December 2015. On January 1, 2016, the following changes in the Governing Council of the Center for Global Nonkilling will take effect. Prof. Dr. Anoop Swarup, Vice-Chancellor of Jagran Lakecity University in Bhopal, India becomes Chair; Prof. Dr. Chaiwat Satha-Anand becomes Vice-Chair; former Chair Glenn D. Paige and former Vice-Chair Dr. Bill Bhaneja and become regular Members; Dr. Maorong Jiang becomes Treasurer; Members Dr. Jose V. Abueva and Dr.
December 2015. The Center for Global Nonkilling has just released its latest book Nonkilling Balkans, which includes an interdisciplinary collection of eleven essays that were presented at the First Nonkilling Balkans Forum, held in Sarajevo in August 2014. The book challenges existing preconceptions about the history and «nature» of the Balkans, and presents scientific, spiritual, and practical factors that predict success for the realization of killing-free societies in the Balkans.
December 2015. Cascadia Publishing House has given CGNK permission to post the full PDF text of Diary of a Kidnapped Colombian Governor by Gillermo Gaviria Correa (2010), first published in Spanish by Revista Numero Ediciones (2005). The English text was translated by Hugo and Norma Zorilla and edited by James F. S. Amstutz, with CGNK as co-publisher.
November 2015. The Center for Global Nonkilling was the invited NGO at the Manlius Pebble Hill School Model United Nations conference, celebrated on October 24, 2015 in Syracuse, New York. CGNK Governing Council member Maorong Jiang represented CGNK at the Conference addressing the students and community in a keynote presentation reproduced below. The "Glenn Paige Nonkilling School" in the DR Congo was selected as annual charity, raising $1,400 in donations in one day.
November 2015. The Center for Global Nonkilling and APRED, participative institute for the progress of peace are convening an international event at the United Nations in Geneva on November 20, 2015 focusing on "Peace through Constitutions".
October 2015. "Nonkilling" is featured among the main themes of two large international conferences that will be held this month in India and Nepal. On October 2-3, Jagran Lakecity University will celebrate its 2015 International Conference on Human Rights in Bhopal, India, in collaboration with the World Federation of United Nations Association (WFUNA). "A Nonkilling World" will be one of the conference themes, to be introduced by CGNK Governing Council Treasurer Anoop Swarup.
September 2015. The Center for Global Nonkilling participated in both the 30th Regular Session of Human Rights Council and the biannual World Health Organization 7th Milestones in a Global Campaign for Violence Prevention Meeting, held in the city of Geneva in October 21-24, 2015. CGNK Director Joám Evans Pim and UN Representative in Geneva Christophe Barbey were actively engaged in both events.
September 2015. CGNK director Joám Evans Pim served as co-organizer of the WHO Violence Prevention Alliance First Annual Academic Meeting. This international gathering of scholars and practitioners under the theme “Merging Evidence and Implementation” occurred at the World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, as a side meeting to the WHO Global Campaign for Violence Prevention 7th Milestones Meeting, on September 21, 2015.
September 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 30th session of the Human Rights Council, that is being held in Geneva between September 14 and October 2, 2015. CGNK Director Joám Evans Pim and Geneva Main Representative Christophe Barbey will be present during the hearings.
September 2015. The Center for Global Nonkilling has just released its latest book Nonkilling Spiritual Traditions, which includes a selection of 13 chapters prepared mostly by members of its Nonkilling Spiritual Traditions Research Committee. The volume is co-edited by CGNK Director Joám Evans Pim and Pradeep Dhakal of the Chetanalaya, Institute for Humanity, Peace and Spirituality (Nepal).