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TypeCountry of originConstitution

International Organization Switzerland1994


Human Rights, Violence


Our approach contributes to building lasting peace through inclusive and nationally-led processes of change.

Our added value is our tested approach in strengthening capacities within societies to manage conflict without resorting to violence or coercion.

Peacebuilding must be led and owned from within a society so we work exclusively with national teams in countries across Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and the Middle East.

We support peacebuilding initiatives in: Belize, Burundi, Costa Rica, Côte d'Ivoire, Cyprus, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guinea-Bissau, Honduras, Israel, Liberia, Libya, Mali, Nicaragua, Palestine, Panama, Rwanda, Somali Region (Puntland, Somaliland, South-Central Somalia) and Timor-Leste.

We also have created a handbook on options for making and reforming constitutions.

By combining our local peacebuilding knowledge with the latest in international thinking, we assist the international community, including the United Nations, to play a more effective role in supporting peacebuilding efforts around the world.


Interpeace is an independent, international peacebuilding organization and a strategic partner of the United Nations.

We were created by the United Nations in 1994. We became an independent organization in 2000 while maintaining a unique partnership with the UN. As a result, we operate either as an independent NGO or as a UN initiative.

Interpeace is headquartered in Geneva (Switzerland) and has offices in Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), Brussels (Belgium), Guatemala City (Guatemala), Nairobi (Kenya) and New York (USA).

We are governed by a Governing Council made up of prominent individuals from the government, international and business sectors. The Governing Council is chaired by the former President of Ghana, John A. Kufuor and includes seats for the personal representative of the UN Secretary-General and for the Host Government, Switzerland.

Our Advisory Council is a multi-stakeholder platform for debate and discussion on key peacebuilding issues.

The Secretariat is led by Scott M. Weber, Director-General and a dedicated staff from around the world.

The three main bodies of Interpeace, the Governing Council, Advisory Council and the Secretariat, provide the necessary support to over 300 peacebuilders in the field. Consisting exclusively of people from the societies in which we are active, our local teams lead the programmes on the ground.

Contact details

7-9 Chemin de Balexert, 1219, Châtelaine, Geneva, Switzerland
Telephone: +41 (0) 22 917 8593 - Fax: +41 (0) 22 917 8039


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