ALLMEP’s global advocacy efforts maintain and grow government resources for the Israeli-Palestinian people-to-people sector, and place their work at the top of the agenda for policymakers and opinion-formers around the world.
In the U.S.
United States support for these efforts, via USAID’s People-to-People Reconciliation Fund—which ALLMEP’s advocacy helped to establish and grow—have helped to build stronger societies in spaces that have been ravaged by war and internal strife.
Congress has appropriated $300 million for worldwide reconciliation programs since the beginning of ALLMEP’s successful campaign in 2008, $100 million of which is dedicated to Israeli-Palestinian people-to-people programs. At the end of 2020, the U.S. officially enacted the Nita M. Lowey Middle East Partnership for Peace Act into law, which provides $250 million over five years to expand peace and reconciliation programs in the region. The legislation, which is a result of over a decade of work from ALLMEP, is the largest investment in this sector ever.
Around the World
ALLMEP was instrumental in securing a £3 million budget from the United Kingdom and another $3 million from the government of Canada for people-to-people programming, and works with dozens of governments around the world to advise and encourage greater investment in these programs. Our team regularly briefs governments, diplomats, and international institutions ensuring that the work of our members is widely understood, and supported at the scale necessary for its inherent potential to be unlocked.
ALLMEP’s advocacy efforts continue to build multilateral support for an International Fund for Israeli-Palestinian Peace. Legislation for an International Fund is making its way through the United States Congress, promising $250 million over five years towards such a priority, representing the single-biggest investment of its kind in history. With the government of the United Kingdom having officially announced its support for the concept, and various other governments registering interest: ALLMEP’s advocacy for this game-changing project is at its most advanced stage to-date. All the while, ALLMEP continues to defend and grow existing funding for people-to-people peacebuilding projects from governments right around the world.Learn More