The GDAMS initiative was co-founded in 2011 by the International Peace Bureau and the Institute for Policy Studies. It is currently coordinated by the IPB, and our US partner for the 2013 edition is Peace Action.

The International Peace Bureau (IPB) is dedicated to the vision of a World Without War. We are a Nobel Peace Laureate (1910); over the years, 13 of our officers have been recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize. Our 320 member organisations in 70 countries, together with individual members from a global network, bring together expertise and campaigning experience in a common cause. Our current main programme centres on Sustainable Disarmament for Sustainable Development.

The Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) is a community of public scholars and organizers linking peace, justice, and the environment in the U.S. and globally. We work with social movements to promote true democracy and challenge concentrated wealth, corporate influence, and military power. As Washington’s first progressive multi-issue think tank, the IPS has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for over four decades.

Peace Action is the USA’s largest grassroots peace network with chapters and affiliates in states across the country. We organize our network to place pressure on Congress and the Administration through write-in campaigns, Internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action. Through a close relationship with progressive members of Congress, we play a key role in devising strategies to move forward peace legislation. As a leading member of various coalitions, we lend our expertise and large network to achieving common goals.


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Peace Movement Aotearoa: -40.973677, 175.015640
Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice: 43.784440, -88.787868
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Peace Movement Aotearoa
New Zealand
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Wisconsin Network for Peace and Justice
Wisconsin, USA