In our pursuit of a world free of war and the threat of war, we are changing U.S. foreign policy from one that is overly militarized to one that prevents, mitigates, and transforms violent conflict.
The War in Ukraine
We condemn Russia’s illegal and brutal invasion of Ukraine, and urge all parties to seek an immediate cease-fire. We support non-violent responses to the conflict and a negotiated settlement to secure a just and sustainable peace for the region
Landmines do not follow ceasefires or peace processes – they lie dormant for decades and continue to inflict suffering on civilians long after a conflict ends. For decades, FCNL has worked to ban the use of these weapons, which maim and kill indiscriminately, inflicting human suffering even long after conflict ends.
U.N. operations do not require U.S. troops and cost the American taxpayer eight times less than a U.S. military deployment would. We urge the United States to participate fully and in good faith in the work of the U.N., as well as its programs and agencies, and to demonstrate respect for international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
The Prevention and Protection Working Group (PPWG) is a coalition of organizations dedicated to improving U.S. government policies and civilian capacities to prevent violent conflict, avert mass atrocities, and protect civilians threatened by such crises. FCNL is an active member and served as the group’s past coordinator.
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