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
Web site:

Organization type: Non-governmental organization
  • Korean
  • Japanese
  • Chinese
  • Spanish
  • English

Contacts & Participation:

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John Dickson Others
David Caprara Designation
David Caprara Others , Head of Organization , Application
Alan Inman Designation
James Flynn Designation
John Dickson Designation , Committee on NGOs Representative , Sustainable Development (primary)
Richard Lee Committee on NGOs Representative


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:
  • Paraguay
  • Kenya
  • Ireland
  • Malaysia
  • Nepal
  • Mongolia
  • Philippines
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Brazil
  • Republic of Korea
  • United States of America
  • Uganda
  • Nigeria
  • Japan
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:
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:
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Fundraising campaigns
  • 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
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Commission on Sustainable Development:
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Social Development

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Activities relevant to the conference of States Parties to the convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities:
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Advancement of Women

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to the Commission on the Status of Women:
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to the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women:


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to the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF):
UNFF newsletter

UN Public Administration Network (UNPAN)

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Informal regional network of NGOs

UN-NGO-IRENE Newsletter:

Main Objective

Special Event / Application for Consultative Status with ECOSOC
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