The Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2023 (DoP 2023/ H.R. 1111) was recently introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12). The bill is "calling for a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding and a Secretary of Peacebuilding to sit at the table of our government and to ensure that peacebuilding is an ongoing and prominent national priority." Learn more in the post below and on the Peace Alliance's website linked here.
Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2023 Introduced
The Department of Peacebuilding Act of 2023 (DoP 2023/ H.R. 1111) was just introduced by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (CA-12). This historic and transformative legislation calls for a cabinet-level Department of Peacebuilding to make peace a much-needed national and ongoing focus. It is time to re-imagine and build a world without violence. Read more in the announcement here.
The DoP provides for collaboration and cooperation of governmental entities, applicable experts, nongovernmental organization stakeholders, appropriate non-profit organizations, individuals, state, tribal, and local leaders to develop, enact and promote peacebuilding efforts and programs, including consultation with those who are most impacted by related programs.
What will a DoP do?
Some DoP Act of 2023 provisions and updated language include:
Learn more at www.peacealliance.org/issues-advocacy/department-of-peace/.