Prevention Up Front Alliance

At the heart of any peaceful country is a vibrant civil society empowered to engage decision-makers, influence policy and effect change.

The Prevention Up Front Alliance strengthens the capacity of civil society organisations to advocate for conflict prevention. We do this around the world by supporting our member organisations in their advocacy for locally-grounded and inclusive approaches. This is an alliance between the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict and the World Federalist Movement-Institute for Global Policy, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands.

In 2015, the Netherlands' Ministry of Foreign Affairs entered into strategic partnerships with 25 alliances as part of its new "Dialogue and Dissent" program for the period 2016-2020. 

This Alliance brings together GPPAC's network and the two networks coordinated by WFM-IGP: the Coalition of the International Criminal Court (CICC) and the International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP).

Prevention Up Front has 3 main programmatic focuses:

  1. Capacity Development, focusing on strengthening the capacities of the partnership's network members for lobby and advocacy contributing to locally grounded and inclusive conflict prevention mechanisms and practices, and help the Netherlands government to effectively support these processes. 
  2. Norms and Policy Framework, strengthening the effective implementation of agreed norms and policy frameworks for conflict prevention through lobby and advocacy. The alliance will focus on four specific norms and frameworks: the UN Human Security Framework; the Responsibility to Protect (RtoP); the UNSCR 1325 framework on women, peace and security; and the post-2015 development agenda, specifically elements pertaining to peaceful societies, justice, good governance and gender equality. 
  3. Institutions, strengthening the international peace and justice system to prevent and end impunity for crimes occurring in conflict and post-conflict situations, with specific focus on the UN's Peacebuilding architecture; the Rome Statute system and the International Criminal Court  (ICC); and, Regional International Governmental Organisations (RIGOs).

Priority regions for the Alliance will include Eastern Africa/ Great Lakes Region; Western Africa; Middle East and Northern Africa; Europe; Southeast Asia as well as institutional headquarters in New York, Geneva, The Hague, and Addis Ababa.