War Resisters' International (WRI)

Internationale des résistants/résistantes à la guerre (IRG)
Internacional de Resistentes a la Guerra (IRG)
Internationale der Kriegsdienstgegner/innen/ (IdK)
Internationale van Oorlogstegenstanders (IOT)
Internacio de Militgerezistantoj

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1921, Netherlands, with the name of Paco. Movement reorganized and Headquarters moved to UK in 1923, when present name was adopted. Constitution revised: 1957, 1960, 1963, 1969, 1972, 1982, 1991, 2002.


Help pacifists and their national organizations wage the nonviolent struggle for peace on a world scale; encourage creation of new peace organizations in countries where none exist; help conscientious objectors legally, financially and in other ways; provide an information service for dissemination of news about peace and social change activities everywhere; work for disarmament and abolition of conscription; provide a link among peace organizations and persons sincerely wishing (and working) for the abolition of war; promote nonviolence as an instrument of social change.

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Works for legal recognition of conscientious objection to military service and the abolition of conscription. Organizes: training sessions in nonviolent direct action; protest and demonstrations against the arms race, militarism, military service. Established 'International Prisoners for Peace Day', organized each 1st December. Coordinates 'International Conscientious Objectors' Day', each 15th May.


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Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with 3 non-governmental organizations.
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Members in 57 countries
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Subjects *

  • Defence
    • War
    • Resistance
  • International Relations
    • Disarmament
  • Idealism
    • Idealism

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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