Global Action

to prevent war and armed conflict

Linked with Rebecca Johnson – England.

The Past century was the most lethal in human history: Over 200 million people were killed in 250 wars and genocidal onslaughts, more people than were killed in warfare in the past two thousand years.* More than six million people have died in war since the end of the Cold War, when things should have changed for the better … (Preventing Violence: The Global Action Project 1/2).

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Preventing Violence: The Global Action Project 2/2: … The world’s societies and governments already know how to stop the killing. What has been missing is a program for the sustained, integrated, worldwide application of their resources and knowledge. Global Action to Prevent War provides such a program.


Global Action to Prevent War is a comprehensive project for making armed conflict increasingly rare. It is building a worldwide coalition of passionate individuals, civil society organizations, and governments to carry it out. Global Action supplements existing programs of conflict reduction with a unified, integrated approach aimed at a specific goal–making armed conflict infrequent, of short duration, and causing minimal harm.

Step-by-step, Global Action would establish a comprehensive world security system composed of a well-financed UN with its own readiness forces, pro-active in conflict prevention, a fully developed network of regional security institutions, and a more accessible system of international courts. Concurrently, there would be reductions in national armed forces, both nuclear and conventional. As this process continues throughout the next 2-3 decades, we foresee countries establishing a binding commitment with the international community not to send armed forces beyond national borders except under the auspices of the UN or regional security organizations … (full text).

Link: Program Statement 2003, 53 pages.

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