting peace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
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  17. ^ United Nations Democracy Fund (UNDEF) [3] Retrieved on 3 February 2012
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  21. ^ Canton of Geneva [4] Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  22. ^ Geneva Environment Network "Interpeace" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  23. ^ 2010 Interpeace Annual Report p.17 Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  24. ^ Interpeace "Governing Council" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  25. ^ The John A. Kufuor Foundation "Interpeace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  26. ^ John A. Kufuor Foundation "Interpeace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
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  38. ^ Interpeace "Advisory Council" Retrieved on 15 January 2014
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  40. ^ [12] Retrieved on 7 November 2016
  41. ^ [13] Retrieved on 7 November 2016
  42. ^ Interpeace "Our Funding" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
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  44. ^ Interpeace "Our Funding" Retrieved on 15 January 2014
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  47. ^ Interpeace "Programmes" Retrieved on 15 January 2014
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  67. ^ United Nations General Assembly "On the occasion of the launch of Interpeace's constitution-making handbook" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  68. ^ United Nations Office at Geneva "Statement by Mr. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev United Nations Under-Secretary-General Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva Interpeace's Annual Advisory Council Meeting Partners Forum" Retrieved on 3 February 2012
  69. ^ The Global Journal "By the People and For the People?" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  70. ^ Interpeace "Constitution-making for Peace" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
  71. ^ Interpeace "Past Programmes" Retrieved on 27 January 2012
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