Peace thrives on the commitment of individuals, and AGIAMONDO sees its CPS work as a Catholic contribution to peace in the world. We are guided here by the Christian concept of a just peace. Conflicts are a natural part of social change processes. But peace and development can only be achieved if societies are able to deal with these conflicts constructively and without violence. In conflict regions, Civil Peace Service development workers join forces with local partner organisations to break the cycles of violence or, at the very least, to mitigate the consequences of violence and injustice. In addition to our top priority of championing the rights of victims, we maintain a strong partner orientation.
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AGIAMONDO and the executing agencies of the CPS
In 1999, eight governmental and non-governmental organisations joined forces to create the Civil Peace Service Consortium. Their aim was to create a solidarity-based agency to strengthen peace work around the world. AGEH, now known as AGIAMONDO, was one of these founding members. That same year, the first development workers undertook their assignments in crisis regions.
The Civil Peace Service is financed by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
AGIAMONDO’s role in peace work
Working with local partner organisations, AGIAMONDO develops peacebuilding programmes in conflict countries. In cooperation with our partners, we analyse conflicts, their causes, the stakeholders, and the need and potential for action. We then formulate strategies at the national level and realistic goals for the work of the CPS development workers. It is always important to network with the various partners and players involved in peace work, both locally and internationally.