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Liberal Convention Passes Motion Calling for Governmental Institution for Peace

added April 6th, 2014

We are very encouraged by the passage of the following motion at the 2014 Liberal National Convention (held February 20–23):

BE IT RESOLVED that the Liberal Party of Canada urge the next Liberal government of Canada to establish a governmental institution for peace with a mandate that includes the creation of a permanent Canadian Civilian Service of professionally trained men and women working for (i) the prevention of violent conflict and war, and (ii) the non-violent resolution of conflict at every level of society, both within Canada and overseas, through such means as:

  • detection of early warning signs
  • structured mediation
  • non-violent intervention
  • protection of human rights
  • humanitarian and development assistance
  • citizen diplomacy