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Sir Van Morrison to perform at CDPB dinner

The Centre for Democracy and Peace Building are delighted to offer you a unique opportunity to support our work at the exclusive ‘Imagine’ dinner with an intimate concert by the legendary Sir Van Morrison.

Senior members of CDPB offer assistance in Colombian Peace Process

​As we come to a critical period in Colombia’s history, senior members of CPDB have returned to offer assistance on a number of fronts.

The negotiations between the Government of Colombia and senior officials of FARC are coming to a conclusion and though it had been clear for some weeks that the March 23rd deadline would not see the signing of an agreement, it was equally clear that the commitment of both sides is very likely to see a positive outcome within weeks.

First EU Debate NI event launched in Belfast City Hall

The first EU Debate NI event was launched in Belfast City Hall by Deputy Lord Mayor Alderman Guy Spence on Friday, 5 February. It brought together representatives from across business, public and community sectors to discuss the issues that need to be considered in Northern Ireland in relation to the upcoming UK referendum on continued EU membership.

EU Debate NI is a programme of the Centre for Democracy and Peace Building (CDPB). CDPB are taking a neutral position in this debate, seeking to stimulate and inform debate on the issues in this referendum.

Conor Houston, Programme Director at CDPB commented following the event that “it was a lively, engaging and interactive event. We had round table discussions together with interactive polling allowed for diverse opinions and a range of views to be debated – including issues around trade, cross-border, immigration, effect on peace-funding and many other topics.”

Speech at Queen’s University Belfast to mark the 20th Anniversary of the visit of President Bill Clinton to Belfast

President Clinton is someone who continues to greatly inspire me – from his Presidency through to his work at the Clinton Foundation.

Like myself, he was a recovering lawyer and then dedicated himself to inspiring change around the world. He embodies any definition of leadership and service to humanity. He took up the President John F Kennedy mantra of asking us all to do what we can for the betterment of our world.