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Invest in Peacebuilding

Peacebuilding and conflict prevention programs reduce violent conflict and human suffering while saving taxpayer dollars. Yet, U.S. support for this work has been persistently underfunded.

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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

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RIGA, LATVIA. 25th February 2022. Demonstration and openair concert to support Ukraine in Riga city
UN workers removing landmines.
John Isaac / UN Photo

FCNL's Work on Landmines

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.

The United Nations meets in a conference room.
Jamie DeMarco/FCNL

Fully Fund UN Peacekeeping

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.

Peace doves taking flight

Prevention & Protection

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.

We seek a world free of war and the threat of war.

We seek a society with equity and justice for all.

We seek a community where every person's potential may be fulfilled.

We seek an earth restored.