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Organisation overview: The Council of Europe is Europe's leading human rights organisation. It oversees the European Court of Human rights, which works in 47 countries across the continent.
Work in Georgia: Georgia became a member of the Council of Europe in 1999. The Council's Action Plan for Georgia focuses on promoting judicial independence, police reform, media and personal freedom, good governance and democracy, and the protection of human rights.
Organisation overview: ICC is the first permanent, treaty based, international criminal court established to help end impunity for the perpetrators of the most serious crimes.
Work in Georgia: The ICC has jurisdiction over Rome Statute crimes (genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, crimes of aggression) committed on the territory of Georgia or by its nationals from 1 December 2003 onwards.
Organisation overview: The International Development Association is the World Bank's fund supporting fragile and conflict-affected states.
Work in Georgia: The International Development Association is engaged in various projects in Georgia and publishes research and reports on the country.
Organisation overview: IOM is dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all, including to migrants in need - refugees, IDPs and other victims of conflict.
Work in Georgia: IOM is assisting the Georgian government in addressing various migration challenges by means of a number of capacity building and technical assistance initiatives.
Organisation overview: The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is an intergovernmental military alliance.
Work in Georgia: Georgia contributes to NATO-led operations and support for Georgia’s reform efforts is a priority for cooperation.
Organisation overview: OSCE is the world's largest regional security organisation, based in Vienna.
Work in Georgia: The OSCE, together with the UN and EU, co-chairs the international Geneva Discussions in the wake of the conflict in Georgia. It also co-facilitates the meetings of the Dvani/Ergneti Incident Prevention and Response Mechanism.
Organisation overview: UNDP is the UN's key development organisation, seeking to improve lives based on its eight Millennium Development Goals.
Work in Georgia: The UNDP assists Georgia in democratic governance, economic development, energy sector development, environmental protection, and crisis prevention and recovery.
Organisation overview: UNHCR is the UN agency mandated to lead and coordinate action to protect refugees and resolve their problems worldwide.
Work in Georgia: The UNHCR supports Georgia in providing protection and assistance to refugees and IDPs with the overarching goal of finding durable solutions for the displaced populations.
Organisation overview: The Berghof Foundation supports efforts to prevent political and social violence, and to achieve sustainable peace through conflict transformation.
Work in Georgia: Berghof operates in the Caucasus region. The foundation publishes research on the Caucasus and is a recognised facilitator in the region. Their activities include training young facilitators, empowering cross-regional local initiatives, and addressing issues of history, identity and memory.
Organisation overview: CAAT works to end the international arms trade, promoting progressive demilitarisation and ending government financial and political support for arms export.
Work in Georgia: CAAT provides data on UK and EU arms trade with Georgia.
Organisation overview: The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States.
Work in Georgia: Carnegie has a programme on Russia and Eurasia, with expert opinion, research, media and events. The Eurasia Outlook research section also provides insight with analysis from experts in Moscow, Washington, and other leading voices.
Organisation overview: Conciliation Resources works on cross-border conflict, engaging armed groups, developing governance, facilitating dialogue, strengthening public participation and integrating women properly into all areas of peacebuilding.
Work in Georgia: Conciliation Resources is active in the South Caucasus, in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia. It supports local people working for change.
Organisation overview: The Correlates of War project collates and organises a huge amount of freely available quantitative data on armed conflict around the world.
Work in Georgia: The Correlates of War project collates and organises quantitative data on armed conflict in Georgia and interstate disputes in the South Caucasus.
Organisation overview: CMI works to support peace by focusing on mediation and dialogue, mediation support, and conflict prevention and resolution support.
Work in Georgia: CMI works to facilitate dialogue among key groups and individuals to prepare societies in the South Caucasus for peaceful co-existence. They also work to build and maintain open channels of communication between and across different societies and actors affected by years of unresolved conflicts.
Organisation overview: DRC focuses on helping people who have fled war and conflict, persecuted because of their race, religion, nationality, political conviction or social affiliation.
Work in Georgia: DRC is active in the Caucasus, in Chechnya, Georgia and North Ossetia-Alania. In Georgia, DRC works on issues such as the development of housing for IDPs and vulnerable populations, small-scale infrastructure projects for local communities, and protection and legal assistance to IDPs. They also engage in livelihood support and capacity building for the Georgian government.
Organisation overview: GNWP is a coalition of women’s groups and other civil society organizations. It is involved in advocacy and action for the full and effective implementation of Security Council resolutions on women and peace and security.
Work in Georgia: The Women's Information Center is an active member member of the GNWP in Georgia. The Center supports the establishment of democratic values through the protection of women’s rights and promotion of gender equality.
Organisation overview: GPPAC is a member-led network of civil society organisations active in the field of conflict prevention and peacebuilding across the world.
Work in Georgia: The GPPAC network is active in the Caucasus regions, and its organisations are involved in several conflict prevention and peace building initiatives. These include young political leaders meetings, meetings of peace journalists, and the Istanbul Process - expert dialogue between Russia and Georgia that was initiated after the 2008 conflict.
Organisation overview: HALO is the oldest and largest humanitarian landmine clearance organisation in the world.
Work in Georgia: HALO works to clear minefields in Georgia, operating in Abkhazia and the Shida Kartli region.
Organisation overview: International Alert works with local people to build peace by them with training, advice and support. It brings communities together as well as advising companies, governments and international organisations on how they can support peace.
Work in Georgia: International Alert operate a number of programmes in Georgia and the Caucasus region. It works with Georgian and Abkhaz civil society to build confidence and deepen understanding about conflict and opportunities for peace. In South Ossetia it helps communities address the societal trauma caused by conflict.
Organisation overview: The International Crisis Group conducts independent research and analyis on conflicts around the world.
Work in Georgia: The International Crisis Group conducts field research and analysis on Georgia, provides policy recommendations and engages in high-level advocacy.
Organisation overview: IFRC is a worldwide humanitarian organisation providing assistance without discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions.
Work in Georgia: IFRC's focus in Georgia is on IDPs, health issues, and relief after serious flooding.
Organisation overview: The International Peace Bureau is dedicated to the vision of a world without war. Its current main programme centres on disarmament for sustainable development.
Work in Georgia: IPB has two national-local members in Georgia: Georgia for Human Rights and Democracy, and the Human Rights Information and Documentation Center.
Organisation overview: The IRC responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives.
Work in Georgia: The IRC was one of the first relief agencies on the scene and has since continued to support internally displaced Georgians with a variety of programmes including water and sanitation, protection, education and child protection. The IRC programme in Georgia ended in 2010.
Organisation overview: The Karuna Center innovates approaches for transforming conflict across divides by supporting people in all sectors of society to discover their shared capacity for building peace.
Work in Georgia: In Georgia, the Karuna Center works through building local capacity, conflict transformation, dialogue and sustanable peace initiatives.
Organisation overview: Kvinna till Kvinna conducts projects that promote women’s health, esteem, self-reliance and participation in building democratic societies. It also conducts research and raises awareness of peaceful conflict resolution issues.
Work in Georgia: The Foundation's partner organisations work to facilitate dialogue between women from opposite sides of the border conflicts. These organisations work on issues such as violence against women, women's leadership, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and IDPS.
Organisation overview: Mercy Corps is an international development organisation that helps people around the world survive and thrive after conflict, crisis and natural disaster.
Work in Georgia: In Georgia, Mercy Corps works to develop the country’s agricultural economy and build local self-governance.
Organisation overview: Nonviolent Peaceforce promotes, develops and implements unarmed civilian peacekeeping as a tool for reducing violence and protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict.
Work in Georgia: NP works with its youth negotiators and trained community members in a support role, while exploring the expansion of its Community Security Team programmes to areas where civilian protection is needed.
Organisation overview: Partners for Democratic Change International is a global partnership of organisations that work to advance civil society, good governance and a culture of change and conflict management worldwide.
Work in Georgia: PDCI conducts analysis and identifies challenges to good governance within the formal and informal structures and relations in place in Javakheti, Georgia. It also organises training and cooperative sessions for local NGOs from Gardabani, Akhalkalaki and Ninotsminda.
Organisation overview: PRIO conducts academic research and analysis on peace and conflict worldwide.
Work in Georgia: PRIO conducts research on the Caucasus, mainly focusing on Russia's relationship with the region.
Organisation overview: PeaceWomen is a programme of the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), the longest-standing women’s peace organisation in the world. It was founded in 2000 to strengthen women’s rights and participation in international peace and security efforts.
Work in Georgia: PeaceWomen has reports and research on the situation in Georgia.
Organisation overview: Saferworld is an independent international organisation working to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives.
Work in Georgia: Saferworld works with international actors, governments and authorities, civil society and local communities to support a more people-centred approach to analysing and responding to conflict in the region.
Organisation overview: Save the Children works to save children's lives, fight for their rights, and help them to fulfil their potential.
Work in Georgia: STC and its partners have implemented a wide range of response and assistance projects in Georgia.
Organisation overview: SIPRI is an independent international institute dedicated to research into conflict, armaments, arms control and disarmament.
Work in Georgia: SIPRI has a research project that aims to identify emerging security and conflict challenges across the Caucasus and develop conflict management and peacebuilding initiatives to promote peace and stability in the region.
Organisation overview: swisspeace is a practice-oriented peace research institute. It conducts research on the causes of violent conflicts and develop strategies for their peaceful transformation.
Work in Georgia: swisspeace conducts research on Russia, the Caucasus region and Central Asia and has developed expertise in particular through its Humanitarian Dialogue Project in the North Caucasus. The Center for Peacebuilding (KOFF) has organised regular roundtables on the region.