Our vision

Our vision is of a world where people work together to resolve conflicts and promote peaceful and inclusive societies.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide practical support to help people affected by violent conflict achieve lasting peace. We draw on our shared experiences to improve peacebuilding policies and practice worldwide.

Our goals

To support our overarching mission, we have set ourselves three 2020 goals to work towards:

1. Causes and drivers of conflict are peacefully transformed

As a result of our support, relationships, governance practices and structures, and legacies of violence, which are obstacles to sustainable peace, are addressed.

2. Approaches to building peace support inclusion

As a result of our engagement, expertise and resources, peacebuilding and conflict prevention practice is more inclusive.

3. Policy is prioritising conflict prevention and peacebuilding

As a result of our efforts, relevant policymakers at international, national and regional levels make investments in long-term, non-violent approaches to preventing armed conflict and building peace, and in those working for peace in conflict contexts.

Read our 2020 Strategic Plan

Our values


We believe that everybody affected by conflict has a stake in peace. We work to create peaceful and inclusive change within societies in partnership with local people, to respond to violence, inequality, injustice and exclusion.


We believe that peacebuilding needs to be flexible and adaptive to the specific and evolving realities of each conflict context. We support innovative ways to influence change, and we share insights from people's lived experience globally to build collective knowledge and expertise.


We believe that peace can only come about if people have a chance to better understand their conflict and if difficult conversations are held between allies and adversaries. We stand alongside those who, with courage and integrity, reach out across conflict divides.


We believe that building sustainable peace takes time. That's why we make long-term commitments to support just and resilient transitions from protracted conflict to lasting peace.