Global Peace Foundation

Organization's name: Global Peace Foundation
Organization's acronym: GPF
Former Name(s): Global Peace Festival Foundation
Headquarters address  
Address: 9320 Annapolis Rd, Suite 100
Lanham, Maryland 20706

United States of America
Phone: +1 (540) 220 8841
Fax: +1 (240) 667-1709
Email: Partnerships@globalpeace.org
Web site: www.globalpeace.org
Organization type: Non-governmental organization
Languages:
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Chinese
  • English
  • Korean

Activities

Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:
Economic and Social:
  • Volunteerism
  • Women
  • Youth

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Education and training of women
  • Trafficking in women and girls
  • Women and health

Social Development:
  • Conflict
  • Employment
  • Youth

Sustainable Development:
  • Capacity-building
  • Education
  • Forests
  • Freshwater
  • Partnerships

Peace and Development in Africa:
  • Peace in Africa

Conflict Resolution in Africa:
  • Conflicts Resolution
Geographic scope: International
Country of activity:
  • Nigeria
  • Republic of Korea
  • Uganda
  • Japan
  • India
  • Nepal
  • Brazil
  • Mongolia
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Philippines
  • Paraguay
  • United States of America
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Kenya
  • Ireland
Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
Mission statement:
Year established (YYYY): 2009
Year of registration (YYYY): 2009
Organizational structure: GPF is governed by a board of directors pursuant to its by-laws. Each national Chapter is governed by its own independent board of directors. The board of the international organization is advised by a Global Leadership Council (GLC) representing diverse constituencies and continental geographic regions where GPF is registered. GLC members and chapter leadership give further voice in periodic meetings enlisting inputs from 18 GPF national chapters from the world of civil society, business responsibility, interfaith, academia, women and other sectors. Please see the GPF Annual Report for more details: http://www.globalpeace.org/global-peace-foundation-2014-annual-report
Number and type of members: The international and the national chapters do not have a membership base as would be typical of associations or societies. However GPF has over 500 partners (including government ministries and departments, foundations, corporations, and civil society organizations, universities, schools, and education associations) as of 2014.
Affiliation with NGO networks: US and Global Partner Relationship with over 200 NGOS including: Institute for Sustained Dialogue, Service for Peace, Civic Enterprises, Center for Strategic and International Studies, International Center for Religion and Diplomacy. See GPF Annual Report
Funding structure:
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Donations and grants from domestic sources
  • Foreign and international grants

Additional Information

Sustainable Development

Major group affiliation:
  • Indigenous people
  • Children and youth
  • Local authorities
  • Women
  • Non-governmental organization
Involvement in UN Partnerships: Yes
If yes, explain in detail: GPF has partnered with the following UN agencies: --In 2013: UN Office in Nairobi, UN Environment Program, and UN HABITAT. --In 2014, GPF has partnered with: UN HABITAT, UN ESCAP, UNESCO, UN Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, UN Mission of Paraguay to the OAS, UN Permanent Mission of Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay
Affiliation with other organizations: GPF has over 500 partners (including government ministries and departments, foundations, corporations, civil society organizations, universities, schools, and education associations) as of 2014, please see link: http://www.globalpeace.org/global-peace-foundation-2014-annual-report (go to page 49 of PDF). Some examples are: Center for Strategic International Studies, U.S. Peace Corps, IBM, Intel Corporation, Safaricom Foundation, Fordham University, Points of Light, Nike, Red Cross Indonesia, World Bank Group Youth to Youth, ASEAN entities, , International Center for Religion and Diplomacy (Director Douglas Johnston is a member of GPF’s Global Leadership Council) and many others cited in the annual report.
Publications: Global Peace Foundation Annual Report, published every year
Statements or documents submitted
Commission on Sustainable Development:
N/A

Social Development

Affiliation with other organizations: United Nation Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, World Bank Group Youth to Youth, Ministry of Youth and Sports (Nepal and Indonesia), Kenya Institute of Policy and Research Analysis, Brookings Africa Growth Initiative, National Steering Committee on Peacebuilding and Conflict Management (Kenya), Department of Social Welfare and Development (Philippines), Singapore National Youth Council, Ministry of Ethics and Integrity (Uganda), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Regions II, III, IV, V, and VI, UN Permanent Mission of Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Guatemala, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Netherlands, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Uruguay, and more. Please see link for complete list: http://www.globalpeace.org/global-peace-foundation-2014-annual-report (go to page 49 of PDF).
Publications: Global Peace Foundation Annual Report (published every year)
Purpose of the organization: The Global Peace Foundation (GPF) is an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, nonprofit organization, which promotes an innovative, values-based approach to peace-building which includes comprehensive community-based development, youth leadership and civil society capacity building. Based on recognition of the importance of youth and women in social development, GPF and its partners promote a wide range of community-based initiatives that tap the creativity of the human spirit and the transformative power of service in development. These efforts include a significant focus on social entrepreneurship and community based development as effective approaches to addressing critical social issues. Service initiatives engage volunteers from all racial and religious backgrounds to forge bonds of trust and good will, and support environmental restoration and community-based development, designed to further the realization of the UN MDGs and Sustainable Development Goals.
Activities relevant to the conference of States Parties to the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: N/A
Confirmation of the activities of the organization at the regional, national or international level: Global Peace Foundation has advanced innovative approaches to address persistent problems of social conflict and underdevelopment furthering the UN MDG and post-2015 SDG development agenda through 5 divisions: Global Peace Education, Global Peace Youth, Global Peace Women, Global Peace Development, and Global Peace Interfaith. Each division has programs, grassroots projects, advocacy campaigns, and/or conferences that advance the aims of the organization and core UN objectives in combating poverty, promoting empowerment of youth and women and achieving greater social integration.
A list of members of the governing body of the organization, and their countries of nationality: 1.Dr. Hyun Jin Preston Moon, Chairman (US) 2.Mr. Shunichiro Yoshida (US) 3.Dr. Charles Phillips (US) 4.Mr. Jinman Kwak (US)
Description of the membership of the organization, indicating the total number of members: The international and the national chapters do not have a membership base as would be typical of associations or societies. However we do have over 500 partners (including government ministries and departments, foundations, corporations, and civil society organizations, universities, schools, and education associations) as of 2014.

Advancement of Women

Affiliation with other organizations: Global Peace Women, OmniMed, The Cookstove Project, Safe Haven Campaign
Publications: Global Peace Foundation Annual Report, Global Peace Women department report 2014
Statements or documents submitted
to the Commission on the Status of Women:
N/A
Statements or documents submitted
to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women:
N/A

Forests

Major group affiliation: Non-governmental Orgnizations
Affiliation with other organizations: Ministry of Environment, Water, and Natural Resouces Kenya Kijabe Environment Volunteers (KENVO) Kenya UN Volunteers East Africa Peace Service Corps (EAPSC)
Affiliation with UN bodies: UN Environment Program (2012) UN HQ in Nairobi, Kenya (2013) UN Habitat in Kenya (2013, 2014)
Publications: N/A
Statements or documents submitted
to the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF):
N/A
UNFF newsletter Yes

Public Administration and Development Management

Involvement in Public Administration: N/A
Publications: N/A

Informal regional network of NGOs

UN-NGO-IRENE Newsletter: Yes