Matthew Savoy

About Matthew Savoy

President and founder of the Organization for World Peace. Matthew Savoy holds a Masters degree in Global Affairs from the University of Toronto. Matthew also has degrees in political science and psychology from York University. His passion for international affairs led to the founding of the Organization for World Peace where he dedicates his time to furthering the idea of non-combative conflict resolution.

Help Prevent a Genocide

A Petition from the International Community to demand that the Burundian government Accept African Union Peacekeepers Dear youth and youth led advocates over the world; the OWP is writing to you concerning a groundbreaking, youth-led campaign against the Burundian government’s refusal to accept African Union peacekeepers into their country. Since […]

OWP Peace Competition Winners Explain Why Standing Up For Peace Is Necessary

If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything – Peter Marshall Recognizing the values we each represent is important, but understanding why we represent these values is just as important. In honor of this year’s International day of World Peace celebrated on September 15, we at The […]

Syrian Refugee Crisis in the Middle East

The Syrian refugee crisis has worsened over concerns of freezing temperatures in the Middle East. Winter conditions in the region have created temperature as slow as -11 degrees Celsius, well below freezing. Amid freezing temperature, many of these refugees and internally displaced people have had to contend with a brutal […]

Boko Haram Massacres Thousands of Civilians in Nigeria

Boko Haram fighters led a massacre on Baga in Northern Nigeria, in what has become the group’s largest assault to-date. An attack that began on January 3rd and lasted until the 6th of January has resulted in massive loss of lives and irreparable damages to building, homes and schools. Satellite […]

Special Issue: The War On Drugs: Why Are We Losing The Fight?

Though the war on drugs is a centuries old war originating sometime in the 18th century, it still continues to this date. The illicit drug trade is a threat to international peace, not only destabilizing many countries in the developing world, but fueling drug related crimes in much of the […]

Rocket Fire threatens Ukrainian-Russian Ceasefire

                                    The peace agreement signed by Ukraine and pro-Russian rebels is in jeopardy amid reports of shelling in key cities in eastern Ukraine. According to the Mariupol government, pro-Russian rebels had carried out […]

Russia-Ukraine agree to ceasefire

A ceasefire agreement between Ukraine, Russia, and Rebels could do little in the way ending armed aggression in eastern Ukraine in any meaningful way. The agreement which was negotiated under the auspices of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe at a meeting in Minsk, Belarus for some was […]

Pro-Russian Separatists In Eastern Ukraine

Protests in Ukraine began in November of 2013 culminated in the overthrow of President Victor Yanukovych in February 2014. At issue was whether to take a Europian Union trade deal and turn to the west, or take a Russian trade deal and remain loyal to Russia. Yanukovych’s unpopular decision was to side with Russia, a decision that would ultimately lead to his removal from power. Russia viewed this mainly civilian coup as unconstitutional and vowed to protect Russian speakers living in Ukraine from what Russia called Fascists. Russia first annexed Crimea, a move seen as a violation of sovereignty by Ukraine. Then Russia began and has continued to support pro-Russian separatists fighting the Ukraine Government in the eastern cities of Donetsk and Luhansk causing a severe security situation in Ukraine. In response, many countries in the NATO alliance have placed sanctions on Russia, raising tensions between Russia and the west to levels last seen during the Cold War period. At risk is the outbreak of World War three if tensions between east and west continue to spike any higher.

South Sudanese Government and Rebel Forces Admit to Using Child Soldiers

The South Sudanese government has admitted to recruiting and using children as combatant in the current South Sudanese civil war. This comes after tangible efforts were made in late 2013 by the government of South Sudan to end the use of children in hostilities. Human Rights Watch reports see at […]