While many diverse ideas related to the goal of world peace have been proposed in numerous books and articles, the only ideas that have any chance to be implemented are those that national governments will agree to.
This project is about what national governments have already agreed to.
Our Mission: This website provides documented information about what national governments have already agreed to. It is intended as an educational resource for the general public and for peace education programs in high schools and colleges around the world.
Our Goal: Through this education project, we hope to influence enough future leaders so that one day they are willing to work together as global citizens to create a peaceful, secure world that is free of nuclear weapons.
Information from the United Nations and National Governments
We believe that information, related to world peace and security, from national governments should become common knowledge worldwide.
Of particular significance are two 1961 documents:
- The UN document on General and Complete Disarmament (approved unanimously by the UN General Assembly)
- The US Program for General and Complete Disarmament
Both documents prescribe some prerequisites for a world free of nuclear weapons. These prerequisites are too often left unexamined or disregarded, even by those concerned with global nuclear disarmament, and deserve close scrutiny. They describe a world peace and security system to prevent all war between nations.
There are many other documents, coming from the UN or groups of nations, concern peace, security, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law. These include, but are not limited to:
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- The United Nations Charter
- The Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court
- The UN Millennium Declaration
- The NATO Charter
- The Responsibility to Protect
- and documents of the Community of Democracies
We also have information about the strategic positions of individual nations that must be addressed in order to develop global cooperation toward world peace and nuclear disarmament. Some nations have pledged No First Use of nuclear weapons while other nations reserve the right to use nuclear weapons to stop conventional aggression.