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Official Statements of World without Wars and Violence

Teaching for no-violence

The Humanist and scientist, Salvatore Puledda, on the 7th of January 1989 in Florence, the capital of historical humanism, paid homage to Galileo Galilei, Giordano Bruno and other precursors of today’s science. On that occasion a clear oath was undertaken by those present, an oath to resolutely fight so that the advance of science is placed at the service of human beings. Read more »

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

Today the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute announced that the year 2012 saw an estimated US$ 1 750 000 000 000 spent on weapons and the military machine. This is in a moment of global financial crisis, billions of human beings living below the poverty line, thousands dying needlessly from war, malnutrition or easily curable diseases and thousands more dying of AIDS unable to access medication. Read more »

Regarding the situation in the Korean Peninsula and the policy of nuclear deterrence

Members of World without Wars and Violence are extremely concerned about the escalating tension in the Korean Peninsula. US provocation The “state of war” declared by North Korea may be nothing more than rhetoric for domestic purposes to show how strong the young President is, as hoped for by South Korea. Or this might be the final madness of a North Korean regime which has kept its population impoverished and cut off from the outside world ever since the last shots of the Korean War were fired in 1953. Read more »

The position of World without Wars in front of any armed conflict.

The last two years of armed conflict in Northern Africa and the Middle East that has filled the world’s news channels have caused World without Wars and Violence to elaborate several statements which we have published through our website and disseminated through our base teams. We have a growing sensation that we are constantly repeating the same message, with the same elements and the same ideological basis.  In this context we think it is useful to write a position which is valid for all conflicts in the world. Read more »

Regarding the situation in Israel and Palestine

Date: 21st November 2012 Once more the Middle East, centred on modern day Israel and Palestine, is in a situation of war and we find it again necessary to take a position. We base our position on the following points that seem relevant to us: Read more »

Consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council opens new possibilities for WWW

In the UN Charter, signed on the 26th of June 1945, six main organs within the institution were established: the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the General Assembly, The Security Council, the Trusteeship Council, The International Court of Justice and the Secretariat.  Currently the UN is working to strengthen cooperation with non-governmental organisations (NGOs) throughout the system and in all areas of its activity.  Many UN agencies and their organisms carry out periodic consultations with NGOs and new forms of management and government of UN entities are emerging that Read more »

2nd October 2012 - International Day of Nonviolence

Today is a special day for us in World without Wars. It is an anniversary that we have been celebrating for many years now and charging with a special energy. Read more »

On the outbreaks of violence at the Kenya coast

World without Wars is greatly concerned by the rise in violent activities taking place in the coastal region of Kenya. Read more »

5 Africans, 4 Europeans and 3 South Americans to coordinate international matters of World without Wars

Following an election of full members of the international organisation a new coordination team has taken over from the previous team; the first one directly elected by its members.  The new team consists of 5 Africans, 4 Europeans and 3 South Americans from 9 different countries and features 5 women and 7 men. Read more »

News & Opinions

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence to start in 2019

The 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence was announced during the Conference for Nonviolence that took place between the 15th and 18th of November in Madrid, Spain. It is scheduled to start on the 2nd of October 2019 (International Nonviolence Day) and end on the 8th of March 2020 (International Women’s Day). The March will start and end in Madrid.

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Preparatory conference for the 2nd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

23.10.2017 - Madrid, Spain - Rafael de la Rubia

Ever since the end of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence eight years ago, many questions have been asked about the possibility of doing a Second World March.

This is not an insignificant issue given that the world today is very different and much more complex and unstable. The answer depends on what would be the position that everyone takes in front of such a possibility.

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History made as UN approves treaty to ban nuclear weapons

With a final vote of 122 countries in favour, 1 abstention and 1 against (The Netherlands) the conference to negotiate a treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons approves its text. The treaty opens for signature during the UN General Assembly on the 20th of September. It comes into force after fifty countries ratify it.

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A meeting space in the culture of nonviolence
TRAVELING BRIDGES to the Universal Human Nation

We launch a new biennial edition of The Active Nonviolence International Film Festival (ANIFF), simultaneously, from different cities and countries, around the week of October 2, (International Day of Nonviolence, declared by the United Nations to commemorate the birth of Gandhi).

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Ecuador- Resolution to prohibit nuclear weapons: In Ecuador, World without Wars, together with the news agency Pressenza, established contacts with the National Assembly in order to pass a resolution supporting efforts by the Community of Latin American and Caribbean states (CELAC) to prohibit nuclear weapons.

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Fukushima Day – March 11, 2013

Two years ago we were witness to the Fukushima nuclear catastrophe. Since then some countries are starting to think about how to get themselves off nuclear energy, e.g. Germany and Switzerland. Hungary’s Prime Minister, Mr Viktor Orbán, has stated his commitment to nuclear energy and said that the Hungarian nuclear plant in Paks will be extended with another block called Paks II.

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Results of the "Peace is, Peace is not" photography competition are in

Today, on the International Day for Peace, a significant day for the most profound expectations of all humans, we have the honor to announce the names of the winner’s photographers for both categories.

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Ban Ki-Moon: The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded

Last month, competing interests prevented agreement on a much-needed treaty that would have reduced the appalling human cost of the poorly regulated international arms trade. Meanwhile, nuclear disarmament efforts remain stalled, despite strong and growing global popular sentiment in support of this cause.

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World without Wars joins calls for a referendum on French nuclear weapons

World without Wars today joined other organisations in support of a French initiative to call for a referendum on nuclear weapons.

Organised by our friends in ACDN (Action of Citizens for Nuclear Disarmament), a letter to President Hollande will be presented which calls for a referendum.

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About us

World without Wars and Violence is an international humanist organisation, part of the Humanist Movement. We were founded in 1994 and we are active in 30 countries. In 2009 we initiated the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. WwW has Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council since 2012.