Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 05/2011

Peace Negotiations in the Philippines: The Government, the MILF and International NGOs

Claudia Hofmann

May 2011

International Peace Institute


In many peace negotiations International Contact Groups have been a helpful tool in preventing a peace process from stalling or failing. Members, commonly states and international organizations, exert leverage on the parties to the conflict, sustain the parties' commitment to a peaceful resolution of the conflict and restore mutual trust.