- This project is about documented information related to the goal of world peace and security without nuclear weapons. A major objective is to bring the information into high school and college curricula.
- Our primary sources are documents from the UN and national governments. A secondary source of information may include documents from significant groups of people such as a group of Nobel Prize winners or a group of 57 Generals and Admirals Against Nuclear Weapons.
- Of particular importance are documents related to ridding the world of nuclear weapons. Two such documents are the 1961 statements from the UN and from the US on general and complete disarmament.
- Other documents from groups of nations concern peace, security, democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
- Still others are about the strategic positions of individual nations that must be addressed in order to develop global cooperation toward world peace and nuclear disarmament.
- The project website provides a resource that teachers and professors could use to educate students with the documented information.
- Recently the UN Security Council unanimously affirmed the goal of Global Zero - a world without nuclear weapons (with 14/15 votes cast by heads of state).
- We focus on information from the UN and national governments because we assume that their cooperation will be needed to reach the goal of Global Zero. So it's important for students and the general public to learn what nations have already agreed to regarding the requirements to reach that global goal.
- We emphasize world peace and security not only for its desirablity, but also because nations have agreed that it's essential to gain their cooperation for global nuclear disarmament. Many people assume that we might have a world without nuclear weapons in which nations still fight conventional wars. The implication is that a nation under attack by an aggressor would refrain from using nuclear weapons to stop the aggression. But there are documents indicating that nations reserve the right to use nuclear weapons to deter conventional aggression, and that they will not cooperate with nuclear disarmament without a global peace and security system that protects them from conventional aggression.
- We contact professors about our project.
- We explain the aim of the project.
- We ask them to visit our website, offer opinions (positive or negative) and suggest modifications of the project and ideas about how the documented information might be introduced into academic curricula.
- Building Support:
- We list on our website professors who agree to serve as consultants to our project.
- We obtain, from professors and others, statements endorsing the aim of our project.
- We list professors and institutions who use our website as an educational resource.
- We use the lists and endorsements for expanded outreach to colleges and high schools across the nation and eventually across the world.