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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URL: http://www.wpc-in.org/

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Founded

1950-11-22 Warsaw Poland

History

22 Nov 1950, Warsaw (Poland), at 2nd World Peace Congress, in succession to H-XH8212 - 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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Structure

General Assembly (every 3 years, always in Athens, Greece) elects President and Executive Committee; Regional Conferences; Executive Committee appoints Executive Secretary and Treasurer; Standing Committee; Liaison Office.

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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions

UIA Org ID

XC3502

Last News

2019

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