HD marked its fifteenth year of existence supporting the conclusion of 11 peace and violence reduction agreements in all four regions of its operational work. In Tunisia, a Charter of Honour contributed to peaceful elections in the country, while, in Asia, the Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro prepared the way for peace between the Government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front in the Philippines. In Africa, the Ougadougou Declaration included a cessation of hostilities agreement between opposition groups in Mali and, in Eurasia, a Declaration sought to protect civilians affected by the conflict in Ukraine. All four agreements, as well as a complete review of HD’s operations in 2014, are highlighted in this Annual Report.
The publication also outlines how HD is working to monitor and evaluate the impact of its activities and briefly presents the organisation’s new 2015–2018 strategy which includes plans to place greater emphasis on early conflict analysis and on developing new contacts in areas where conflict is emerging.
As HD’s 2014 Annual Report shows, the organisation has grown a great deal since it started in 1999, and it is now working on 35 peacemaking initiatives across Africa, Asia, Eurasia and the Middle East.