The Alliance for Peacebuilding
(AfP) and 3P Human Security
(3P) work closely as the US arm of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed
(GPPAC), a global civil society-led network which seeks to
build an international consensus on peacebuilding and the prevention of
violent conflict. GPPAC was established in 2003 in response to the call
made by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan for an international conference
of civil society organizations working in the field of conflict
prevention in his 2001 report Prevention of Armed Conflict
The Global Partnership consists of fifteen regional networks, and Mauricio Salazar of SERAPAZ is the convener of the North American Region. The Regional Action Agendas fed into People Building Peace: A Global Action Agenda for the Prevention of Violent Conflict
- which incorporated input from more than one thousand organizations
around the world and outlines key priorities for change.
is governed by an International Steering Group which consists of
representatives from all regions and a number of international NGOs. Its
five main programs are developed and run by member-driven Working Groups that are coordinated by the Global Secretariat, formerly known as the European Centre for Conflict Prevention (ECCP) in The Hague, The Netherlands.
|GPPAC recently launched the Peace Portal, an initiative of the GPPAC Foundation (formerly
known as European Centre for Conflict Prevention) supported by
the Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and the City of The
Hague. The Peace Portal has been developed in partnership with
other civil society organisations, inside and outside the
The mission of the Portal is to be a main source and opportunity to
share and integrate information leading to action aimed at preventing
conflict and building peace.
The Portal will contribute to a world in which people are able and
willing to prevent and transform violent conflicts peacefully.