It brings destruction, more suffering, and pain. I believe that humans have common sense, and that human basic nature is more compassionate. Please inform people how serious war and the killing of human beings is. Please also share that the use of this weaponry creates tremendous destruction.
It is a total waste of money. This has been one of my dreams for a number of years. The quality of your awareness will directly affect the quality of the results you produce.
This book demonstrates — steadily and sensibly — how anyone can develop this inner power to build their own personal contribution to the future, and to a world that works for all. It will wake you up to the challenges now facing the planet, and inspire you with sparkling accounts of what people are already doing to meet those challenges.
It will show you how to build your own vision of the kind of future you want for your children, and the energy to make that vision real. I suggest you use this book as a guide, so that you too can become a 21st century pioneer of the possible.
About Business for Peace
The Business Plan for Peace tells us what this means, with ambition and realism, inspiration and pragmatism. Scilla Elworthy has always inspired such hope in my world. Her insights spring from a deep faith in people.
A faith founded on years of research and deep thinking about how we resolve conflict without war. This is a profound book. I hope our leaders read it. It has been written for people who want to step out of helplessness and find out how they can apply their own personal skills to do something about the challenges now facing us.
International Day of Peace 21 September
Read on and learn how you can engage. Visionary is much too small to describe Scilla Elworthy. She integrates depth, calls out what is not working with courage and compassion, and suggests practical steps for citizens and policy makers, including the economic dimensions of a culture of peace. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
The United Nations Member States adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals in because they understood that it would not be possible to build a peaceful world if steps were not taken to achieve economic and social development for all people everywhere, and ensure that their rights were protected. The Sustainable Goals cover a broad range of issues, including poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice.
Affordable, scalable solutions such as renewable energy, clean technologies are available to enable countries to leapfrog to greener, more resilient economies. The theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.
Climate change causes clear threats to international peace and security. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts, forcing millions to leave their homes and seek safety elsewhere.
The salinization of water and crops is endangering food security, and the impact on public health is escalating. The growing tensions over resources and mass movements of people are affecting every country on every continent. Peace can only be achieved if concrete action is taken to combat climate change. On 23 September, the United Nations is convening a Climate Action Summit with concrete and realistic plans to accelerate action to implement the Paris Agreement. The Summit will focus on the heart of the problem — the sectors that create the most emissions and the areas where building resilience could make the biggest difference — as well as provide leaders and partners the opportunity to demonstrate real climate action and showcase their ambition.