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The Case for Peacebuilding

Why does peacebuilding work? Unlike other strategies, peacebuilding addresses the root causes of violence and strengthens communities.


schools worldwide that offer a master’s degree in peace and conflict studies

$623 million

in programs allocated by the UN Peacebuilding Fund since 2006

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We must come to see that the end we seek is a society at peace with itself, a society that can live with its conscience.
— Martin Luther King, Jr.


Twitter mentions of “peacebuilding” in 2018


Pieces of proposed US legislation since 2001 that have featured “peacebuilding”