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UNFOLD Zero is a new platform for United Nations focused initiatives and actions for the achievement of a nuclear weapons free world. It was launched on 7 May 2014 at the United Nations in New York by the Basel Peace Office, PragueVision, Mayors for Peace 2020 Vision Campaign, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) and Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace. UNFOLD ZERO aims to unfold the path to zero nuclear weapons through effective steps and measures facilitated by the UN General Assembly, UN Security Council, UN Secretary-General and other UN bodies.
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP)
The Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) is dedicated to promoting a better understanding of the social and economic factors that develop a more peaceful society. It achieves its goals by developing new conceptual frameworks to define peace; providing metrics for measuring peace; and, uncovering the relationship between peace, business and prosperity. IEP developed the Global Peace Index(GPI) which ranks 153 nations according to 23 dimensions of peace; the Institute also produces national peace indices giving an in-depth analysis of internal levels of peace.
The Nuclear Security Project
Former United States Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn have enumerated and endorsed a number of practical measures that would themselves reduce nuclear dangers right away including changing the Cold War posture of deployed nuclear weapons, continuing to reduce substantially the size of nuclear forces in all states that possess them, halting the production of fissile material for weapons globally, phasing out the use of highly enriched uranium in civil commerce, removing weapons-usable uranium from research facilities around the world, and intensive work with leaders of the countries in possession of nuclear weapons to turn the goal of a world without nuclear weapons into a joint enterprise. The Nuclear Security Project has produced a film, available free, entitled "Nuclear Tipping Point."
The Nuclear World Project: In My Lifetime
The Nuclear World Project presents In My Lifetime, a feature length documentary that tells the story of the complex realities of nuclear weapons. The narrative weaves together voices, speaking from many perspectives, with scenes filmed in Japan, Europe and the United States, along with archival films and a music underscore composed by French musician Alain Kremski. The story told is the drama of the sixty five year struggle and counting of what to do with nuclear weapons, still unresolved , which continue to be a threat to humankind. The documentary and the outreach programme are meant to inform and educate all people around the world, of all generations.
The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
The World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates provides a platform to consider issues related to peacemaking, non-violence and conflicts. The Summit provides an opportunity to take advantage of the authority and knowledge of the Nobel Peace Laureates with a view to consolidating peace and strengthening global security in the widest sense. In 2010, the 11th World Summit of Nobel Peace on nuclear disarmament was held in Hiroshima.
World Court Project UK (WCP-UK)
World Court Project UK (WCP-UK) is a project of the Institute for Law, Accountability and Peace (INLAP), an organization consisting of concerned citizens interested in law, peace and justice in the United Kingdom and throughout the world. WCP-UK's core work has been to hold Governments accountable for their nuclear weapon policies. WCP-UK invites citizens to affirm their belief that use of nuclear weapons is unlawful and a war crime.
Hague Appeal for Peace
"Peace education is a participatory holistic process that includes teaching for and about democracy and human rights, nonviolence, social and economic justice, gender equality, environmental sustainability, disarmament, traditional peace practices, international law, and human security."
Reaching Critical Will
The REACHING CRITICAL WILL PROJECT (of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom) has five aims:
- Centralize and disseminate information about intergovernmental meetings that discuss nuclear weapons and their elimination;
- Maintain a centralized electronic repository of information, and information services through the website www.reachingcriticalwill.org;
- Increase the quality and quantity of NGO preparation and participation in these processes;
- Increase the quality and quantity of NGO interaction with governments and the UN and its family of Specialized Agencies;
- Provide logistical support in facilitating activities before and during these fora tailored for policy-makers and the public.
Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission
The WMD Commission was launched by the Government of Sweden in Stockholm in December of 2003 to respond to worrying developments in international security, and to investigate ways of reducing the dangers from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. Chaired by Dr Hans Blix, the former head of the IAEA and UNMOVIC, the WMD Commission was comprised 14 eminent members who represented a broad geographical and political base and who possessed a vast reservoir of expertise as well as political, governmental, academic and non-governmental experience.
Global Security Institute
The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. GSI was founded by Senator Alan Cranston whose insight that nuclear weapons are impractical, unacceptably risky, and unworthy of civilization continues to inspire GSI's efforts to contribute to a safer world. GSI has developed an exceptional team that includes former heads of state and government, distinguished diplomats, effective politicians, committed celebrities, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, disarmament and legal experts, and concerned citizens.
Global Security Institute President Jonathan Granoff, Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's International Law Section Blue Ribbon Taskforce on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, held a dialogue with actor and UN Messenger of Peace, Michael Douglas, on cancer, mortality, humanitarian work, disarmament and more. Click here to see the video.
The international Global Zero movement launched in December 2008 includes more than 300 political, military, business, faith and civic leaders — and hundreds of thousands of citizens — working for the phased, verified elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide. Global Zero members believe that the only way to eliminate the nuclear threat — including proliferation and nuclear terrorism — is to stop the spread of nuclear weapons, secure all nuclear materials and eliminate all nuclear weapons: global zero.
Mine Action Information Centre
Serving constituencies around the world, the Mine Action Information Center at James Madison University (JMU) is a public policy center which manages information and conducts training relevant to humanitarian mine clearance, victim assistance, mine risk reduction and other landmine-related issues.
NoNukes programme works for a world free of nuclear weapons. The NoNukes team informs, mobilizes and speaks out for nuclear disarmament. We do so through campaigns
, contacts with politicians, research and publications.
Program on Global Security and Disarmament
The Program on Global Security and Disarmament (PGSD) is based in the Department of Government and Politics at the University of Maryland. PGSD is an integrated program of research, analysis, international networking, training and public education. The program focuses on increasing awareness of security and disarmament issues, both in the academic community and the general public
Peace Matters is an online Peace Pledge Union publication that includes disarmament education as one of it five focus areas. It includes information on theory and practice of peace as well as study and teaching resources.
International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation
INESAP is the International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation and was founded in 1993. It is a non-profit, non-governmental organizational network with participants from all over the world. INESAP is part of the world-wide activities of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES), which currently comprises more than 60 organizations from 25 countries.
Blix & Associates
Dr. Hans Blix has held numerous high level positions including IAEA Director General from 1981 to 1997, Executive Chairman of the UN Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) for Iraq between 2000 and 2003, and Chair of the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (WMDC) from 2004 to 2009. Blix & Associates maintains much of the WMDC''s publications and also presents new material by Dr. Blix and others.
Center for Nonproliferation Studies
The Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) strives to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) by training the next generation of non-proliferation specialists and disseminating timely information and analysis. CNS at the Monterey Institute of International Studies is the largest nongovernmental organization in the United States devoted exclusively to research and training on non-proliferation issues.
Initially supported by a pledge from Mr. Turner and other private contributions, NTI''s mission is to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. NTI seeks to raise public awareness, serve as a catalyst for new thinking and take direct action to reduce these threats.
Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age.
The World Federation of United Nations Association
The World Federation of the United Nations Association''s Global Disarmament Forum works to stimulate debate on the many issues in the field of disarmament, such as nuclear proliferation, small arms proliferation, and nuclear terrorism.
The Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament (PNND)
The Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament (PNND) is a global network of over 500 parliamentarians from more than 70 countries working to prevent nuclear proliferation and achieve nuclear disarmament. Membership is open to current members of legislatures and parliaments at state, federal, national and regional levels.
The Peace Foundation
The Peace Foundation is working with local authorities and community stakeholders to establish cities around Aotearoa-New Zealand as Peace Cities. Such cities commit themselves to the promotion of peace, conflict resolution, inter-ethnic understanding, human rights, positive relationships and the elimination of violence at inter-personal, community, national and international levels.
International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) was initiated by the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), a federation of medical professionals in 60 countries. The organisation received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985 for uniting doctors across the Cold War divide to raise awareness of the threats posed by nuclear weapons. Its prescription for survival was, and remains, the complete elimination of nuclear weapons.
The Daisy Alliance is a grassroots peace organization seeking global security through nuclear non-proliferation, disarmament, and the elimination of all Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) — nuclear, chemical, and biological. The Daisy Alliance works to educate the public in all walks of life about the threat that WMDs pose to civilization.
Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) conducts research on questions of conflict and cooperation of importance for international peace and security, with the aim of contributing to an understanding of the conditions for peaceful solutions of international conflicts and for a stable peace.
Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP)
The Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (LCNP), founded in 1981 and based in New York, is a non-profit educational association of lawyers and legal scholars that engages in research and advocacy in support of the global elimination of nuclear weapons and a more just and peaceful world through respect for domestic and international law.
Mayors for Peace
Mayors for Peace is composed of more than 4,500 member cities from around the world whereby the collective efforts of cities are able to transcend national borders and work together to press for nuclear abolition.