Who are we?
The SPIA was established in 1988, according to French laws. This NGO obtained in 1995 a general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Our goal is to extend on the humanitarian and diplomatic side the actions led by the Blue Helmets on the ground. Our goal is also to help the former Blue Helmets to continue with their lives after their military service, to help them fight for their rights and contribute to keep the memory of their actions alive. Those actions have involved more than one and a half million former soldiers of peace.
1994: since 1994, the SPIA is involved in anti-personnel mine’s campaigns and in the suppression of all small caliber weapons.
3rd of July 1995: established by the 12-96 resolution, the NGO obtained the highest consultative status with the Economic and social council of the United Nations.
2002: the SPID, Soldiers of Peace International Day, was voted by the General Assembly of the United Nations to take place every 29th of May. This day has been celebrated in a lot of countries since 2003.
2006: since 2006, the SPIA has developed numerous humanitarian actions of development and emergency, without overlooking its first goal to constitute a task of evaluation and information:
It has conceived and is still developing some of the following programs:
- mine-cleaning programs
- a program on the preserved natural areas guard training
- an international academy of peace, dedicated to conflict-resolution and the training of diplomats to be
- a program sports and health to promote peace
- a program dedicated to the young generations called international young peacemaker program
- a program dedicated to former soldiers of peace that suffer from PTSD called W.S.S.L.G (Welcome, Support, Solidarity, Listening, Guidance).
2009: since 2009, the SPIA is participating in the Human Rights Commission and the Humanitarian Actions Commission.
Our NGO is composed of more than 50,000 members in 18 countries:
Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Ireland, Kenya, Mongolia, Norway, Poland, Russia, Senegal, Slovakia, Sweden, Ukraine, Hungary and Indonesia.
- provide strong recommendations on current and society issues for the international community and the United Nations
- create new organizations in countries where former Blue Helmets live
- lead social and humanitarian actions
- contribute in conflict-resolution