We are a global network of parliamentarians dedicated to preventing conflict turning violent through the mobilization of our collective means and resources.The Network applies its collective early warning capacity to raise government, media and public attention to prospective violent conflicts. It advocates for a greater allocation of resources for preventive action and for increased capacity building.The network is still very much in its infancy – launched in October 2008. To date we count a membership of 95 parliamentarians in some 40 countries across the globe. Already we have secured the political and moral support of the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Germany, Norway, and South Africa. And of such notable institutions as the European Parliament, whose President Hans-Gert Pöttering, pledged his and the European Parliament's full support to the Network at the Network's inaugural meeting.