General Resources

Review our selection of the most important issues related to world peace including disarmament, military expenses, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, peace events, peace films, professionals for peace and proposals for a peace tax. 

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Movements and NGOs

If you want to get involved with the global movement for peace in your country, then our directory of peace movements and NGOs is the perfect place to start. Find links to hundred of peace organisations in dozens of countries across the globe. 

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Stay up to date with all the latest news and analysis on issues related to peace around the world with our selection of top websites, magazines, newsletters blogs and social media pages on peace. If you use an RSS reader, don't forget to download our Peace RSS file to get access to all the best peace newsfeeds.

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Find close to a thousand resources on the philosophy, strategy and movement of nonviolence, embodied by twentieth century icons such as Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King. 

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Peace Prizes

The Nobel Peace Prize may be the most famous prize in the world, but it has been widely criticised for losing site of Alfred Nobel's original vision for the award. Learn more about the Nobel Peace Prize here and find links to alternative prizes, including the Right Livelihood Award, the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education and the Sean McBridge Peace Prize.

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Hot Topics

Hiroshima Day

Every August 6, thousands of people around the world commemorate the catastrophic event that was the dropping of the atomic bomb in the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. This year, the world took an important step towards banning these weapons of mass destruction when Bolivia became the 25th nation that ratifies the TPNW.


Nuclear weapons are a threat to our world, they have lasting catastrophic effects on health, societies and the environment. ICAN is a coalition of organizations that promotes the adhesion of countries to the "TPNW" of the UN. Keep track here of the cities that join the treaty.


When the proliferation of nuclear weapons began to spread throughout the world in the 1950s, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament was established in the United Kingdom. 61 years later, it has become a global movement. The CND advocates nuclear disarmament and opposes Trident and the proliferation of WMD.

Peace Education

Based in themes such as conflict resolution techniques, democracy, disarmament, gender equality, human rights, environmental responsibility, history, communication skills, coexistence, international understanding and tolerance of diversity, peace education is increasingly being considered a vital human right.


Peacebuilding, a multi disciplinary method, aims to end injustice in non-violent ways, targeting all structures of society. It seeks to build effective relationships between people, groups and politicians across gender, ethnicity, classes, religions and nations. The aim is to generate sustainable peace.

IPB Peace Prize

In honor of the 1974 Nobel Peace laureate Sean MacBride, every year the International Peace Bureau awards a person or organization that has done outstanding work for peace, disarmament or human rights with the Sean MacBride Prize.

International Day of Peace

On September 21 people worldwide celebrate Peace. "Peace Day" provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. Apart from the United Nations and "Peace One Day" there are many local initiatives around the world where you can join in.

Conscientious Objection

Conscientious objectors, people refusing to perform military service based on their religious beliefs, consciousness or freedom of thought, have been imprisoned, murdered or penalized throughout history. In 1995 the UN created a resolution to make their execution illegal.

Nobel Prize for Peace 2019 - Abiy Ahmed Ali

Abiy Ahmed, Prime Minster of Ethiopia, wins award for outstanding contribution to peace for his work in bringing to an end more than 20 years of conflict with neighbouring Eritrea.

How Not To Go To War

Vijay Mehta’s new book makes the case for the establishment of a Department for Peace and Peace Centres, which will result in not only building a better world with less violence and wars, but also in saving billions of pounds in world’s military spending which governments can utilise for job creation, healthcare, education and sustainable peace building.

In Memory of Gene Sharp

Prolific author and an icon for nonviolent action. He founded the Albert Einstein Institution, which he ran by himself from his house in Boston. His writings have inspired many peaceful resistance movements around the world.

Must Watch

Bo Boudart

- Paying the price for peace

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The Narrative of Peace

- by the Transnational

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Imagine Peace

-You are the positive change.

Hero of the Month

Celebrating the life of Betty William

She was a great peace activist who went down in history when she launched a campaign against the senseless use of violence in the conflict between Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland. Together with Mairead Corrigan, William founded the peace organization "Peace People's Community". Their great work in the search for a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Ireland won them both the Nobel Peace Prize in 1976.

Featured Organisation of the Month

International Alert

International Alert has been working for 30 years with people directly affected by conflict to find peaceful solutions. It collaborates with all those striving for peace to strengthen our collective voice and impact.

Featured Online Resource of the Month

Waging Nonviolence

Waging Nonviolence is a source for original news and analysis about struggles for justice and peace around the globe. Ordinary people build power using nonviolent strategies every day, yet these stories often go unnoticed.