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Update Celebrate the International Day of Peace by Taking Action 

The statistics are grim. In 2018 there were six wars and over 50 armed conflicts.

Letter FCNL and More Than 100 Other Organizations Call for Commitments to Peace 

Sept. 21 marks the International Day of Peace, which was established in 1981 by a unanimous resolution in the U.N.’s General Assembly. To mark the day, FCNL joined over 100 peacebuilding organizations from around the world in issuing a statement to U.N. member states that brings attention to peace concerns.

Letter Peacebuilding Coalition Urges Congress to Protect Foreign Assistance Funding 

On August 9, FCNL and more than 40 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.

Update Senate Committee Acts to Reduce Violence 

The Global Fragility Act (S.727) just passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (18-4) with strong, bipartisan support! Now it heads to the Senate floor for a vote.

Letter FCNL Joins Coalition Opposing Pentagon Spending Levels 

On June 24, a broad and bi-partisan coalition sent a letter to the Senate calling on them to oppose a National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2020 that provides $750 billion for Pentagon spending.

Update FCNL’s Vote Recommendations on FY 2020 Funding Measure 

(Updated June 19, 2019)

This week the U.S. House of Representatives is moving a $1 trillion spending package to fund key federal departments and agencies. In the process of debating and voting on the measure, Members of Congress will be considering multiple amendments.

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