March 2015. The Center for Global Nonkilling, in its capacity of non-governmental organization in special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, submitted a formal written statement to the UN Secretary General addressing the 28th session of the Human Rights Council, that is being held in Geneva between March 2-27, 2015.
March 2015. Åbo Akademi University in Vasa, home of the Programme in Peace, Mediation and Conflict Research, will co-organize with the Center for Global Nonkilling, a exploratory interdisciplinary conference on the role and potential of education in bringing about a killing-free world. The event will bring toghether scholars and practitioners in the fields of education, anthropology, psychology, political science and philosophy to promote a creative exchange of ideas.
February 2015. At the invitation of Professor Dr. Anoop Swarup, Vice Chancellor of new Jagran Lakecity University in Bhopal, India, Dr. Bill Bhaneja Vice Chair of CGNK participted in the Igniting Minds Lecture Series organized by the University's School of Law & School of Humanities and Arts. Bill met on February 12 and 13 with the faculty and students and delivered a keynote address on "Nonkilling Society" outlining finer distinctions between peace, nonviolence and nonkilling and imminent importance of Nonkilling in the 21st Century.
February 2015. On the eve of 70th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi's Naokhali peace march to quell communal riots at the time of India's Partition and Independence in August 1947, CGNK Vice Chair Dr. Bill Bhaneja attended the Peace Summit in Kolkata on February 2-3, 2015. Dr. Bhaneja was invited by the founder of Himsamukta Andolan (Violence Free India) movement chair and CGNK Honorary Sponsor Prof. Dr. N. R.
January 2015. CGNK's accredited Representative at the United Nations in Geneva Christophe Barbey delivered the following Oral Statement at the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group (OEWG) on the Right to Peace informal consultation that took place on January 30 at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. The Human Righta Council has been working on the right to peace since 2008 (resolution 8/9). The goal of the Working Group, established by the UN's Human Rights Council resolution 20/15, is to develop a Draft United Nations Declaration on the Right to Peace.
January 2015. On behalf of the worldwide associates of the Center for Global Nonkilling, it is a privilege to felicitate the organizers, sponsors, and participants in the 2015 Gandhi Peace Mission to commemorate Gandhiji’s courageous mission to stop communal killing in Noakhali from November 7, 1946 to February 4, 1947. Gandhi’s mission included walking barefoot for up to 4 miles per day with overnight stays in 47 villages.
January 2015. The Paris march for unity on Sunday, January 11, 2015 attracted more than a million people and world leaders including Germany’s Merkel, Britain’s Cameron, Turkey’s Davutoglu, Israel’s Netanyahu, and Palestine’s Abbas, among others. This extraordinary action by leaders and citizens is in response to perhaps the bloodiest week in the last half of a century in France with 17 dead.
December 2014. CGNK Honorary Sponsor Máiread Maguire delivered the following Address at the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome, Italy, on December 12-14, 2014. In her address Máiread calls Upon Pope Francis to Replace Just War Theory with Theology of Peace, Nonkilling and Nonviolence.
APPEAL TO HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS TO REPLACE JUST WAR THEORY WITH THEOLOGY OF PEACE, NONKILLING, AND NONVIOLENCE
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
December 2014. The World Health Organization has jointly published with the United Nations Development Programme, and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime the first Global status report on violence prevention 2014. The report is a unique follow-up on the 2002 World Report on Violence and Health and offers data on the efforts to prevent killing and other forms of violence from 133 countries.
November 2014. The participants of the Nonkilling Balkans Forum have just issued the final "Sarajevo Declaration for Nonkilling Balkans" that was drafted upon the discussions of the gathering that was convened in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, on August 28-29, 2014. The initial signatories invite all to join the efforts of the Nonkilling Balkans Forum by signing the Declaration and becoming involved in its implementation.