October 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling extends condolences to family and friends in memory of the great nonviolent Haitian patriot servant-leader Dr. Max Paul. His legacy lives on in the Mission Statement of the Center for Global Nonkilling: To promote change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world by means open to infinite creativity in reference for life.
October 2014. After months of delay due to lack of supplies and the military seizing of its motor, the brand new boat of the "Glenn Paige Nonkilling School" set sail in Lake Tanganyika from the shores of Kazimia, DR Congo, where the school is based. The construction of this boat is an entrepreneurial effort of Mleci nonprofit organization that also runs the school, aiming at making the school economically self-sufficient by managing international freight and passenger transport services across Lake Tanganyika.
October 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling participated on October 14-15 at the the two-day 2014 Annual Meeting of the Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), that was hosted in Washington DC, USA, by the Education Development Center. CGNK was represented by Governing Council members Bill Bhaneja and Maorong Jiang, Director Joám Evans Pim and UN Representative Tom Fee.
October 2014. Two new translations of Glenn D. Paige’s book Nonkilling Global Political Science have been released over the past weeks: Nepali and Bangla. Both translations were done locally by CGNK Research Committee members Dr. Pradeep Dhakal, who serves as Director of the Chetanalaya Institute for Humanity, Peace & Spirituality, in Nepal, and Dr. Rashida Khanam, Professor of Political Science at the University of Chittagong, Bangladesh.
September 2014. Representatives from the Akhanda Nepal Party visited Honolulu, Hawaii, during the second week of September for a consultation with the Center for Global Nonkilling on how to make the principle of nonkilling a core feature of their political platform and future policies. The Akhanda Nepal delegation included the Party's president and Member of Parliament Mr. Kumar Khadka and Dr. Pradeep Dhakal, party spokesperson and Director of the Chetanalaya Institute for Humanity, Peace & Spirituality.
September 2014. 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 27th session of the Human Rights Council, that is being held in Geneva between September 8-26, 2014.
September 2014. One of the outcomes of the August 28-29 Nonkilling Balkans Forum, held in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, is the decision to create in the near future a Center for a Nonkilling Balkans that can serve as focal point for activists, academics and civil society in the promotion of a nonkilling ethic based on the region's cultures and history.
August 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling presented its first Nonkilling Communities Flag and Award to the Municipality of Bosanski Petrovac, located in the Una-Sana Canton of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The award ceremony took place in the town hall of Bosanski Petrovac on August 26 with the participation of Mayor Zlatko Hujić, Municipal Assembly President Dušan Došen, Nonkilling Balkans Forum Founder Rifet Bahtijaragić, and community and media representatives.
August 2014. The Nonkilling Balkans Forum Initiative will be organizing in collaboration with the Center for Global Nonkilling and the University of Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Nonkilling Balkans Exploratory Forum on August 28 and 29, 2014. The Forum follows the tracks of the Nonkilling Korea: Six Culture Exploratory Seminar (Seoul, August 2010) but with significant innovations and regional dimensions.
July 2014. The UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at its Coordination and management meeting in July 2014 adopted the recommendation of the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations to grant Special Consultative Status to the Center for Global Nonkilling.