Record Details

NGOWar on Want
AddressWar on Want, Development House, 56-64 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4LT
Telephone020 75490555
Background InformationWar on Want is an international development charity (no. 208724) working to combat global poverty and injustice. The charity emerged out of Victor Gollancz's Association for World Peace, a body set up in 1951 to campaign for peace and development. A committee was established, under the chairmanship of future Labour prime minister Harold Wilson, to produce a report on poverty. This was published in 1952 as 'War on Want - A Plan for World Development'. War on Want then became an independent organisation. Sources:; Luetchford & Burns 2003
Year Created1952
Other Names / Antecedent BodiesAssociation for World Peace
Related OrganisationsTrade Justice Movement; Corporate Responsibility (CORE) Coalition; Labour Behind the Label; UK Food Group
KeywordsInternational development and humanitarian aid; War, conflict and pacifism.
Last Edited ByJRM at 21/08/2007 15:41:12