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Preventing Violent Conflict

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We are changing U.S. foreign policy from one that is overly militarized to one that prevents, mitigates, and transforms violent conflict. We focus on peacefully preventing and ending violent conflict and reforming U.S. counterterrorism policy. By building support in Congress and the administration, we are increasing civilian capacities through the State Department and USAID to address violent conflict and extremism.


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  1. Background Global Fragility Act  

    H.R.2116, S.727

    World-wide levels of violence are at a 25-year peak, undercutting stability, reversing development gains, and spurring a global migration crisis not seen since World War II. Violence has surpassed natural disasters as the main driver behind forced displacement.

  2. Background Invest in Conflict Prevention 

    The world is considerably less peaceful today than a decade ago. Recurring wars around the world show we cannot wait until a crisis escalates to respond. Failing to address brewing conflicts early puts greater demand on the United States to pursue costly military interventions later on. Congress should take a proactive approach towards prevention by investing in U.S. capacity to prevent violence.

  3. Background Support the Complex Crises Fund 

    Rapid Response Funding to Prevent Violent Conflict

    The Complex Crises Fund (CCF) enables the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to prevent and respond to emerging or unforeseen crises and conflicts.

  4. A Necessary Good

    U.S. Leadership on Preventing Mass Atrocities

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More on Peacebuilding

Letter Peacebuilding Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Foreign Assistance Funding 

On August 9, FCNL and 44 other organizations in the Alliance for Peacebuilding sent a letter to House appropriators, urging them to protect funding for foreign assistance. The administration has attempted to freeze $4 billion of these congressionally-approved funds. This would impact the ability of the U.S. to prevent and manage conflict abroad.

Letter 39 Organizations Call on Congress to Honor Financial Commitments to UN 

On August 8, FCNL joined 38 other organizations in sending a letter to the chair and ranking member of the appropriations subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs. The coalition of civil society groups urged them to support peace, diplomacy, and human rights by honoring U.S. financial commitments to the U.N.

Background Support the Complex Crises Fund 

Rapid Response Funding to Prevent Violent Conflict

The Complex Crises Fund (CCF) enables the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to prevent and respond to emerging or unforeseen crises and conflicts.

Background Invest in Conflict Prevention 

The world is considerably less peaceful today than a decade ago. Recurring wars around the world show we cannot wait until a crisis escalates to respond. Failing to address brewing conflicts early puts greater demand on the United States to pursue costly military interventions later on. Congress should take a proactive approach towards prevention by investing in U.S. capacity to prevent violence.

Update Appropriations Bills Restrain Authority to Conduct War and Build Nuclear Weapons 

The $1 trillion package of FY2020 spending bills that passed the House in June contained important victories for reining in the aggressive and militaristic U.S. approach to national security.

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