The Norwegian Peace Council
The Norwegian Peace Council (NPC) was founded on the 25th of October 1945 as a political umbrella by seven Norwegian peace organizations. The NPC was an important arena for peacework in Norway in the postwar period and during the Cold War. As of 2016, the organization consist of 19 member organizations.
Today the NPC is a meeting ground for peace. A meeting ground where federates and antagonists can meet to discuss viewpoints and exchange experiences. A meeting ground where people can meet and listen to each other. A space to follow and develop new approaches in peacework and scientific debate.
As an umbrella organization the NPC is working to create synergies and to improve the proficiency and use of competencies within the Norwegian peace movement. It is focused on strengthening cooperation between member– and partner organizations and to advocate for peacepolicies in the public debate.
Generally the NPC works to improve the overall conditions for peacework in Norway.
The NPC is also behind the Oslo Peace House in Møllergata 12. Since the doors opened in 2011, the Peace House has become one of Norway’s most central meeting and workplaces for all those involved for peace. The arena contributes in giving the peace movement a stronger voice and greater visibility through a natural meeting place for, among other things, information exchange, capacity building, cooperation, and various events. Currently, eight organizations have office space in the Peace House: The Norwegian Peace Council, The Norwegian Peace Association, CISV, Peace Brigades International, ICAN – International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, LIM and No to Nuclear Weapons. We hope that the collection of various peace organizations will contribute to the efficiency of the important peace work, which is being done in Norway.
Our two seminar rooms can be rented for various occations. If you are interested in renting our premises for an event, please visit the Oslo Peace House or contact us for an offer!