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One-half of the world’s 6.2 billion people live on the equivalent of $2 per day or less. One billion of these people live on $1 a day or less.

The worldwide demand for fresh water doubles every 20 years. In many lands and communities, the need for fresh water is overwhelming locals and causing disease and hardship, while stifling local economies. It is estimated that at least 1 billion people have little or no access to quality, reliable, clean water.

One billion people have virtually no access to medical attention and treatment of any sophistication.

In places from Russia to Zambia to Mexico… street children and orphans are overwhelming local communities and creating unmeasured suffering. In Africa alone it is estimated that within this decade there will be 15 million orphans as a result of the AIDS epidemic. Ruthless leaders and terrorists prey on these children.

In many cultures around the world women are sentenced to lives of untold misery. In countries like India, widows of all ages are subject to lives as “untouchables” and forced to beg or live lives of basic sustenance. Million attempt suicide each year.

The incidence of hurricanes, typhoons, floods, earthquakes in the last 10 years has been unprecedented. Many of these events occur in places least equipped to deal with them like Bangladesh, Iraq, the Caribbean and Central America.

Ethnic, religious and tribal warfare has displaced millions of citizens in countries like Ethiopia and Liberia creating roaming homelessness for the most vulnerable elderly, women and children. Drought and decimated economies have left little hope for these people.

Poor nutrition and inadequate prenatal care contributes to low birth weight in 20 million each year. Each day some 1,400 women and girls die from childbearing related causes.

Why Global Peace Effort?

Beyond changing hearts and minds of the likes of radical Iran who is dangerously close to obtaining game-changing/ world-changing nuclear weaponry:

  • Science Daily reports that an estimated 15 million people have been killed in wars and regional conflicts since 1955 – post WWII.
  • According to the UN, ethnic, religious and tribal warfare has displaced some 51 million people from countries like Syria, Libya and Iraq creating roaming homelessness for the most vulnerable elderly, women and children. Decimated economies have left little hope for displaced individuals and families. (In war-torn Syria alone, 12 million people are either displaced or desperate for humanitarian aid.  5.5 million are children.)
  • In no small part due to non-stop conflict, one half of the world’s 6.2 billion people live on the equivalent of $2 per day or less. One billion of these people live on $1 a day or less, or half what many spend on their morning coffee.
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Mission Statement

Global Peace Initiative seeks to foster world peace by empowering people worldwide to embrace their most vulnerable neighbors like widows and orphans and to change the conditions causing their suffering. GPI endeavors to resolve local conflict by providing direct and immediate humanitarian relief and by instituting innovative and indigenous programming centers on every continent. 

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Our Founder

The founder of Global Peace Initiative (GPI) is Dr. K.A. Paul. He was born into a traditional Hindu family in India. His compassion and interest in serving people led him to pursue a career in business and politics. He soon realized, however, that the existing business, social, and political infrastructures in developing...  

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World Leader Statements

Countless world leaders, including presidents and prime ministers, legislators, and governors have heeded Dr. Paul and GPI’s call and joined various initiatives over the years to dignify every human being with lives of peace, health, opportunity and security.