Inter-Parliamentary Alliance for Human Rights & Global Peace (IPAHP)
The IPAHP Peacebuilding Project 2015-25
IntroductionThere is a general consensus that the process of globalization is creating a world in which individual nation states are increasingly interdependent and interconnected. National approaches to issues including international politics, trade and economics, healthcare, immigration, tourism, and climate change are therefore increasingly dependent on the policies and approaches of neighboring states and international partners.
Despite this growing interdependence, there remain major cultural, political, religious, and economic disputes as well as a large number of conflicts across the world with deep-rooted historical experiences, from political conflict at the international level to violent conflict at the sub-national level. The de-escalation of these disputes and conflicts requires creative thinking and new approaches that take into account both the history of the divisions and the evolving global context within which they are set.
In light of the importance of these issues and the urgent current global challenges taking place in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Nigeria, Somalia, Ukraine, France and beyond, as well as deterioration in the relationships between the major super-powers, the IPAHP has established its Peacebuilding Program in order to contribute to achieving sustainable solutions and strategies for securing global peace and reconciliation.
The “IPAHP Peace-Building Project” (which is a continuation of a 5 year project, the “World without Walls (2009-14) Project” ), will be a 10-year long project (2015-2025) conducted by the ICD in partnership with global governance organizations, national governments, leading academic institutions and multinational corporations. The project is designed to serve as an influential peace-building actor with a specific focus on conflict resolution and reconciliation.
Program ActivitiesThe program activities focus in detail on the major conflicts across the world today, from disputes amongst communities at the local level to international disputes between regions and multi-lateral organizations. Through constructive dialogue and debate, the activities and programs assess the changing global environment and explore how non-governmental organizations, governments, and individual stakeholders can come together to promote global peace and reconciliation across the world.
The ICD Peace-Building Project will be comprised of annual meetings and events, peace delegations, extensive research in the field and activities for the youth (which will include graduate academic programs). Special emphasis will be given to develop multiple follow up initiatives by other global actors, dialogue with key decision makers and engagement of those with financial means who can support the development of such initiatives.