Statement on the Assault on Marawi and the Declaration of Martial Law in Mindanao.

The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) condemns the terrorism and violence that has ripped through Marawi City these past days. We decry the needless loss of lives, the hostaging of innocents and the pillaging of property in the name of causes far removed from our shores and held foreign to our peoples’ expressed beliefs. We […]

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Peace group lauds resumption of peace talks; Urge Government, NDFP to “strengthen civilian voice in the peace process”

Elated over the resumption of peace talks between the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and communist-led National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP), as a result of back channel talks in Utrecht, The Netherlands Sunday, Mindanao-based regional peacebuilding advocacy group the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), today urged both parties to fast […]

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Statement on GPH-NDFP Cessation of Ceasefires and Peace Talks

PEACE GROUPS APPEAL TO GPH-NDFP: Resume Peace Talks; Work for Permanent, Bilateral Ceasefire The Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) expresses its deepest concern with the cessation of the unilateral ceasefires by both the Government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) and the Communist Party of the Philippines-National Democratic Front of the Philippines (CPP-NDFP), and […]

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Towards a Civilian Security Agenda

“Civilian participation in the peace process” has been a core mantra of the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID) for more than fifteen (15) years already. And there have been inroads as regards the meaningful participation of communities and civil society in its engagement with the key actors and the peace process through its peacebuilding and peoples’ solidarity discourse.

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