Peace and Conflict Monitoring

Conflict Map

This site aims to help shed light on wars and other armed conflicts around the globe. It contains daily interactive information, links to more resources, and, most importantly, continuously updated lists of relevant news articles. Conflict Map

Media Monitoring

The GDELT Project monitors the world's broadcast, print, and web news from nearly every corner of every country in over 100 languages and identifies the people, locations, organizations, counts, themes, sources, emotions, counts, quotes, images and events driving our global society every second of every day, creating a free open platform for computing on the entire world. GDELT


CrisisWatch is a monthly early warning bulletin designed to provide an update on the state of the most significant situations of conflict around the world. CrisisWatch

Global Peace Index

Global Peace Index (GPI). The world's leading measure of national peacefulness, the GPI measures peace according to 23 qualitative and quantitative indicators. Results also show a growing global inequality in peace, with the most peaceful countries continuing to improve while the least peaceful are falling into greater violence and conflict. The GPI report provides a comprehensive update on the state of peace. It shows that amidst the global deterioration the world continues to spend enormous resources on creating and containing violence but very little on peace. The key to reversing the decline in peace is through building Positive Peace - a holistic framework of the key attitudes, institutions and structures which build peace in the long term. GPI

Countries With Highest Suffering

South Sudan, Haiti and Ukraine lead world in suffering. Not surprisingly, all three countries fall toward the bottom of the U.N. World Happiness rankings: Ukraine is No. 132, Haiti comes in at No. 145 and South Sudan is No. 147. These nations' low life evaluations will only improve with an end to conflicts, an increase in economic growth, and good governance that is focused on upgrading and enriching the lives of every resident. Gallup Analytics

Conflict and Environment Observatory

The Conflict and Environment Observatory (CEOBS) was launched in 2018 with the primary goal of increasing awareness and understanding of the environmental and derived humanitarian consequences of conflicts and military activities. In this, we seek to challenge the idea of the environment as a ‘silent victim of armed conflict’. CEOBS builds on six years of research and policy work by its predecessor the Toxic Remnants of War Project. The Project sought to identify new opportunities for collecting data on environmental harm and the human suffering it causes, and the means through which data could be used to inform greater protection for the environment, and for those who depend on it, before during and after armed conflicts. CEOBS’ work will extend beyond the environmental consequences of war to also consider the role of environmental factors in triggering or driving insecurity. Over the years, work by CEOBS’ partners PAX in Iraq and Syria, and Zoï Environment Network in Ukraine, has demonstrated the impact that data collection during conflicts can have. Conflict and Environment Observatory

Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding Programme

The activities of the Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding programme span three main areas: policy and knowledge products; field support; training programmes. To broaden its expertise and deliver effective technical assistance to national partners and the UN system, an Expert Advisory Group on Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding was established. Environmental Cooperation for Peacebuilding Programme

Specialist Group on Armed Conflict and the Environment

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has the Specialist Group on Armed Conflict and the Environment (SGACE) focused on two themes: (1) legal protection of the environment in times of armed conflict, and (2) the role of natural resources in post-conflict peacebuilding. The International Union for Conservation of Nature

Environment and Security Initiative

The Environment and Security Initiative (ENVSEC) is a partnership of five international organizations with specialized, but complementary mandates and expertise, that provides an integrated response to environment and security challenges. The mission of ENVSEC is to contribute to the reduction of environment and security risks through strengthened cooperation among and within countries in four regions: Central Asia, Eastern Europe, Southern Caucasus, and South-Eastern Europe. ENVSEC

Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

The OSCE Project Co-ordinator in Ukraine and the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine prepared the publication “Assessment of Environmental Damage in Eastern Ukraine”. It incorporates existing information from various sources on impact and threats to environment posed by a conflict in the Eastern Ukraine. The publication analyzes the issues of influence on the condition of forest resources, protected areas and biodiversity. OSCE

Conflict and Resources

Environmental factors are rarely, if ever, the sole cause of violent conflict. However, it is clear that the exploitation of natural resources and related environmental stresses can become significant drivers of violence. UN

Peacekeeping operations

United Nations Peacekeeping helps countries torn by conflict create the conditions for lasting peace. There are currently 16 peacekeeping operations led by the Department of Peacekeeping Operations. UN

Environmental Peacebuilding

Environmental peacebuilding integrates natural resource management in conflict prevention, mitigation, resolution, and recovery to build resilience in communities affected by conflict. There is a growing global community of researchers, practitioners, and decision makers in sharing experiences and lessons from managing natural resources in conflict-affected settings, accessing new research on the topic, and participating in events to support the growing network of professionals active in environmental peacebuilding. Environmental Peacebuilding