Making the Case for Peace


In late 2016, the heads of 13 peacebuilding organizations gathered, concerned at the shift away from peaceful approaches in a moment when more countries were experiencing violent conflict than at any time in nearly 30 years. They came away convinced to make the case for peace.

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Our First Campaign

For 40 years, peacebuilding has existed as a field—but not a word in the dictionary. The Global Peacebuilding Coalition changed this situation last fall by leading a digital campaign to see “peacebuilding” added to the world’s leading dictionaries. In response, Cambridge, HarperCollins, and Macmillan publishers all agreed to add “peacebuilding” to their English-language dictionaries, with a global unveiling staged on September 21, the International Day of Peace.