CDIL engages in collaborative work and dialogue with a variety of peace organizations, including the following:
HAP - The Hague Appeal for Peace is an international network of organizations and individuals dedicated to the abolition of war and making peace a human right. The Global Campaign for Peace Education was launched at the Hague Appeal for Peace conference in May 1999. After the conference, Hague Appeal for Peace took the responsibility of coordinating the Campaign
CURE - The Center for UN Reform Education is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit policy research organization. Founded in 1978, the mission of the Center is to encourage, generate and sustain discussion of various specific proposals to reform and restructure the United Nations through its website; its monographs, papers and books; and its fora and conferences.
The Center for UN Reform Education was founded in 1978 following a conference on UN reform at Villanova University. Over the last 30 years the Center has filled an important gap in the UN community by publishing cutting edge research on mid-term and long-term proposals on the reform of the United Nations system.
WFM-IGP - Founded in 1947, the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization committed to the realization of global peace and justice through the development of democratic institutions and the application of international law.
WFM-IGP includes a comprehensive set of programs that work to protect civilians from the threat of genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity; facilitate transparency in governance; increase access to justice; and promote the application of the rule of law. We work in partnership with the United Nations, governments, and other international and regional institutions around the globe—as well as with thousands of committed individuals and world leaders—to advance a mission of peace, prosperity, and security for all.
CICC - The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) includes 2,500 civil society organizations in 150 different countries working in partnership to strengthen international cooperation with the ICC; ensure that the Court is fair, effective and independent; make justice both visible and universal; and advance stronger national laws that deliver justice to victims of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide.
Better Peace -Together for a Better Peace is a project of the World Federalist Movement - Institute for Global Policy (WFM-IGP), a research and policy institute co-based in New York and The Hague. The project brings together peacebuilders from around the world to support, monitor and contribute to the work of the UN Peacebuilding Commission. We advocate for effective and transparent processes to identify and achieve peacebuilding goals through the PBC. We also serve as the UN liaison for the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) by closely monitoring developments related to the PBC and offering strategies for including civil society perspectives in peacebuilding policy and practice. Together, we are building a better peace.
Our goals are to:
• Establish a civil society constituency to assist the PBC in developing better peacebuilding policy and practice
• Build the capacity of civil society organizations to contribute to the work of the PBC
• Support the development of effective and transparent PBC processes in countries on the agenda and at the UN.
Better Peace Project
The NGO Working Group on the Security Council brings together about thirty five major NGOs for an annual series of meetings with Council ambassadors and high-level UN officials. Since 1997, the NGO Working Group has provided this unique platform for NGOs to access the UN Security Council. As the Security Council's decisions affect nearly all NGO constituencies - including human rights, humanitarian relief, disarmament, governance, and the concerns of women and children - the Working Group works to maintain a diverse membership. Due in part to the diversity of its membership, the NGO Working Group as a whole does not undertake specific advocacy positions, but rather provides a forum for NGOs and members of the Security Council to come together to exchange information and build relationships for bilateral advocacy.
The Campaign for the Establishment of a United Nations Parliamentary Assembly (UNPA) is a global network of parliamentarians and non-governmental organizations advocating citizen's representation at the United Nations.
At the Campaign's launch in April 2007 at more than one dozen events on five continents an international "Appeal for the Establishment of a UN Parliamentary Assembly" was published. In April 2009 the Campaign issued a "Call for Global Democratic Oversight of International Financial and Economic Institutions". The Campaign's statements are supported by individuals from 156 countries, among them 755 members of parliament, and 389 NGOs from all around the world. Five international conferences have taken place so far,
The Campaign's objectives
- To make the UNPA proposal visible in political debates and the media
- To facilitate the creation of national and local networks of individuals, non-governmental organizations and parliamentarians advocating a UNPA in their sphere of influence
- To establish a global multi-stakeholder coalition which unites parliamentary and civil society efforts for a U.N. Parliamentary Assembly
- To facilitate contacts and debates with potentially like-minded parliaments and governments