What is the Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining?

Introduction The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD; French: Centre international de déminage humanitaire – CIDHG) is an international organisation working in mine action and explosive ordnance risk reduction, with a focus on landmines, cluster munitions and ammunition stockpiles. Based in the Maison de la paix in Geneva, it is legally a non-profit foundation… Read More


What is the Geneva Centre for Security Policy?

Introduction The Geneva Centre for Security Policy (GCSP) is an international foundation that was established in 1995 under Swiss law to “promote the building and maintenance of peace, security and stability”. The GCSP was founded by the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sports in cooperation with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs as… Read More

What is the Maison de la Paix?

Introduction The Maison de la paix (literally: House of Peace) is a building owned by the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. The building was designed by Eric Ott of Neuchâtel’s IPAS firm. It serves as the headquarters for the Graduate Institute and houses the three Geneva Centres, which comprise the… Read More

What is the Geneva Institute for Democracy and Development?

Introduction The Geneva Institute for Democracy and Development (GIDD) is an independent international institute dedicated to research into peace, democracy, human rights and socio-economic problems. Established in 2004 in Geneva, GIDD provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. History and Funding Founded in 2004, this… Read More

What is the Tami Steinmetz Centre for Peace Research?

Introduction Tami Steinmetz Centre For Peace Research is an academic research institution of Tel Aviv University which surveys public opinion regarding the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Outline The centre publishes monthly surveys about the current state of public opinion. It is most famous for the “Peace Index”, a numerical… Read More

What is the Peace Research Institute Olso?

Introduction The Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO; Norwegian: Institutt for fredsforskning) is a private research institution in peace and conflict studies, based in Oslo, Norway, with around 100 employees. It was founded in 1959 by a group of Norwegian researchers led by Johan Galtung, who was also the institute’s first director (1959-1969). It publishes the… Read More

What is the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt?

Introduction The Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (acronym: PRIF, German: Leibniz-Institut Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung, short HSFK) is a research institute in Frankfurt am Main focused on violent international and internal conflicts and research of conditions for and promotion of the concept of peace. With over 90 employees (as of 2019), PRIF is one of… Read More