Fund for PeaceThe mission of The Fund for Peace is to prevent war and alleviate the conditions that cause war. The Fund promotes education and research for practical solutions. It is a consistent advocate of promoting social justice and respect for the principles of constitutional democracy.
There has never been a more important time to work for peace. We face the double challenge of combatting public apathy in the US with regard to foreign affairs and the specter of growing internal wars and regional conflict. Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, we have witnessed approximately 50 wars, mostly within states, that have killed approximately 4-5 million people, with women and children the main victims. From Bosnia to East Timor to Sierra Leone, the international community has addressed this new terrain of conflict in an ad hoc fashion, often intervening in ways that are controversial, inadequate and often counter-productive.
The Fund for Peace is focussing on this new generation of conflict. We pursue issues at the leading edge of where the fields of peace and security, human rights, growth and development and humanitarian action converge. Our programs strengthen the ability of decision-makers and analysts to forecast such conflicts, apply preventive diplomacy, assess the effectiveness of responses, stem arms flows and work with key constituencies to advance human rights. We are known for bringing people together, for being pragmatic, and for bringing technology into the service of building peace.
For more information, or to contact Fund for Peace, see their website at: www.fundforpeace.org
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