Un Ponte Per… is a voluntary association founded in 1991, immediately after the bombing of Iraq, which promotes solidarity initiatives for Iraqis who suﬀered during the war. Originally called Un Ponte Per Baghdad, the association later became simply, Un Ponte Per…, after expanding its work into Serbia and Kosovo, as well as other countries in the Middle East and Mediterranean
For over 25 years, UPP has created and sustained projects relating to issues of health, culture and education, promoting peace and human rights
After the 2003 conﬂict, UPP took steps to support Iraqi civil society: protecting their cultural heritage, ﬁghting for human and environmental rights, defending minorities, calling for freedom of expression and association, and promoting a culture of nonviolence. UPP has also been active in the most recent conﬂicts in Iraq with emergency responses, oﬀering shelter and a continual distribution of aid. UPP is dedicated to active peace-building, and recognizes that humanitarian aid always demands a long-term commitment, in this case, to the Iraqi population, the Kurds and the protections of their rights.