Give Peace a Chance: Mediating in the World’s Hottest War Zones

Learn more on HD’s impactful work through the article published in Wharton Business School’s online business analysis journal ‘Knowledge @wharton’:

“The world spends more than $1.6 trillion a year on its armed forces and $600 million to $800 million on conflict mediation, if you include the peacemaking work of the United Nations and of regional and national organizations. The approximately 2,000-to-one imbalance is massive, but sadly not surprising. Outside the milieu of official diplomacy are half a dozen private organizations whose mission is to resolve armed conflicts by bringing together the opposing sides and helping them reach a peaceful settlement.

Among these, the largest is Geneva’s Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD), founded in 1999 and with an annual budget of $30 million and 130 employees. The center has peacemaking activities in eight African countries (plus the Sahel); Syria; the Philippines and Ukraine. ….”

To read the full article, please visit the Knowledge @wharton’s website:
http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/give-peace-a-chance-how-hd-mediates-in-the-worlds-hottest-war-zones/

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