Quotes

U. S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan

"We recognize that the work Nonviolent Peaceforce is conducting in South Sudan is an important part of a comprehensive effort by the international community to mitigate conflict and bring lasting peace to historically war-torn parts of the country."

Ret. Col. Ann Wright

"All peace-loving people must do all they can to appreciate and endorse such vulnerable groups whose mandate is to stand with the vulnerable, and whose only weapon is their moral strength to be able to do so."

His Holiness The Dalai Lama

"The moral force and personal discipline of non-violence offer the best, most effective long term strategies to resolve conflicts. ...I wish your efforts every success. I am asking the Foundation for Universal Responsibility to work with you on this very worthy initiative".

justin

"If I wasn't a member of parliament I would like to be one of your peacekeepers."

Rigoberta Menchu Tum

"The concept of the Global Nonviolent Peaceforce is an important contribution to the new millennium in that people working for peace, whose lives represent an ethical commitment towards that end, are an important part of the construction of a world where tolerance, respect, equality, improvement and justice become humanity's most essential values".

ivilian peacekeeper who saved over 1,200 people during the Rwandan genocide. His story is chronicled in his autobiography

“Nonviolent Peaceforce is an organization whose work seeks to put people at the centre of security and conflict prevention efforts through the use of effective nonviolent strategies to foster improved protection of human rights and dignity. NP demonstrates the vital role to be played by civil society in addressing violent conflict and emphasizes the importance of local structures and processes that promote community safety and security. It is my pleasure to provide a personal endorsement of Nonviolent Peaceforce.”

Former President of the Republic of Finland

“Nonviolent Peaceforce is an organization whose work seeks to put people at the centre of security and conflict prevention efforts through the use of effective nonviolent strategies to foster improved protection of human rights and dignity. NP demonstrates the vital role to be played by civil society in addressing violent conflict and emphasizes the importance of local structures and processes that promote community safety and security. It is my pleasure to provide a personal endorsement of Nonviolent Peaceforce.”

Oscar Arias Snchez

"I believe that your initiative has the potential to contribute in a meaningful way to the construction of a more peaceful world".