September 21 is the International Day of Peace

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It is all about inspiring a day of action on September 21, focused on building peace through real-life activities.

Where We Work

USIP works in 51 countries facing warfare and extremism, from Iraq and Afghanistan to Burma and Nigeria. On any given day, our staff work with partners in prime ministers’ offices and parliaments—and in refugee camps and community centers—building peaceful solutions to bloodshed.

Where We Work

What We Do

USIP is a national, nonpartisan, independent institute, founded by Congress and dedicated to the proposition that a world without violent conflict is possible, practical, and essential for U.S. and global security. In conflict zones abroad, the Institute works with local partners to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict.

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Men walk home as the sun sets over Budogam village, in the Tulail Valley in India, in the state of Kashmir. (Michael Benanav/The New York Times)


RESOLVE 2019 Global Forum

Wednesday, September 18 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

The annual RESOLVE Global Forum will bring together top scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to reflect on past efforts, explore prevailing myths, and discuss strategies to recalibrate the way forward in addressing violent extremism.