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The Ceasefire Project generates research, learning and guidance materials to help mediators, policymakers and conflict parties make informed choices that increase the chances for lasting peace.

We provide resources to help the peacemaking community better understand:

  • Why ceasefires are enacted
  • The different classes and functions of ceasefire
  • Ceasefire sequencing within a peace process
  • The critical considerations for ceasefire mediation

This website also provides a repository of data and literature to help researchers seeking to contribute to the development of a stronger knowledge base on ceasefires.

The project builds on an ongoing collaboration between researchers from the Center for Security Studies (CSS) at ETH Zurich, the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Uppsala University, mediation practitioners and technical ceasefire experts.

Ceasefire Project researchers from ETH and PRIO release a new dataset covering all ceasefires from 1989-2021.