Vision, Mission, Values and Objectives

Vision:  Peaceful local, national and global communities

Mission:  To build peaceful relationships among people of all ages and cultures - from personal to global - through education , research and action

Values:  In pursuing this mission we are committed to honour Te Tiriti O Waitangi, human rights and the peaceful resolution of conflict and to modelling peace-making values within the Foundation and beyond


  • Provide a strong platform, based on research and sound infrastructure, for educational, community and international activities
  • Harness commitment and expertise, including the experience of our elders and the vitality of our youth
  • Liaise and partner with others working for peace
  • Provide practical tools for peaceful living including skills and methods for conflict resolution and violence prevention

Organisational Principles:

  • To honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi in our work
  • To assist in the development of a more peaceful, less violent society through education of children and adults
  • To promote the development of interpersonal skills for handling relationships and conflict constructively
  • To work for peace, disarmament and social justice
  • To network nationally and internationally
  • To play a monitoring role regarding issues and policies relating to the objectives of the Foundation for Peace Studies
  • To promote peace issues and initiatives actively through the media/event
  • To encourage the media to promote peaceful and positive community values
  • To model peace-making values within the Foundation and outside