The PPU is an independent organisation of individuals from all walks of life. Their shared belief is that war and violent conflict are neither necessary nor inevitable. Their shared aim is to work towards creating a just world free from war.

After the bloodiest century in our history, it’s clear that possession of weapons hasn’t prevented war. Nor have weapons created security or lasting peace.
In fact, the possession of weapons has itself been the spark of violence. Armed violence has killed, maimed and devastated the lives of many millions of people. It has depleted and destroyed our environments and sown the seeds of present day conflicts and wars. Wars and preparations for them absorb vast human and financial resources and impoverish us all. But none of this need be so.

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