Endorsers

Endorsers

Nonviolent Peaceforce is engaged with hundreds of likeminded governments, NGOs, pioneering peacekeepers and more. Nobel Prize Laureates, peace activists, religious communities, foundations and governments around the world have endorsed our goals and projects. These are only some of the words of support from our friends.

 

Heads of State

  • Tarja Halonen, Former President of the Republic of Finland.
  • His Royal Highness Prince el Hassan bin Talal, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Lech Walesa, Poland, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Oscar Arias Sanchez, President, Costa Rica, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Jose Ramos Horta, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
  • Olusebun Obasanjo, Former President, Nigeria - "Our world is in great need of new approaches to the resolution of conflicts. A civilian force such as that espoused in your proposal would represent a novel achievement and a most valuable contribution to the achievement of peace on our fragile planet."

Religious Groups

  • Franciscans for Justice of the Brothers and Sisters, USA
  • Franciscans for Justice and Peace, Bolivia
  • General Administration of the Marist Sisters, Rome
  • Leadership Conference of Women Religious, USA
  • Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America
  • Presbyterians, USA
  • United Church of Christ

Africa

  • Ade Adenekan, Pan-African Reconciliation Council, Lagos, Nigeria
  • Antoinette Dadjo, Ligue-Life (Section Beninoise)
  • Association Lutte Contre La Pauvrete, Joseph Migan, Chairperson, Benin
  • Ceasefire Campaign, South Africa
  • Centre de Reflexion et d’Action pour le Developmmement Durable, Benin
  • Ela Gandhi, Member of Parliament, Durban, South Africa
  • Elias Hbte Selassie, Senior Programme Officer & Regional Advisor, Life & Peace
  • Francoise Sossou-Agbaholou
  • Genevieve Boko Nadjo, Wildaf, Benin
  • Humanitas Fellowship of Reconciliation, Tanzania
  • Ibrahim Andrew Sesay, Caritas Makeni, Catholic Agency for Dev. and Relief in Sierra Leone
  • Ifeanyi Onyenkpa, Nigeria
  • Institute, Horn of Africa Program
  • Mara Moholi, Lesotho Network for Conflict*
  • Masawuko Maruwacha, Zimbabwe
  • Mouvement National de Reconciliation du Benin, Toussaint Y. Honvou
  • National Forum for Peace and Reconciliation, Sierra Leone
  • National Secretariat, International Mission Appeal for Peace, Sierra Leone
  • National Society for Human Rights, Namibia
  • Nicolas S. Zannou, Monar, Benin
  • Pascaline Awliwa, Rifonga-Benin
  • Paulo Wangoola, Nabyama (President), Mpambo, The Afrikan Multiversity, Uganda
  • People for Peace in Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Joseph Ngala, Director
  • Ruth Ojiambo Ochieng, Director, Isis-Women’s International Cross Cultural Exchange (Isis-WIC)
  • Tjeripo Kambita, National Society for Human Rights, Namibia
  • Union des Femmes Methodistes du Benin, Augustine Sai, Chairperson
  • Wajir Peace and Development Committee, Kenya
  • Yearn for Peace, Sierra Leone, Ismail Mansaray

* Organization is listed for reference purposes only.

Asia-Pacific

  • “Thikana” flat Owners Co-operative Society Ltd. Bangladesh
  • Akkapka CANV Manila, Philippines
  • Alliance for a United & Responsible World-Asia & Pacific Coordinator, India
  • Archdiocesan Center for Ecumenical and Interreligous Dialogue, Davao City
  • Asian Rainbow, Secretary: Deacon Mario van Loon, Philippines
  • Association of Nuns and Lay Women of Cambodia, Mrs. Huot Thavory
  • Bangabandhu Gabeshana& Pathagar Parishad (BGPP), Bangladesh
  • Bangabandhu Research Org. Bangladesh
  • Bangabandhu Srimte Sangsad, Bangladesh
  • Bangaladesh Diabetic Association
  • Bangladesh Campaign to Ban Landmines
  • Bashurhat Club, Bangladesh
  • Beena Sebastian, Dir. Fellowship of Reconciliation, India, President, The Cultural Academy for Peace and SAKHI
  • Bishop Julio X Labayen, Quezon, Philippines
  • Buddhist Peace Fellowship of Bangladesh
  • Budi Setyamto, Nonviolent Activist, Indonesia
  • CANV (Committee for Nonviolent Action), Burma
  • Cardinal Jaime Sin, Archbishop of Manila
  • Center for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue, Davao City
  • Center for Security and Peace Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Centre for Conflict Management, Tatiana Markina, Project Coordinator, Kazakhstan
  • Chaiwat Satha-Anand, Muslim Scholar/Activist, Prof. Pol. Science, Dir. Peace Information Ctr, Thammasat U, Bangkok
  • Chalida Tajaroensuk, Forum Asia, Bangkok*
  • Chang-Bok Lee, Member of the National Assembly, The Republic of Korea
  • Cultural Academy for Peace, India
  • Danilo M. Coronacion, Executive Director of Asian Political Parties, Philippines
  • Devi Prasad, Co-founder, World Peace Brigade and former International Secretary of War Resisters International
  • Dr. A.T. Ariyaratne, Vinya Ariyarantne, Sarvodaya Movement, Sri Lanka
  • Dr. Anhari Achadi, Depugy Minister, Deptment of Health and Social Welfare, Indonesia
  • Dr. Chandra Muzaffa, President International Movement for a Just World
  • Dr. Hafid Abbas, Deputy Minister for Human Rights Socialization, Ministry of State for Human Rights in Indonesia
  • Dr. N. Radhakrishnan, Director, Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti*India
  • Dr. Th. Sumartana, Institute for Inter-Faith Dialogue in Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
  • Dr. Vithal Rajan, India, Chair, Governing Body, Confederation of Voluntary Organisations
  • Dra.Byarlina Gyamirti, MSc. Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Indonesia
  • ELSPO, Surakarta, “We Want Peace, Not Security”, Indonesia
  • Foundation and Global Foundation for Christian-Muslim Partnership
  • Hae Woo Yang, Nonviolent Peaceforce, Korea
  • Institute for Comprehensive Healthcare, Research & Rehabilitation of Addicts & Psycopaths, Bangladesh
  • Institute for Development and Communication, Chandigarh, India, Dr. Pramod, Kumar
  • International Network of Engaged Buddhists, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Jacob Vadakanchery, Founding organizer of the PBI country group in India
  • Joon Park, Seoul, Friends Meeting
  • Juvy P. Loyola* Technical Assistance Center for the Development of Rural and Urban Poor, Mindanao, Philippines
  • Khuankaew Ouyporn, Nonviolence Trainer, Chiang Mai, Thailand
  • Kim Chang Soo, Korea Council for Reconciliation and Cooperation
  • Leonardo N. Mercado, S.V.D., Episcopal Commission on Interrligious Dialogues, Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, Manila
  • Lions Club of Dhaka Angels City, Bangladesh
  • Muktijoddah Jadhugar (Liberation War Museum), Bangladesh
  • Myongsook Han, Member of the National Assembly, Republic of Korea
  • Narayan Desai, Brigarnt, India
  • National Conference on Religion & Peace, Sri Lanka, Kingsley Rodrigo, Executive Director
  • Nirmala Deshpande, M.P. Pres., Akhil Bharat Rachanatmak Dir., Association of Peoples of Asia and Women’s Initiative for Peace in South Asia
  • Phil Esmonde, RegionalProgram Representative, Oxfam, Sri Lanka
  • Pipal Tree, Bangalore, India
  • Rajiv Mehrotra, Director of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Foundation for Social Responsibility
  • Ram Jeet Verma, National League for Democracy, National Coalition Government Of Union of Burma (Exile)
  • Reu Galoy, OFM, St. Gregory the Great Friary, Philippines
  • Rey Magno Teves, Kusog Mindanaw, Strong Mindinao, United in Diversity, Philippines
  • Rolf Carriere, UNICEF* Representative, Indonesia
  • Santikaro Bhikkhu, International Network of Engaged Buddhists* (Thailand)
  • Shanti Sena for Peace, Life and Environment, Nhem Kim Teng, Director, Cambodia
  • Sheikh Hasina, Former Prime Minister, Bangladesh
  • Society for the Legal Rights(SLR), Bangladesh
  • Socio-Pastoral Institute, Manila, Philippines
  • Suganda Sanskritik Kendra, Bangladesh
  • Sulak Sivaraksa, Santi Pracha Dhamma Institute, Bangkok
  • The Good Law (Legal Justice Organisation), Korea
  • The Peacemakers’ Circle, Maria Teresa “Marites” G. Africa, Philippines
  • Thida C. Khus, SILAKA*, Cambodia
  • Tint Swe, Exicled member of the Burmese Parliament
  • UN Ambassador Anwarul Karim Chowdhury, Bangladesh
    "Your initiative for the Nonviolent Peaceforce has the potential of contributing to the United Nations Decade for a Culture of Peace in a big way."
  • Ven. Yos Hut Khemacaro, Fondation Bouddhique Khmere, Wat Langka, Phnom Penh
  • Volunteer Community Organisation, Mony Hunnhian, Cambodia
  • Walden Bello, Focus on Global South, Bangkok
  • Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan, SE Asia Regional Coordinator, Nonviolence International, Siam
  • Young Kim, Peace Active Artists International, The Republic of Korea
  • Youth Approach for Development and Cooperation, Bangladesh
  • Youth Resource Development Program, Chea Muoy Kry, Director, Cambodia
  • Marion Hancock, Peace Foundation, Aukland, New Zealand
  • The Conflict Resolution Network
  • World Healing Day, Bill Douglas, Founder

* Organization is listed for reference purposes only.

European

  • Alain Richard, O.F.M., Pace Bene, France
  • Albanian Family Planning Association, Valentina Leskaj
  • Alberto l'Abate, Berretti Bionchi,* Italy
  • Arno Truger, Austrian Center for Study of Peace and Conflict Resolution,
  • Beate Roggenbuck, German section Helsinki Citizens Assembly
  • Center for Nonviolent Conflict Management, Brugge, Belgium
  • Centro Francescano Internazionale Per Il Dialogo (CEFID), Fr. Maximmilian Mizzi,
  • Civilian Peace Teams, The Netherlands (BVTN)
  • Dirk Boberg. UN Volunteers*
  • Ernst Guelcher, Disarmament Advisor to the European Parliament for Green Party
  • Eva Quistorp, Co-founder, Women for Peace, Germany
  • Francesco Tullio, Presdient of Centro Studi Difesa Civile in Italy*
  • Francis Martin O'Donnell, Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Sovereign Military Order of Malta to the Slovak Republic and former Resident Coordinator of the United Nations systems in both Ukraine and Serbia-Montenegro.
  • Friedensbuero, Salzburg, Austria
  • Gajo Sekulic, Alternative Peace Initiative, Sarajevo, Bosnia
  • Gender Project for Bulgaria Foundation
  • Heide Schuetz, Chair, Women's Network for Peace, Germany
  • Helga Kandt, Women in Black "Frauen in Schwarz"Germany
  • Helga Tempel, Chair of the Forum Civil Peace Services,* Germany
  • Janne Poort - van Eeden, Coordinator, European Network for Civil Peace Services
  • John O'Donahue, Irish philosopher and best selling author: "The people who are on the front lines for Nonviolent Peaceforce are there on behalf of our best selves. This is an action not costing less than everything. If we lost these people on the front lines, life would become a devouring feast. Part of what makes tragedy bearable is the beauty that comes forth-that's NP."
  • Jon McCourt, member, Management Committee, Peace and Reconciliation Commission,* Derry, Northern Ireland
  • Kevin Clements, Executive Director, International Alert, London, England*
  • Konrad Tempel, Chair of the Federation for Social Defense,*Germany
  • Lennart Parknas, Psychologists Against Nuclear Arms, For Peace & Ecological Balance, Sweden
  • Mai Britt Theorin, Stockholm, Member of European Parliament
  • Moeders voor vrede-Mothers for Peace, Jennie Vanlerberghe, President
  • Non-Violence XXI
  • OFM Conv. Delegate General for Ecumenism and for Interreligious Dialogue
  • Pat Patfoort, Trainer, Belgium
  • Peace Studies Belgrade, Tijana Mirovic
  • Rose Fernando, Franciscan Missionaries of Mary, Rome
  • Tatiana Markina, Project Co-ordinator, Centre for Conflict Management, Kazahhstan
  • Ted Herman, Consultant, Balkan Peace Studies Center, Skopje, Macedonia
  • The Iona Community, Scotland
  • Ueli Wildberger, Forum fuer Friedenserziehung, Switzerland
  • Ulrich Frey, Germany
  • VjekoslavSaje, Centre for Religious Dialogue, Bosnia

* Organization is listed for reference purposes only.

Americas

  • Alvaro Ramirez Durini, Ecuador
  • Canadian Peace Alliance
  • Carl Stieren, Former Coordinator, Canadian Friends Service Committee*
  • Centre de Ressources Sur La Non-Violence, Montreal, Canada
  • Claudia Samayoa, Fundacion Rigoberta Menchu Tum, Guatemala
  • Coalition for Global Solidarity and Social Development
  • Eric Abitbol, Director, Peacemedia, Canada
  • Exeiu Olivez Lereuz, and Ariela Peralta Serpaj-Al, Uruguay
  • Freedom Quest International, Alberta, Canada
  • Jane Corz-Ellaydi, Hamilton, Ontario
  • Joseph F. Sullivan OFM Executive Director, Franciscan Office for Latin America
  • Justin Trudeau, Member of Parliament, Canada
  • Maria Delgado, SIPAZ International Outreach Coordinator, Uruguay
  • Mitchell Gold, International Association of Educators for World Peace, Toronto, Canada
  • Mossallanejad, Canadian Centre for Victims of Torture*
  • Ottawa Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Canada
  • Phil McManus, Chair, SIPAZ (Servicio Internacional para la Paz) Chiapas, Mexico
  • Prairie Monthly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends, Canada
  • Rafael Landereche, San Bartholome Human Rights Center, Chiapas, Mexico
  • SERPAJ, Servicio, Paz y Justicia, Mexico
  • SIPAZ Servicio Internacional para la Paz (International office, Santa Cruz, Ca.)
  • Voice of Women for Peace, Canada
  • Women for Women in Afghanistan, Canada
  • Yolanda Araya Jara, Atecama Serpaj-Al, Costa Rica

* Organization is listed for reference purposes only.

International

  • Charles Radcliffe, Vice-Persident, International Crisis Group, Belgium *
  • Coalition for Global Solidarity and Social Development, Kai Frithjof Brand Jacobsen
  • Colin Archer, International Peace Bureau, Geneva
  • David Adams, Retired Director, UN International Year for the Culture of Peace
  • Franciscan Friars, Justice Peace and Integrity of Creation International Council
  • General Administration of the Marist Sisters
  • Hague Appeal for Peace
  • Hans Sinn, Co-Founder, Peace Brigades International *
  • Howard Wilson, Curative/Preventive Development Specialist, UN Volunteers *
  • ICL/Praxis for Peace, Kai Frithjof Brand-Jacobsen, Director and Satyagrahi
  • International Fellowship of Reconcilliation
  • Jane Higgins, International Youth Parliament 2000 *
  • Mennonite Central Committee International
  • Michael Beer, Nonviolence International
  • Muslim Peace Fellowship
  • Peter Ruhe, Founder-Chairperson, GandhiServe Foundation
  • Rosalie Bertell, President International Institute of Concern for Public Health *
  • SHALOM, School Sisters of Notre Dame, International Network for Justice, Integrity of Creation, Rome and M. Margrit Hopfler, Representative of the European Branch of SHALOM
  • Tim Wallis, formerly of Brigades International *
  • United Nations of Youth, Maria Kooijman Director
  • World Movement for Nonviolence, New York (Bawa Jain)

* Organization is listed for reference purposes only.

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