The United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
The United States Institute of Peace 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. To reduce future crises and the need for costly interventions, USIP works with governments and civil societies to build local capacities to manage conflict peacefully. The Institute pursues its mission by linking research, policy, training, analysis and direct action to support those who are working to build a more peaceful, inclusive world.
What USIP Does
- Serves as a nonpartisan government partner and trusted intermediary among foreign governments, civil society, and U.S. government officials.
- Works in conflict zones at the community level and with national and regional governments, with a focus on connecting top-down and bottom-up initiatives.
- Applies research through training, education, policy recommendations, and application of best practices.
- Partners with stakeholders around the world to research, support, and advance strategies to prevent, mitigate, and resolve violent conflict.
- Draws on its exceptional convening power to bring together diverse audiences to exchange knowledge and ideas necessary for developing solutions to the most pressing peace and security challenges.
USIP Key Issue Areas
In working to prevent and reduce violent conflict, the U.S. Institute of Peace combines research, analysis and field experience to strengthen the capacity of policymakers and other professionals to respond on some of the most critical global challenges of the 21st Century. Some of the Key Issue Areas are:
- Conflict Analysis and Prevention
- Fragility and Resilience
- Global Health
- Violent Extremism
- Democracy and Governance
- Economics and Environment
- and more
USIP Regions and Countries
The U.S. Institute of Peace operates on the ground in some of the world’s most dangerous places to provide training, guidance, resources and analysis for those working to prevent or reduce violent conflict. USIP is active in 52 countries and has staff in 18 of those, including Afghanistan and Iraq. Venezuela, Burma, Central African Republic, Sudan, Nigeria, North Korea, Ukraine, and Nicaragua are some of the target program countries.
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