Peace & Conflict Prevention

Although many believe that war is inevitable, there are steps that nations can take to foster peace and security around the world and to eliminate the possibility of war. We blog on and advocate solutions around peacekeeping, genocide prevention, the "Responsibility to Protect", civilian protection, arms control, and current conflicts and hot spots around the globe.

Latest Campaigns

Tell the President: Americans don't need another nuke. Cancel the new $30 billion nuclear cruise missile program!
Women and children are often the earliest victims of mass atrocities. Support a code of conduct limiting use of the veto against early intervention in these situations.
A UN Rapid Deployment Force will allow the United Nations to protect civilians and undertake humanitarian missions more quickly, saving more lives.
Women, Peace and Security Act of 2015 ensures the promotion of women's meaningful inclusion and participation in mediation and negotiation processes in order to prevent, mitigate, or resolve violent conflict. The bill supports the National Action Plan, which was created in response to UN Security Council resolution 1325.

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News and Updates

2012 World Interfaith Harmony Week celebrations by Bethak CC in Pakistan
By Rene Wadlow | February 01, 2016 - 10:00am EST
The Association of World Citizens, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations, cooperates fully with the World Interfaith Harmony Week, which takes place February 1-7. The UN General Assembly designates the first week of every February as a time for cooperation for a common purpose among all religions, faiths and beliefs. The General Assembly, building on its efforts for a culture of [...] Read More
Donald Trump
By Shelby Hettenbach | January 29, 2016 - 10:00am EST
The United Kingdom has been one of America’s closest allies for over 200 years. Yet the British Parliament recently engaged in a debate on banning a possible U.S. presidential candidate. On Monday, January 18th, in response to a grassroots petition signed by over 574,000 British citizens, members of Parliament discussed whether Donald Trump should be permitted entry into the United Kingdom due to his consistent use of [...] Read More
By Jaira Burke | January 18, 2016 - 10:00am EST
We can’t have it both ways. We can’t be both the world’s leading champion of peace and the world’s leading supplier of arms. --Former President Jimmy Carter, 1976 As ISIS's threat to international peace and security grows, Syria continues to funnel billions of dollars to the United States for bombs and other forms of weapons. As a result of United Nations Resolution 2249, Syria has all of the autonomy in the world to [...] Read More