Aotearoa New Zealand

PEACE ORGANISATIONS – Aotearoa New Zealand

Addiction Resource  was founded in 2005 to provide a community for those recovering from addiction and to help patients find the highest quality care for a successful recovery. Our goal is to provide resources to help patients and their loved ones so that they may stay on the road to recovery, and can successfully overcome addiction for life. We believe in our ability to help improve the lives of others, and belief is what motivates us to educate and support our readers every day. Addiction Resource is not a treatment center and does not accept payments or advertising offers. Instead, we work to provide free resources to help those overcome addiction and help to connect patients to the best treatment centers based on their unique circumstances.

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)  was founded in 1954, is a professional society representing over 3,700 physicians, clinicians and associated professionals in the field of addiction medicine. ASAM is dedicated to increasing access and improving the quality of addiction treatment, educating physicians and the public, supporting research and prevention, and promoting the appropriate role of physicians in the care of patients with addiction.

Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust  The aim of Aotearoa New Zealand Peace and Conflict Studies Centre Trust Te Whare O Rongo is to establish in Aotearoa New Zealand a designated, well-funded Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies that brings together research, teaching, tikanga, theory and practice and provides a focal point for New Zealand universities, teachers, students, researchers, practitioners, and policy makers.  

AUT Bachelor of Arts Conflict Resolution   New Zealand is acquiring an international reputation as a peace actor.  In 2011, NZ was rated as #2 on the peace-index and we have participated in numerous peace-keeping issues with the United Nations.  AUT University offers the only undergraduate set of academic programmes in Social Sciences that are holistic in their approach  e.g: covers the interpersonal, local/state and global/international levels of conflict resolution.

  • Students learn through case studies and a close examination of contemporary conflicts.  Guest speakers offer students a variety of perspectives on issues and approaches.
  • Students will discover integrated, holistic approaches to solving conflict. This degree focuses on three societal levels: the global, the local and the personal.
  • Lectures and tutorials draw from international experiences and include best practice models from Australia, Europe and North America.

Centre for Justice and Peace Development (Massey University, Auckland) The Centre for Justice and Peace Development is an interdisciplinary research centre, providing a focal point for the development and study of the relationship between justice and peace in the Aotearoa/New Zealand and the Asia-Pacific region.  

Council for International Development The Council for International Development (CID) works to achieve effective high quality international development programmes which focus on the alleviation and eradication of poverty. CID works to enhance the capacity and participation of member agencies, the New Zealand Government and other sectors of the New Zealand community.  

Disarmament & Security Centre In 1998, the Disarmament & Security Centre (DSC) was established as a specialist centre of the Peace Foundation, directed by Kate Dewes and Robert Green from their Christchurch home. Kate had previously coordinated the Peace Foundation's South Island office from her home from 1980-1998. In 2004 the DSC became a separately incorporated body and remains a part of the wider Peace Foundation 'family'. It has its own Council and was named Te Whare Maukaroko (the House of Peace) by the DSC kaumatua (elder) and Maori chief Reverend Maurice Gray. The broad objective of the DSC is to provide a resource centre for alternative thinking on disarmament and security issues, both within Aotearoa/New Zealand and internationally. Currently the work focuses on promoting the World Court's 1996 Advisory Opinion on nuclear weapons and its implications; exposing the fallacies of nuclear deterrence and offering safer alternative security strategies; promoting the United Nations Study on Disarmament and Non Proliferation Education; and implementing the Peace City recommendations adopted by the Christchurch City Council in May 2002.\  

ENACT Youth Enabling Action  Enact's mission is to engage young people in peace issues and activities, promote youth initiatives on non-violence, conflict resolution and cross-cultural understanding, and provide a space for the perspectives of young people on peace issues.  

Engineers for Social Responsibility  Engineers for Social Responsibility Inc. is an independent group of engineers who consider that being knowledgeable in the field of technology means that they also have a special obligation to the public at large. This includes raising the awareness of the engineering profession to the consequences of its activities and explaining and discussing the ramifications of developments in engineering and engineering works to the public. In these days of greater accountability, the professional can no longer hide behind a mask of “professionalism”.  

EPOCH New Zealand  EPOCH New Zealand is a charitable trust that focussed much of its work over 10 years on engaging support for law reform from various non-governmental organisations which advocate for the rights of children or deliver services to children. EPOCH NZ developed and maintained a network of organisations supportive of positive non-violent child discipline and repeal of s59 of the Crimes Act 1961.  

Global Peace and Justice Auckland  Global Peace and Justice Auckland (GPJA) was formed in response to the wars on Iraq and Afghanistan post 9-11 whose goal was to bring together all peace and justice groups where we share common objectives. GPJA are concerned about issues in Aotearoa as well as internationally.  

Greenpeace (New Zealand) Greenpeace is an independent global campaigning organisation that acts to change attitudes and behaviour, to protect and converse the environment and to promote peace.  

Human Rights in Education   Human Rights in Education | Mana Tika Tangata, is an open collaborative initiative for better education and citizenship - through the development of schools and early childhood education centres as learning communities that explore, promote, and live human rights and responsibilities. ‘Human rights’ are the cross-culturally negotiated and internationally agreed entitlements that everyone has because they are human beings. They sum up basic aspirations for a decent life, and have been codified in international law.  

Human Rights Network The Human Rights Network is a meeting place for New Zealanders with an interest and commitment to human rights.  

NetSafe NetSafe is an independent non-profit organisation that promotes confident, safe, and responsible use of online technologies. They promote cybersafety and champion digital citizenship by educating and supporting individuals, organisations and industry on a range of issues. Resources and advices are available for young people, parents, and teachers.  

National Center for Peace and Conflict Studies   The National Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (NCPACS) is New Zealand’s first Centre to combine global cross-disciplinary expertise on the issues of development, peace-building and conflict transformation.

  • We offer postgraduate programs at Masters and PhD level
  • We conduct high-level research on the causes of violent conflict and conditions for sustainable peace
  • We provide training, evaluation expertise, and expert advice to government and non-governmental organisations engaged in peace-building and humanitarian intervention.

National Consultative Committee on Disarmament The National Consultative Committee on Disarmament began when the Government was preparing to take part in the first UN Special Session of Disarmament in 1977. The Minister of Foreign Affairs got the United Nations Association to call together representatives of Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) committed to peace and disarmament, and some knowledgable individuals. Membership is open to all non-government organisations in New Zealand which have in their constitution or aims and objects the advancement of peace through disarmament.  

Pax Christi (Aotearoa - NZ) A local independent section of an international peace movement founded in the Catholic Church in France in 1945.  

Peace Brigades International PBI Aotearoa/New Zealand PBI offers unarmed international protective accompaniment to human rights activists, refugees, and communities threatened with violence. The support for the work is carried out by members and supporters around the world, including those in PBI/Aotearoa.

Peace Movement Aotearoa Peace Movement Aotearoa is the national networking peace organisation in Aotearoa New Zealand for people who are interested in peace, social justice and human rights  

Save the Children   Save the Children is a non-political, non-sectarian development agency that delivers world-class solutions and sustainable results for children all around the world.  Save the Children save children’s lives, protect their rights and provide children with the opportunity to live healthy, successful lives and achieve their full potential.  

The Child Development Foundation of New Zealand The Child Development Foundation [CDF] is one organisation working to help young people to develop positive ways of dealing with situations they face in their lives. Initially established by Rotary, Department of Education and the Police, CDF is a charitable Trust working to develop implement, monitor and promote educational programmes directed towards the development and enhancement of personal skills.  

The Churches' Agency on Social Issues (Methodist, Presbyterian, Churches of Christ, Quaker) The Agency's role is to maintain a watching brief on issues of public concern within Aotearoa New Zealand, and to take appropriate action where necessary. Such action includes making this submission, which is arrived at by consensus within the Agency and may not coincide exactly with opinions or submissions from some within the four churches.  

The United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ) The United Nations Association of New Zealand (UNANZ) is the people's movement for the United Nations in New Zealand. We promote understanding of, and engagement with the UN. The UN brings virtually all people’s together to address global issues and is becoming increasingly important in determining our future. It promotes world peace and justice, and works to eradicate poverty and hunger. The UN still has far to go to achieve its objectives, and we are committed to its improvement. It is imperative that the community is involved in ensuring that the UN is effective. UNANZ promotes and supports the aims and objectives of the United Nations, and are committed to the ideals embodied in the UN Charter, and Universal Declaration of Human Rights We are a means by which the principles of the UN Charter can be shared widely and its vision realised. UNANZ is a national community volunteer organisation, made up of regional branches, a youth association, and affiliates across New Zealand. UNANZ is also a registered charity, and a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations. It is a non-government organisation and an approved charity. Membership is open to members of the public and select community groups and organisations.  

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (Aotearoa/New Zealand )   WILPF Aotearoa is part of the international women’s peace organisation established in 1915 to 'bring together women of different political beliefs and philosophies who are united in their determination to study, make known and help abolish the causes and the legitimisation of war'.  

UN Youth New Zealand   UN Youth serves as the youth arm of the United Nations Association of New Zealand, a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). WFUNA has consultative status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. Despite only being in existence since 1999, UN Youth creates an amazing opportunity for youth to express themselves, learn about the United Nations and provide positive solutions for what is, ultimately, their future.