Prior to the International Day of Peace, established by a resolution of the UN General Assembly, and celebrated annually on the 3rd Tuesday of September, the team of the CF “Right to Protection” (R2P) has prepared a selection of materials devoted to dialogues and their significance in peacebuilding processes.
Our Fund has long been involved in organizing dialogue meetings in communities, so we understand how important and valuable this tool can be in the context of peacebuilding. The purpose of such meetings is to solve complex social problems. Dialogues provide an opportunity to resolve various issues, starting with the conflicts in communities and ending with the implementation of initiatives and reforms at the national and interstate levels.
The experience of developed countries shows that dialogue is one of the most civilized and effective peacebuilding approaches, especially for the communities that strive to build a free democratic country based on the principles of an open society integrated into the international space.
Therefore, if you want to learn more about dialogues, their essence, purpose, and significance in the context of peacebuilding, as well as about the peculiarities of their implementation, we recommend reading the selection below:
- How, when, and where does the dialogue work? (in Ukrainian)
The manual was developed by the OSCE. In an accessible and interactive form, the authors explain the difference between conflict and dialogue, outline the roles of dialogue participants, as well as provide an in-depth look into the subject.
OSCE, How, when, and where does the dialogue work ?, Practical Guide, 2019, Kyiv, P.-50
- Course “How to effectively plan and conduct an important dialogue” (in Ukrainian)
This educational material was also prepared by the OSCE. The authors reveal in detail the methodology of the dialogues. The materials include the author’s work from trainers and experts in the field, including those materials that have been developed in the framework of international cooperation. The training course is designed for people who want to understand in detail all the basic processes related to the organization of the dialogues.
OSCE, “How to effectively plan and conduct a dialogue”. Educational materials for seminars for representatives of public relations departments, ministries, and other central executive bodies. April 24/26, 2017, Kyiv, P.-80
- Dialogue standards: definitions and principles
The initiative to create the document belongs to the Institute for Peace & Common Ground (IPCG), which prepared the first edition of the “Dialogue standards: definitions and principles” in consultation with partner organizations working on the implementation of dialogue in Ukraine.
IPCG, Dialogue standards: definitions and principles, version as of February 20, 2018, Kyiv, P.-12
- Dialogue as a tool in peacebuilding: Theoretical and empirical perspectives.
The formulation of the problem highlighted the need to systematize knowledge about dialogue and the possibility of its use for the implementation of peace initiatives.
Centre for Peace Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education, Irene Incerti-Théry, Master’s thesis in Peace and Conflict Transformation – May 2016, С.-104