Nonkilling is THE Measure of Human Progress

The Center for Global Nonkilling has a unique mission that is both inspirational for individuals and transformative for societies: To promote change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world by means open to human creativity in reverence for life. To make every person a center for global nonkilling requires innovative research, global education & training, as well as a monitoring program that measures progress and reveals the way forward. Download brochure.

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  • Nonkilling at the UN Human Rights Council

    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.

    Center for a Nonkilling Balkans to be established in Sarajevo

    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.

    Nonkilling Community Flag Awarded to Bosanski Petrovac

    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.

    Nonkilling Balkans Forum to be held in Sarajevo

    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.

    CGNK Granted Special Consultative Status with the UN ECOSOC

    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.

    A Department for Peace Toward a Nonkilling Philippines

    June 2014. “Urgent need to establish the Department for Peace” was published by CGNK Governing Council member Jose “Pepe” Abueva in the The Bohol Chronicle weekly newspaper on June 1, 2014. Abueva suggests a number of institutional proposals to advance nonkilling in the the Philippines.

    Urgent need to establish the Department for Peace

    New book: "The Principle of Nonviolence: A Philosophical Path"

    June 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling has just launched an historic translation of of Le principe de non-violence: Parcours philosophique by French philosopher-writer-activist Jean-Marie Muller. The book, now published as The Principle of Nonviolence: A Philosophical Path was first published by Desclee de Brouwer in Paris in 1995.

    Nonkilling Scientific Workshop held in the Netherlands

    May 2014. The Center for Global Nonkilling organized in partnership with the Lorentz Center and several other institutions a week-long scientific workshop on "The Bio-Social Bases for Nonkilling and Nonviolent Behavior".

    67th World Health Assembly adopts resolution on addressing violence

    May 2014. On 24 May 2014, the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) adopted a historic resolution entitled "Strengthening the role of the health system in addressing violence, in particular against women and girls, and against children". The resolution, which was co-sponsored by 24 countries, scales up the need to implement the recommendations of the 2002 landmark World report on violence and health.

    Nonkilling Toward a Nonviolent Future, 8th ICPNA Video

    March 2014. CGNK Chair Glenn D. Paige was invited to make a plenary speech through video at the 8th International Conference on Peace and Nonviolent Action, organized in Jaipur (Rajasthan, India) by ANUVRAT with the theme "Towards a Nonviolent Future: Seeking Realistic Models of Peaceful Co-existence and Sustainability", January 5-8, 2014. The full speech is now available on CGNK's Youtube page.

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