Skip to main content

EDM on Conflict Prevention


MP's urged to back Conflict Prevention

  • Published

    26 April 2009
  • Written by

    Peace Direct

MP’s urged to back Conflict Prevention

An Early Day Motion – a kind of petition that MPs can sign – has been tabled in the House of Commons on conflict prevention. It reads:

That this House recognises that for every dollar spent globally on conflict prevention nearly two thousand times as much is spent on defence and the military; applauds the many local initiatives around the world that help to prevent conflict; calls on the Government to carry out a study into the cost-effectiveness of local and regional peace building initiatives in the run up to the Global Summit on Security and Peace Building in 2010; and encourages the Government through the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to give greater priority to conflict prevention work and in particular to fund from existing resources more local conflict prevention initiatives.

We would like as many MPs as possible to sign it, and many will if their constituents draw it to their attention.

Will you do this to help raise awareness in Parliament of this important issue?

If you don’t know who your MP is you can find the name here. Just type your postcode into the box under ‘Find Your MP’. This will not only give you the name but offer a link to send him or her an email. You can use this text to make things easy if you like:

Dear XXX,

I am writing as one of your constituents to ask you to sign EDM 1248 on Conflict Prevention. Spending more on conflict prevention has been proven to save lives and money.

Thanking you in anticipation.

Yours sincerely,

Thank you very much for doing this, and please tell everyone you think might also want to help.


Discover more