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Founded 1981, with the title Generals for Peace and Disarmament (GPD), as a small group of retired senior officers from NATO countries who questioned the wisdom of NATO defence strategy depending on the nuclear deterrent. In 1989, the retired generals and admirals of NATO and Warsaw Treaty Organization merged into a single group. Adopted new title Worldwide Consultative Association of Retired Generals and Admirals (WCARGA) in 1990, on expanding constituency to include non-European countries and constitution of a new modus operandi based on a global consultancy association. Has in the past also been referred to as Retired Generals and Admirals for Peace and Disarmament, as Worldwide Association of Retired Generals and Admirals and as International Consultative Association of Retired Generals and Admirals.


Use the skills and experience of senior retired military personnel to strengthen initiatives for conflict prevention, conflict resolution and peace building; disseminate information on these initiatives as widely as possible.


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A forum acting as a pressure group directing recommendations to decision-makers.


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UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 16: Peace and Justice Strong Institutions



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