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.
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:
(1) To collaborate with our civil society partners toward the success of our mutual goals.
(2) 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.
(3) 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.
“Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of
mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of
destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.” -Mahatma Gandhi
The American political system is corrupt and breaking. We believe now more than ever, everyone's voice matters and needs to be heard.
We are here to amplify the voices of humanity and give them a stage to create the future that the next generation deserves.
The New York Graduate Plan Online is an educational collaboration between Nonviolence International New York and UNITAR that seeks to build graduate students with a passion for peacebuilding and international affairs into future diplomats. Over the course of this program, students will learn from UN diplomats in diplomatic training sessions, master the art of peacebuilding in workshops at Nonviolence International New York and personally lead world-changing digital fieldwork with Civil Society at the United Nations.
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Each program gives the interns and volunteers the opportunity to get hands-on experience, participating in conferences such as the U.N. General Assembly
First Committee on Disarmament and the UN High-Level Political
Forumon Sustainable Development.
As part of the internship
process students actively work on producing and publishing position
papers, blog posts, U.N. event backgrounders, and videos. They also help to host civil society briefings and thematic side events during these
high-level processes, which often last multiple weeks.
To date, Nonviolence International New York’s interns have produced over
30 position papers on topics such as gender and armed violence, peacebuilding, and disarmament.
In a world of growing discord and conflict, Nonviolence International New York is working to further educate and develop the next
generation of civil society leaders who will advocate and work
toward peaceful solutions to violent and oppressive situations. Their
experience at the United Nations is an invaluable chapter in their
academic and professional journeys.