Launched at the inaugural World Peace Festival August 2011

The Global Peace Building Strategy is unprecedented. Until now the world has had no method that systematically deals with violent conflict. To fill this void, experienced peace builders from across the globe have got together with government officials, civil society and the military to design a strategy that could prevent war and resolve violent conflict. This strategy works at all levels – from the bottom up and top down – and deliberately supports young people, women and local peace builders as well as governments and the United Nations – to work together to end the bloodiest century in human history.


The Heart of the Strategy

The Global Peace Building Strategy has several specific objectives, each designed to contribute to initiating a new era of planned peace building. The Strategy will be further developed with states and their peoples, to enable them to build robust mechanisms so that the condition of peace and stability is sustainable and replicable – rather than accidental, haphazard or a mere hiatus between cycles of violence. It has been endorsed by leaders in the field of conflict transformation worldwide, and adopted by the World Peace Partnership for an initial period. It will be introduced for discussion at the inaugural World Peace Festival in August 2011.


The 7 Programmes

1. The Global Fund for Local Peace

2. About time: women at every peace table

3. Supporting ten countries to build national Infrastructures for Peace by 2016

4. Conflict transformation through Young People

5. Establish a Global Forum on Multi-stakeholder Engagement on Peacebuilding

6. Expert consultative Process on Preventing Armed Conflict

7. The Arms Deal campaign – asking for a 10% tax on the global arms trade


The Minds behind the Strategy

The Global Peace Building Strategy has been developed in a period of more than 20 months by Dr Scilla Elworthy and Paul van Tongeren in consultation with Tom Oliver, founder of World Peace Partnership, NGO leaders, government officials, civil society and the military.