Call to establish and join International Peace and Development Alliance
Since the end of the Second World War, the world has not witnessed a threat to the values of peace and human rights such as the threat it is witnessing now, as ethnic and sectarian conflicts expand, extremism grows, terrorism, organized crime and violence expand, the foundations for the peaceful and democratic transfer of power in different regions of the world are disrupted, and standards of justice and fairness are absent. And despite the UN system’s attempts to adopt strategies and plans with the aim of promoting peace and achieving sustainable development in all its dimensions in accordance with the goals of the United Nations, most of these attempts do not reach their goal for various political, human, social and cultural reasons.
From here, and based on their moral responsibility as independent and voluntary organizations, civil society organizations in various regions of the world have an obligation to contribute to the achievement of peace and development and to reconsider the human rights values agreed upon by the world since 1948 and included in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and then expressed them in detail. The package of human rights conventions and covenants adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in succession to try to develop a legal framework that guarantees the commitment of states, governments and various groups to respect basic rights and public freedoms and to consolidate the foundations of coexistence between peoples, groups and individuals, as well as what is included in the United Nations goals of sustainable development
Therefore, Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights calls for the establishment of International Peace and Development Alliance “To act as a coalition that includes a group of active and influential non-governmental organizations that can work together to improve the human rights situation, promote peace, confront violence, terrorism and intimidation, and work effectively through international, regional and national forums and mechanisms to stop the spread of those practices that oppose human values and threaten global peace.
The coalition will include organizations interested in issues of peace, democracy, human rights, and countering extremism and terrorism across the world, whether or not they have a consultative status in the Economic and Social Council. The coalition will advocate for improving the human rights situation and reforming policies related to promoting peace and development, and supporting efforts to combat terrorism. The coalition will seek to achieve its goals through : -
1- Monitor human rights situations and practices that threaten peace and support terrorism and violence across the world.
2- Issuing reports, affidavits and joint position statements.
3- Communicating with the UN mechanisms for the protection of human rights and the mechanisms for strengthening international peace and security.
4- Communicating with policy and decision-makers, the media and other civil society organizations.
5- Organizing international forums, conferences and meetings.
6- Organizing joint programs and projects, and exchanging experiences and successful experiences.
Maat Foundation for Peace, Development and Human Rights will volunteer to act as the technical secretariat of the alliance until the founding meeting of the members is held and the body responsible for managing democratically elected, provided that the elected body is subsequently committed to consulting with all members according to a specific mechanism to be included in the list of the coalition statute. Maat Foundation, the capabilities resulting from its enjoyment of the consultative status in the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in serving members and serving the alliance.
It is worth noting that the Maat Foundation, in addition to having the consultative status of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, was the head of the Egyptian National Network of the Analind Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue by election for two consecutive terms, and it is the founder of the Egyptian Civil Society Organizations Coalition for the Universal Periodic Review, which includes 229 organizations. Experience of more than 12 years in serving peace, development, human rights and democracy promotion issues.
Maat invites friendly organizations to express their desire to join the coalition by sending us the e-mail shown, provided that the organizations send the necessary basic information, which is: -
1- Name of the organization, its nationality, legal status, and means of communication with the organization.
2- The person authorized to represent the organization in the forum and the means of communication with it.
3- An overview of the organization’s previous work and its main areas of interest.
Maat Foundation trusts that the participation of your friendly organization will have a great impact on the success of the coalition and the achievement of the noble humanitarian goals it seeks, so it looks forward to your acceptance of the invitation to join the alliance.
To send interest requests or inquiries, please write to:
the professor. Ayman Akil, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Maat for Peace, Development and Human Rights