World Peace Council (WPC)

Conseil mondial de la paix (CMP)
Consejo Mundial de la Paz (CMP)
Weltfriedensrat (WFR)
Vsemirnyj Sovet Mira (VSM)

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History

22 Nov 1950, Warsaw (Poland), at 2nd World Peace Congress, in succession to World Committee of the World Congress of the Partisans of Peace, set up Apr 1949, Prague (Czechoslovakia), at 1st World Congress of Defenders of Peace (also held simultaneously in Paris), following initiatives Aug 1948, Wroclaw (Poland) of 1st World Congress of Intellectuals in Defence of Peace.

Aims

Promote: prohibition of all weapons of mass destruction and ending of the arms drive; abolition of foreign military bases; total and universal disarmament under effective international control; elimination of all forms of colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, sexism and other forms of discrimination; respect for the right of peoples to sovereignty and independence, essential for the establishment of peace; respect for the territorial integrity of states; non-interference in the internal affairs of nations; establishment of mutually beneficial trade and cultural relations based on friendship and mutual respect; peaceful co-existence between states with different political systems; negotiations instead of use of force in the settlement of differences between nations.

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Activities

Initiates or cooperates in activities to eliminate nuclear, chemical and biological weapons and to reduce conventional arms. Launches campaigns for solution of global problems. Acts for: dissolution of military blocs and pacts; dismantling of military bases and withdrawal of foreign troops; social and economic development, establishment of a new international economic order and a just solution of the problem of foreign debt; recognition of every nation's freedom of choice; establishment of a new international information and communication order; support of liberation movements; settlement of regional conflicts on the basis of respect for peoples' right to self determination.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Financing

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Consultative Status

United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Ros C); United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) (Consultative Status); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) (General Category).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 1 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 21 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 137 countries
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Type I Classification

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

C3502

Last News Received

2019
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