Most armed conflicts are preceded by violations of basic human rights. Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognized human rights for all, working to improve human rights through campaigning and international solidarity.
With more than 2.2 million members and subscribers in more than 150 countries and regions, they coordinate this support to act for justice on a wide range of issues. www.amnesty.org
ENOUGH was born out of frustration and hope.
Its founders ran out of patience with the world’s shameful lack of progress in combating terrible horrors. There are many examples of successful conflict resolution processes throughout Africa, but the lessons weren’t widely known. With the growing number of Americans who are demanding more aggressive, more successful solutions, Enough works to end genocide and crimes against humanity once and for all. www.enoughproject.org
Global Security Institute
Founded by Senator Alan Cranston. The Global Security Institute works with Parliaments, governments and citizens around the world for global nuclear disarmament. www.gsinstitute.org
A fantastic program, they bring the Nobel Laureates together with teenagers in the US and elsewhere, for conferences on conflict resolution. www.peacejam.org
Peace Games empowers students to create their own safe classrooms and communities by forming partnerships with elementary schools, families, and young adult volunteers.www.peacegames.org
Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Peace Laureates Summits
The prestigious World Summit of Nobel Peace Prize Laureates is produced annually in one of the capitol cities of Europe. It is attended not only by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates but prominent scientists, historians and cultural figures.
The Permanent Secretariat of Nobel Peace Laureates Summits was founded by the International Gorbachev Foundation and the City of Rome for realizing the aims of the World Summits. It is a non-profit association without political aims. www.nobelforpeace-summits.org
United Nations Foundation
The UN Foundation, a public charity, was created in 1998 with entrepreneur and philanthropist Ted Turner’s historic $1 billion gift to support UN causes and activities. The foundation is an advocate for the UN and a platform for connecting people, ideas and resources to help the United Nations solve global problems.
UN Foundation helps the UN take its best work and ideas to scale — through advocacy, partnerships, constituency building and fund-raising.www.unfoundation.org
Youth for Human Rights
Youth for Human Rights International (YHRI) is an independent non-profit corporation headquartered in Los Angeles, with the purpose to educate people in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights so they become valuable advocates for tolerance and peace. www.youthforhumanrights.org