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The Perdana Global Peace Forum 2005, organised by the Perdana Leadership Foundation on December 15 -17 2005 at the Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, intended to provide an international platform for the discussion of current world problems and through comprehensive discourse, provide ideas to make our world a better and safer place. The Forum brought together a diverse and select group of current and former heads of state, business leaders, prominent academics, community leaders, other stakeholders and key NGO representatives to collectively brainstorm on a practical way towards achieving global peace.

The makings of Perdana Global Peace Organisation (PGPO) began with the launching of the Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War in the first Perdana Global Peace Forum in December 2005. Those who attended the Forum realised a serious, active and sustained struggle is needed to outlaw war and encourage global peace. Perdana Global Peace Organisation was formed on 4th of May 2006, a Non-Governmental Organisation that is spearheaded by Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Fourth Prime Minister of Malaysia.

Perdana Global Peace Foundation (PGPF) was registered in October 2010 thus enabling better reach within the realm of advocacy and humanitarian relief.


The Kuala Lumpur Global Peace Forum of concerned peoples from all five continents


in the belief that peace is essential condition for the survival and well being of the human race


to promote peace and save succeeding generations from the scourge of war


over the frequent resort to war in the settlement of disputes between nations


that militarists are preparing for more wars


that use of armed force increases insecurity for all


that the possession of nuclear weapons and the imminent risk of nuclear war will lead to the annihilation of life on earth

To Achieve Peace We Now Declare That

Wars increasingly involve the killing of innocent people and are therefore, abhorrent and criminal.

Killings in war are as criminal as the killings within societies in times of peace.

Since killings in peace time are subject to the domestic law of crime, killings in war must likewise be subject to the international law of crimes. This should be so irrespective of whether these killings in war are authorised or permitted by domestic law.

All commercial, financial, industrial and scientific activities that aid and abet war should be criminalised.

All national leaders who initiate aggression must be subjected to the jurisdiction of the International Criminal Court.

All nations must strengthen the resolve to accept the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter and institute methods to settle international dispute by peaceful means and to renounce war.

Armed force shall not be used except when authorised by a Resolution passed by two-thirds majority of the total membership of the General Assembly of the United Nations.

All legislators and all members of Government must affirm their belief in peace and pledge to strive for peace.

Political parties all over the world must include peace as one of their principal objectives.

Non-Governmental Organisations committed to the promotion of peace should be set up in all nations.

Public servants and professionals, in particular in the medical, legal, educational and scientific fields, must promote peace and campaign actively against war.

The media must actively oppose war and the incitement to war and consciously promote the peaceful settlement of international disputes.

Entertainment media must cease to glorify war and violence and should instead cultivate the ethos of peace.

All religious leaders must condemn war and promote peace.

To these ends the Forum resolves to establish a permanent secretariat in Kuala Lumpur to:

IMPLEMENT this Initiative. 

OPPOSE policies and programmes that incite war. 

SEEK the cooperation of NGOs worldwide to achieve the goals of this Initiative.


The Kuala Lumpur Initiative to Criminalise War

Signed by:

Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, Prof Francis A. Boyle, Dr. Helen Caldicott, Mr Matthias Chang, Prof. Michel Chossudovsky, Prof. Shad Saleem Faruqi, Mr Dennis J. Halliday, Dato’ Mukhriz Mahathir, Dr. Chandra Muzaffar and Dato’ Michael O.K. Yeoh.

"A Journey of a thousand miles begins with the first steps. We have taken many steps. Let us march forward in this struggle to achieve true civilisation, to criminalise war".

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad, Expose War Crimes - Criminalise War International Conference, 5th February 2007