“The best weapon is to sit down and talk”
– Nelson Mandela
The International Center for Dialogue and Peacebuilding focuses on peacebuilding and conflict prevention, supporting and advancing work on: governance and rule of law; disarmament; climate, water and food security; empowerment of women and girls; indigenous rights; and the promotion of youth led civic engagement.
The Center convenes leaders from government, international organizations, private sector, and civil society to dialogue and take action around drivers of and solutions to conflict—providing a space for building sustainable local, national and international peace and security. With an office in the U.S. and Norway, the Center is working on building easily accessible physical site that would provide an optimal environment conducive to national and international dialogue, mediation, and advanced learning.
The Center emerged as the legacy project of the United States’ and Minnesota’s bid to host the 2023 World Expo. The Center’s leadership has continued to advance a vision of a new site and center of peace and mediation located in the Twin Cities.