Global Peace is engineered by the African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD).
The vision of Global Peace is to be a catalyst for collaborative efforts that create social compacts between governments, multi-lateral agencies, the private sector and civil society; towards generating innovative solutions to ongoing challenges to peace and development. Working through young people across the world and key stakeholders, Global Peace will become an ecosystem for Ideas, Innovators, Influencers, Investors and Implementers to find practical solutions to global challenges enhancing conflict prevention and strengthening the global multi-lateral system.
Global Peace, an initiative of ACCORD, is coordinated by a Secretariat based in Durban, South Africa. ACCORD is a civil society institution with 28 years of experience working closely with the United Nations (UN), African Union (AU) and Regional Economic Communities (RECs) to mitigate conflict. ACCORD has influenced policy, trained over 20 000 individuals in Africa, and assisted in the mediation of almost all of Africa’s protracted conflicts. In continuing our work to mitigate conflicts in Africa, ACCORD’s experience reflects that peace is not merely the absence of war, but it is also the absence of poverty, unemployment, and inequality.