The Foundation’s Global Security and War project promotes nonviolent and non-aggressive means for settling global conflicts and opposing unwarranted recourse to war outside the scope of international law and the United Nations. This project includes advocacy for preventing unauthorized and illegal wars. The project seeks to offer critical analysis, policy recommendations and public advocacy for a world in which global and human security are universally upheld.
The Foundation offers ongoing analysis and policy guidance in this critical area as appropriate.
International Law Symposium
The Foundation hosts periodic symposia on important cutting-edge issues of international law in cooperation with other civil society organizations. Topics have included: The International Criminal Court, A United Nations Emergency Peace Service, and Nuclear Weapons and the Abandonment of International Law. Follow up includes broad media exposure and creation of video and/or publication resources.
Project for a United Nations Emergency Peace Service
This collaborative project is an outgrowth of the Foundation’s 2003 International Law Symposium and focuses on developing an international volunteer rapid deployment force, through the United Nations, to prevent genocide and crimes against humanity. The project coalition is developing plans for the establishment of a permanent United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) that could be rapidly deployed upon authorization of the Security Council. UNEPS would fill a current gap in the UN’s Peacekeeping operations.
Together with Global Action to Prevent War and the World Federalist Movement, the Foundation published a book on a United Nations Emergency Peace Service. In 2010, the Foundation will continue to seek support for UNEPS at the international level.