Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue receives Carnegie Peace Prize for Conflict Mediation
BY CARNEGIE FOUNDATION
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, a private diplomacy organisation based in Geneva, will receive the 2022 Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize for their efforts to prevent international conflict through dialogue and mediation. “Peace is the ultimate prize, and we’re honoured to have received this encouragement” says the Executive Director.
The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue – a private diplomacy organisation based in Geneva – will receive the 2022 Carnegie Wateler Peace Prize. Every two years, the Carnegie Foundation-Peace Palace awards the prize to an individual or an institution furthering the cause of international peace.
For more than 20 years, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (HD) has helped to prevent and resolve armed conflict through dialogue and mediation. What began with a single project in Aceh, Indonesia, has led to dozens of major peace accords around the world.
Since 2017 alone, HD’s achievements include discreet but critical support for the UN-led Black Sea Grain Initiative; a ceasefire and political roadmap in Libya; the disbanding of ETA in Spain; development of Common Operating Principles for maritime law enforcement in the South China Sea; humanitarian access in territory held by Islamic State and evacuation of more than 100,000 people in imminent danger in Syria.
HD now runs peacemaking initiatives in more than 75% of the world’s violent conflicts.