The Global Alliance for Peace and Propserity, or GAPP, is an intra-governmental organisation advocating peace and prosperity for people, instead of war and material gain. The organisation was founded in 1959, by founding countries Wessex, Ireland, Sweden and Switzerland largely as an opposition to NATO with the Treaty of Bern, however it grew to become an organisation of its own, with other nations including Japan, Bhutan and Finland later joining among others. Member states are fully autonomous, with the alliance serving as a advocacy group and a way to bring people and nations together for a common cause.
Member states can work together on economic and social initiatives, and coordinate peace in their regions. The main body of GAPP is the Peace and Prosperity Council held yearly, as a meeting of member states. The last meeting was on the 19th March 2013 in Kyoto, Japan.
The Eight Official Languages of GAPP, are Japanese, Dzongkha, Danish, English, German, Wessen, French, Swedish and Finnish. However most meetings are conducted in English.
Peace and Prosperity Council
The Peace and Prosperity Council (PPC) is held yearly, with a meeting between all of the heads of state of the member countries. The PPC is largely to encourage cooperation in peace, and social economic issues and improve welfare in the countries. The last meeting took place in Kyoto Japan on the 12th March 2013, in which issues regarding the Syria Crisis and the Economic Crisis were discussed.
- 12th March 2013 - Kyoto, Japan
- 17th April 2012 - Bristol, Wessex
- 3rd March 2010 - Amsterdam, the Netherlands
- 2nd February 2009 - Zurich, Switzerland
- 26th February 2008 - Copenhagen, Denmark
- 12th April 2007 - Reykjavik, Iceland
- 15th March 2006 - Helsinki, Finland
- 17th June 2005 - TBhutan
- 19th January 2004 - Oslo, Norway
- 5th April 2003 - Okinawa, Japan
- 8th March 2002 - Bern, Switzerland
- 19th July 2001 - The Hague, Netherlands
- 21st August 2000 - Suthampton, Wessex
- 1st April 1999 - Brussels, Belgium
- 2nd February 1998 - Malmo, Sweden
- 12th February 1997 - Dublin, Ireland