Our co-founders launched the Appeal of the Nobel Peace Laureates Foundation with the support of the five founding laureates—Nelson Mandela, F.W. de Klerk, Desmond Tutu, Mairead Maguire and Adolfo Perez Esquivel—as a platform to promote the ideals of the Appeal. Our earliest initiatives focused on non-violence education with local partners in Sweden, the Balkans, South Africa and the United States.
Today we are known as the Peace Appeal.
OUR SHARED VALUES
“If we want to reap the harvest of peace and justice in the future, we will have to sow seeds of nonviolence, here and now, in the present.”
“Transformative dialogue requires moral imagination, an openness to the possibility of reaching out beyond the self to the other.”
UBUNTU(Humanity Toward Others)
“Ubuntu—the profound sense that we are human only through the humanity of others; if we are to accomplish anything in this life it will in equal measure be due to the work and achievements of others.”
WELLBEING OF CHILDREN
“…It is the innocent—and particularly the children—who are the main victims of conflicts… They deserve peace…”
“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
RESTORATION OFHUMAN DIGNITY
“Every peace process requires, as an essential ingredient, the restoration of dignity and fundamental rights.”