What is dialogue? 4 best educational materials on the role of the dialogues in peacebuilding

21 вересня 2021

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)

https://www.osce.org/files/f/documents/3/c/422822.pdf

  • Course "How to effectively plan and conduct an important dialogue" (in Ukrainian)

https://www.osce.org/files/f/documents/a/4/452806.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2VQi8oBD7H2ijUHY64Or1ZxbNkCLhCU1pkSPu2n9Sr_1swhSS6KPuhydM

  • Dialogue standards: definitions and principles

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JN3QRE8EXU5D1FvY3Go1H19ZvRNHNxAo/view

  • Dialogue as a tool in peacebuilding: Theoretical and empirical perspectives.

https://munin.uit.no/bitstream/handle/10037/9852/thesis.pdf?sequence=2

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