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Nonviolence International New York

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • International
  • Justice & Legal
  • Politics

Location

244 5th Ave Ste 1451Suite 1451New York, NY 10001 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Nonviolence International is a global innovative organization with an emphasis on advocacy, education, and communication. It conducts and produces important research on a growing number of issues, including peace, disarmament, and American politics, as well as operates an extensive internship program within the United Nations. It focuses on building programs that connect youth leaders to civil society and empower them to advocate for a better world to help accomplish its tripartite mission To collaborate with our civil society partners toward the success of our mutual goals; to use our programs to enable youth to strengthen Civil Society in order to support, empower, and amplify unspoken causes and forgotten voices, through nonviolent solutions in the international community; to give our interns and volunteers the highest quality educational experience possible concerning the United Nations processes, mission, and the bridge between the United Nations and Civil Society.

Description

The world is in need of peace and nonviolence now more than ever. The nature of conflict resulting in violence has dramatically changed in the past century with the development of new technology and weaponry.

According to the United Nations, about one-third of the world’s population - more than 2.5 billion people - live in dangerous environments in countries around the world where incidents involving violent death are high. Today, the great majority of violent conflicts are waged within states with the victims being almost entirely civilians. Women, children, the elderly, the poor, and the disabled are especially vulnerable in these conflicts.

The recognition of the importance of nonviolent action in resolving these conflicts is crucial to protecting the lives of many innocent people around the world.

Since 2014, Nonviolence International New York has worked relentlessly to promote these nonviolent solutions in order to make a safer and more peaceful place for all and to cultivate the next generation of civil society leaders equipped to make this possible.

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