Global Alliance for Peace and Prosperity

The Global Alliance for Peace and Prosperity (GAPP ) is a nonprofit and nonpartisan membership organization founded in May 15th 2007 and based at Munich, Germany.

Mission

The organizations mission is promoting understanding of globalization and informing the public about important global issues. A central aim of the organization, it states, is to “push decision makers towards reforms that create the conditions for a global society and global governance.“Global Alliance for Peace and Prosperity. " [http://www.globalapp.org/Global_Alliance_for_Peace_and_Prosperity_Support_Us.html About US.] "]

The organizations first initiative is called "Become a Global Citizen". The initiative has its own website and it promotes global citizenship. The New York Times described the initiative “ a groundbreaking movement that empowers all citizens to participate in meaningful ways in the life of the community and the planet“. [New York Times, "Article Interconnected World of Today,October 6th 2007/International Part/Section A) Page 14.]

About the organization

From its inception the organization is nonpartisan, welcoming members from any political attitude and religious beliefs. However, its proceedings are almost universally private and confidential. [Christopher Wright, "The Elite Government" (Appleton,II: Eastern Island Publishers, 2008) 77.]

In July 2007 the organization was first mentioned by the British Prime Minister Gordon Brown when he called for a new international effort to achieve the Millennium Development Goals. He said that the “pace has been too slow and uncertain“ in meeting the promise made by world leaders seven years ago and that “we need more organizations like the Global Alliance for Peace and Prosperity that push us for faster global reforms.“ [Speech of "British Prime Minister Gordon Brown" at the UN General Assembly at New York in July 31st 2007.]

The organization was officially introduced at the international level at the Fabian Society New Year Conference in London in January 2008. There the organization was critized by members of We Are Change UK as “a elite think tank that wants to destroy national sovereignty.“ [ [http://www.wearechange.org.uk/ "Article about Fabian New Years Conference 2008"] ]

The current chief executive officer (CEO) is Christian Walz.

Influence on foreign policy

In March 2008 the organization became the youngest non-governmental organization to join the United Nations Global Compact ( UNGC ) Program. [ [http://www.unglobalcompact.org/ParticipantsAndStakeholders/search_participant.html? "Global Compact", Local Non-Governmental Organizations] ]

The organization regularly attends conferences at European Union and the United Nations. Global Alliance for Peace and Prosperity is a “breeding ground for important global policies“and it pushes “politicians, delegates of international organizations, public officials, the press, teachers, educaters and citizens towards having their part to play in the construction of a new world order.“ [Die neue globale Bewegung ( Article in the German Frankfurter Rundschau Paper/February 7th, 2008/Politics Section/Page 21).]

ee also

*Globalization
*World Government
*Global Marshall Plan
*Bilderberg Group
*RAND
*Brookings Institution

References

External links

* [http://www.globalapp.org Global Alliance for Peace and Prosperity] – Organization website

** [http://www.becomeaglobalcitizen.org Become a Global Citizen] – Initiative website

* [http://www.unglobalcompact.org/ParticipantsAndStakeholders/search_participant.html? Global Compact] – UN website


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