Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding

The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (CSPPS) is a South-North non-governmental coalition of peacebuilding organizations that coordinates and supports civil society participation in the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding (IDPS).

The goals of CSPPS are to strengthen the voice and capacity of society to effectively engage in, and influence, peacebuilding and statebuilding as a critical contribution to crisis prevention and sustainable peace and development for all. The CSPPS strives to infuse the International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding, Sustainable Development Goals and humanitarian processes with peacebuilding values, globally.

This website presents the work of CSPPS and latest progress and news from the countries and international processes where it is acting to safeguard and solidify civil society engagement in policy processes related to peacebuilding and statebuilding. In all its activities, the platform strives to voice the views and concerns of people living in places affected by conflict and fragility. Ongoing, full and meaningful civil society engagement is critical to have these voices heard in the development arena and to optimize state-society relations. 

News

Mission Report: High Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism (28-29 June, 2018)

13 July 2018 The High Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism that held at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York from the 28th to 29th of June, 2019 was convened by the Secretary General of the United Nations to enable stakeholders and civil society...

CSPPS Annual Core Group Meeting 2018: Reaffirming Priorities to Prevent Conflict and Sustain Peace

09 April 2018 Photo Credit : Cordaid   The Civil Society Platform for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding ( CSPPS ) will hold its annual Core Group meeting, gathering its Southern and Northern membership , from 11 to 12 April 2018 in The Hague, The...

From Words to Action: Why Inclusivity Matters for SDG Implementation in Fragile and Conflict-Affected Countries

08 March 2018 Tension arises when country-owned and country-led process used to identify and decide on peacebuilding strategies is not inclusive nor transparent – leaving certain communities or segments of the population to feel that their interests are not being...

What is Needed to Prevent Electoral Violence: Spotlight on Sierra Leone 2018 Elections

08 March 2018 This article appeared for the first time on  Impakter website     Recent international community attention has been focused on inclusive approaches to prevent (violent) conflict, particularly as we get close to the...

Blog: Why isn’t the prevention of violent conflict more of a priority in Danish policy and practice?

27 February 2018 By Kristoffer Nilaus Tarp and Maria Stage, The Council for International Conflict Resolution ( RIKO ) in Denmark Photo caption : Danish military in Afghanistan (April 2013); photo credit: Creative Commons   ...

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Events

28/06 New York, USA
The UN High Level Conference on Counter-Terrorism will be held at the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York from the 28th to 29th of June, 2018 against a backdrop of rising...
25/06 Brussels, Belgium
Peace, security and development are intrinsically linked. On the one hand, wars and violent conflicts have a tremendous impact on development, leading to devastating human costs, weak and...
22/06 New York, USA
CSPPS Coordinator Peter van Sluijs is invited to participate in SDG16+ retreat in New York ‘The Path to HLPF 2019: from ambition to results for SDG16+’. The meeting is organized to...

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Annual Reports

CSPPS Annual Report 2016 
Building Peace and Resilience in a Changing World
(English | French)

CSPPS Annual Report 2015 
Towards Peaceful and Inclusive Societies
(
English | French)

 CSPPS Annual Report 2014 
Amplifying the Voice of Civil Society in Policy Processes
(English | French)

 CSPPS Annual Report 2013 
Strengthening Civil Society Participation in Fragile States
(English)

Newsletters

 Newsletter - July 2018 
(
English | French)

 Newsletter - December 2017 
(
English | French)

 Newsletter - July 2017 
(
English | French)

 Newsletter - November 2016 
(English | French)