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.
“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
There is too much gun violence. Ending gun violence and the dangerous proliferation of arms around the world will save countless lives. We strive to achieve humanitarian disarmament
on a global scale.
The foundation of a stable and flourishing global society. To establish a sustainable future for the world, we utilize modern methods of peacebuilding to create a culture of peace that values humanitarian values, civil discourse,
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.
Join Our Programs
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 civilsociety briefings 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.