PeaceRep expands PA-X V7 to over 2000 agreements

PeaceRep welcomes the seventh release of the PA-X Peace Agreements Database. Spanning more than 150 peace processes from 1990 to 2023 and containing 2003 peace agreements, PA-X continues to be an invaluable resource for those interested in the study and practice of peacemaking.

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What’s new in this release?

New documents: This release adds 44 new documents from 22 peace processes, 16 of which were signed in 2022. These include peace agreements from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia (former), Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Libya, Mali, Philippines, Russia, Ukraine, South Sudan, and Sudan.

Notable agreements: PA-X now includes agreements relating to Ukraine and Ethiopia from 2022, and a series of local peace conferences held in the early 2000s in what is now South Sudan.


Initiative on the Safe Transportation of Grain and Foodstuffs from Ukrainian Ports (July 2022)

In this newly added interstate agreement, part of the latest V7 release of the PA-X database, key provisions focus on establishing secure transportation channels for the delivery of vital resources such as grain and other food supplies. Originating from Ukrainian ports, these essential goods will navigate through the Black Sea, further extending into the Mediterranean.

Agreement for Lasting Peace through the Permanent Cessation of Hostilities Between the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) (November 2022)

The Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Tigray Peoples’ Liberation Front (TPLF) have signed a Cessation of Hostilities Agreement, which is covered in the V7 release of the PA-X database. Initiated on October 25, 2022, these crucial talks set the stage for the much-needed reestablishment of peace, security, and stability in the turbulent Tigray Region. The agreement addresses issues such as DDR, protection of civilians, gender based violence and access.


PA-X Local and PA-X Gender

PA-X Local includes 12 new agreements that deal with local issues, involve local actors, and deal with forms of local/communal violent conflict. PA-X Gender now contains 14 new agreements that mention women, girls, or gender.

Peace Agreement Actors Dataset

PA-X V7 sets the groundwork for a new dataset of peace agreement actors and their commitments, due to be released at the end of 2023. The Peace Agreement Actors dataset has been developed as an extension of PA-X using FAIR principles, reusing existing data to answer new and different research questions. While PA-X data primarily provides information on peace agreements, their context and their content, the new actors dataset can be used to understand the peace processes from which these agreements stem, as well as the actors that take part in their creation.

The new dataset of peace agreement signatories counts more than 6000 instances of agreement-signing actors, and allows for the construction of actor networks to identify co-signing, as well as allowing for trends in agreement signing over time and in particular contexts. While the data are not yet publicly available, our first data reports are expected to be published soon, looking at the trends in peace agreement participation by third-party signatories.

Dr Sanja Badanjak introduces the new actors dataset in this blog: FAIR Data in Action: PA-X data informs new dataset on peace agreement actors


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