Organizations working in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, mediation and diplomacy

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Alliance for Peacebuilding combines the actions of a wide range of organisations committed to building peace and ensuring security around the world. The alliance is directly involved in conflict prevention and resolution projects.

BASIC is an independent organisation that researches and advocates on a wide range of matters related to nuclear policy, military strategies, disarmament and other global security issues.

A private nonprofit organisation, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was founded to help nations better cooperate with each other and advocates for greater U.S. involvement in international affairs.

The Center for International Policy is a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit organisation that researches and advocates for greater transparency and accountability in U.S. foreign policy.

By developing strategies and policies for economic and political decision makers, the Center for Strategic and International Studies strives to increase prosperity and security around the world.

A charity non-governmental organisation based in the UK, Conciliation Resources partners with local and international organisations and government agencies to promote peace in Caucasus, Uganda and West Africa.

Located in Geneva, Switzerland, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue promotes humanitarianism and strives to prevent conflicts through dialogue.

Founded in 1985, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre serves as an arbitrator for companies and governments and focuses primarily on Asia.

The ICC is a permanent court that tries individuals accused of serious international crimes, such as war crimes, genocide and crimes against humanity.

International Conflict Research or INCORE combines the resources and research of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster to study and address the conflicts in Northern Ireland.

International Alert is an independent non-governmental organisation that promotes peace through a variety of projects at local, national, regional and global levels.

A nonprofit nongovernmental organisation, the International Crisis Group works to preserve peace and bring deadly conflict to an end.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is a humanitarian organisation with four main focuses: disaster preparedness, disaster response, furthering humanitarian principles and providing health care in communities.

The International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance is an inter-governmental organisation that works to establish and preserve democratic governments throughout the world.

International Institute for Strategic Studies conducts research, advocates and consults on topics related to military conflict, political risk and global security.

An inter-governmental organisation, IOM works with governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations to assist countries and communities with issues related to migration.

IRC takes action in the wake of humanitarian crises to help victims re-establish their lives. Focuses of the organisation include protecting vulnerable populations like women and girls and helping to reunite families scattered by war and disaster.

Mercy Corps responds to humanitarian crises, conflicts and areas of chronic property to improve conditions for those affected.

The Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe researches and advocates for issues related to international security. These include arms control, security building, human rights, protection of minorities, democratization, policing, environmental protection and counter terrorism.

A nongovernmental organisation, PBI fights for human rights and works to resolve conflicts without violence.

Peace Direct is a grassroots organisation that works in conflict zones around the world to fight for peace. The organisation provides funding and media support for local peacebuilders.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute conducts research into the areas of armament and disarmament, arms control, conflict resolution and prevention and peacebuilding.

Comprised of more than 90 local chapters, Transparency International is committed to putting a stop to the abuse of power, secret deals and bribery in government organisations. The group works through governments, businesses, media and civil society.