What is envisioned is a world where the peoples of Asia and the Pacific can enjoy the fullness of life with genuine peace and security.


The APPRA mission is to contribute to the realization of this fullness of life through:

  • Peace research
  • Peace education
  • Peace advocacy


The purpose of APPRA is to advance interdisciplinary research on the conditions of peace and the causes of war and violence in all their manifestations. To this end APPRA shall facilitate international collaboration designed to assist the advancement of peace research, education and action, and in particular:

  • To promote national and international studies and teaching relating to the pursuit of international peace in accordance with the principle of freedom of scientific research;
  • To facilitate contacts between peace researchers, educators and advocates as well as specialists in conflict resolution throughout the Asia-Pacific region, the aim of these contacts being the enhancement of peace research, peace education and peace advocacy;
  • To encourage the international dissemination of research results, information and documentation of significant developments of actions for peace.