Ongoing and devastating conflicts throughout the world continue to highlight the need for the establishment of an effective long-term solution in the shape of a comprehensive system of global security. Saving future generations from cruel and phantom scourge of war is the promise of the UN Charter. The original and continuing purpose of WFM-IGP is to transfer the Charter and the UN into a democratic legal order capable of doing just that; preventing war and enforcing peace. WFM-IGP advocates a constellation of reform processes of the UN, the Security Council, the UN General Assembly and a strengthening of the regional organizations' capacities to maintain and enforce peace and justice. WFM-IGP continues its efforts in areas that could lead to preventing future conflicts in the aspiration of creating lasting peace. WFM-IGP is dedicated to ensuring the safety of civilians throughout the world and mobilizing the international community to respond to all threats to their security.
The cornerstone of WFM-IGP's program to prevent conflict and protect civilians is the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect. The Responsibility to Protect is an international security and human rights norm to address the international community’s failure to prevent and stop genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. WFM-IGP's program, the International Colaition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP) brings together NGOs from all regions of the world to strengthen normative consensus for RtoP, further the understanding of the norm, push for strengthened capacities to prevent and halt genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity and mobilize NGOs to push for action to save lives in RtoP country-specific situations.
Human security has become a measure of global security, placing individual security as a cornerstone of priorities for many governments. WFM-IGP advocates for multilateral efforts in compliance with international humanitarian law and human rights in order to end the scourge of terrorism. WFM-IGP supports the common understanding of Human Security worldwide and the efforts to expand collaboration on the complex and interrelated threats the world faces today.
As a member of the International Steering Group of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC), WFM-IGP liaisons with the relevant UN agencies to build support and open channels of cooperation for interaction between civil society groups, the UN, regional organizations and governments on conflict prevention.
WFM-IGP's Together for a Better Peace project advocates for improved peacebuilding policy and practice by supporting meaningful engagement between civil society and the UN Peacebuilding Commission. We believe that civil society is a key stakeholder in peacebuilding. Whether as implementing partners in humanitarian and development programs or advocates for human rights and the rule of law, NGOs represent an essential cross-section of society as the primary agents and beneficiaries of peace.