PAX operates in 15 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, South-eastern Europe and the Caucasus. PAX starts up and supports local peace initiatives and mobilise moral, political and financial support for these in our own society.

PAX's work is geared to suit the countries and regions where we operate. This approach determines the quality and success of our work. However, as we work we discern overarching themes that are relevant in more than one region and that are often linked to national, regional and international developments. Consistency required us to develop a thematic policy. Within each theme we distinguish various theories and we rely on our own research and practical experience when we participate in public political debates related to these themes. PAX is especially concerned with the following themes:

  • Security and Disarmament
  • Extractives & Conflicts
  • Peace, Security & Gender


In conflict areas, we work with local partners on political solutions to end conflicts and improve human security. Political analysis, networking and peace activities are carried out jointly. PAX also provides financial support. Often local; activities connect to research and lobbying activities.

PAX carries out research on topics in the field of peace and security. Best practise studies help to improve its peace work. Other research analyses political development and the role of actors in war and peace. Findings can be a starting point for lobbying activities.

Lobbying and advocacy
In the Netherlands, Europe and the international level, PAX mobilizes moral, political and financial support for peace efforts in conflict areas. With lobbying and advocacy campaigns PAX promotes public and political discussions to influence decision makers to act for peace.

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