The Association is a worldwide community of dedicated individuals in civil society, business, and government who give support to their governments or societies to significantly invest in the development of infrastructures dedicated to the prevention of violence in its physical, structural and cultural forms through the peaceful resolution and transformation of conflict, and to facilitate the creation of a Culture of Peace. It shall pursue the following aims:
To collaborate with and support civil society, governments, and businesses to build peace infrastructures* around the world that facilitate and reflect the emergence of a global Culture of Peace;
To enhance its network’s capacity to support campaigns and other efforts for the development of peace infrastructures;
To increase understanding among all stakeholders globally about the need for peace infrastructures.
*Peace infrastructures may range from, for example, ministries of peace to local peace councils to academies for peace.
The vision of the Association is the following:
A world where human beings embody a Culture of Peace as all people as well as government, civil society, and business organizations join to promote and practice it through infrastructures for peace.