Program Statement

program-statement-2008_pagenumber001The GAPW Program Statement, last revised in 2009, grounds the goal of conflict prevention in specific, integrated phases of policy and action, demonstrating in a practical and concrete way how we can move from an international system based on conflict and power relations to one based on law and multilateral institutions.

The Program Statement is broken into three broad categories:

1. Strengthening multilateral mean of resolving conflicts, protecting human rights, and preventing armed conflict.

2. Reducing national military forces through a phased process of disarmament along with state commitments to a policy of defensive defense.

3. Supporting national peace and disarmament policies by helping to promote local initiatives to reduce the threat of armed conflict, protect civilians from mass violence, and ensure full participation by women in political life and peace policy.