Include "End All Wars By 2030" as a post-2015 Global Development Goal of the United Nations
  • Petitioning Secretary General of the United Nations

This petition will be delivered to:

United Nations
Secretary General of the United Nations

Include "End All Wars By 2030" as a post-2015 Global Development Goal of the United Nations

    1. Saroj Jayasinghe
    2. Petition by

      Saroj Jayasinghe

      Hikkaduwa, Sri Lanka

 

Since the beginning of the Second Word War, wars between countries have killed and maimed more than a billion. They have successfully decimated millions within minutes (e.g. due to dropping of nuclear bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki), and have the ability to destroy societies (e.g. Iraq in recent times), create millions of displaced populations and cripple billions mentally and physically for a life-time. Furthermore, they destroy environments and whole ecologies forever.  In short, wars have the ability to destroy ALL development agendas overnight.

The United Nations and its Security Council are the main international mechanisms established in the 1940s to prevent wars between countries and a repetition of a World War. They have been partly successful in this endeavour, but humanity is yet a long distance away from a globe free from wars. 

The United Nation’s Global Development Goals of 2015 (which is a continuation of the path taken by its Millennium Development Goals) offers a historic opportunity for individuals, civil society groups, nation-states and humanity to demand and pledge towards a globe free from wars and continue its march towards global peace. We believe that it is a prerequisite for any form of development, whether it is human development, social development or economic prosperity. However, the on-going discussions and UN documents on the UN's post-2015 Global Development Goals focus on conflicts and violence within countries, and gives inadequate attention to wars between countries and global peace. Some of the documents do not use the term ‘war’ even on a single occasion!  

Therefore, it is absolutely necessary for the United Nation's post-2015 development agenda to include a goal that aims to achieve global peace. Let us pledge towards the goal ‘End All Wars By 2030’. This may be the last chance for the millions of innocent victims destined to die from wars in future...........

 

Recent signatures

    News

    1. An interesting point for view from a commentator in the Guardian

      Saroj Jayasinghe
      Petition Organizer
      Could we end war, all war?

      A lucky accident got me thinking about one of the most important questions a person could ask: is war inevitable? Or can human beings ever abolish war? It wasn't a question already on my mind. I was thinking about war, but in more ambivalent terms. I was thinking how horrible it could be for Afghans the next few years, whether the US stays or goes.

    2. A small milestone reached

      Saroj Jayasinghe
      Petition Organizer

      I wish to share the delightful news of a small milestone towards ending all wars by 2030....You, me and all of us together, have collected one hundred signatures... While thanking each one of you for your support, we need to further strengthen our resolve.......spread the word to get more of your friends and loved ones to read the petition, to reflect on what it says, and if they agree, to sign the petition....

    3. Reached 100 signatures
    4. Imagine.......a world with no war.....

      Saroj Jayasinghe
      Petition Organizer

      Listen...imagine....reflect....is a world with no war possible? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xB4dbdNSXY

    5. From Goals to Targets

      Saroj Jayasinghe
      Petition Organizer

      The goal ‘End All Wars by 2030’ has several potential targets. The following are a few:
      a) A firm commitment by all nation-states to eliminate wars as a form 'diplomacy'. The focus should be wars between countries and include overt and covert military actions, whether by nation-states or by military alliances..
      b) Control the availability of arms: This is justified because cheap small arms have made it easier to organize and conduct wars. Thus production and sales must be restricted. The global production of small weapons has shown a three-fold increase between 2005 and 2009 and the upward trend continues. Nations that are well known peace advocates such as Canada, Sweden and Norway are among key manufacturers.
      c) Reduce tensions between nation-states. In recent years several issues have created such tensions: expansion of military power outside one’s borders and nuclear weapons. These should be curtailed.

    6. Syrian crisis shows how flames of hatred is being fanned to justify a war

      Saroj Jayasinghe
      Petition Organizer
      #IDidntJoin: Stunning Photos Of U.S. Service Members Publicly Saying No To War With Syria

      What do members of the U.S. military think about the possibility of a war with Syria? So far, they appear to be overwhelmingly against it just like the rest of the general public. In fact, a new Twitter hashtag (# IdidntJoin ) has been flooded with messages from service members expressing their displeasure with the idea of being forced to fight for al-Qaeda in Syria.

    7. Reached 50 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Steve Farling HARTFORD CITY, IN
      • about 1 month ago

      It is time we move forward and embrace our differences. As all of us are people of the planet earth, we only want, and deserve, to have a peaceful happy life. Our goals should be to clean the polluted mess from the earth, and see that all should not want for food, clean water, or comfortable shelter.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Erika Loneheart NEWNAN, GA
      • 3 months ago

      Let's end all of this death and destruction that serves no other purpose than to line the pockets of greedy politicians and the twisted corporations they serve!

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • Rakitha Weligama COLOMBO, SRI LANKA
      • 4 months ago

      War is not a problem solving option for humans who possess the ability of logic and reasoning.

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • lalitha padmini SRI LANKA, SRI LANKA
      • 5 months ago

      I agree H.G. Wells 's says

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:
    • anoja Rajapakse NEWARK-ON-TRENT, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 5 months ago

      tired of seeing people suffer due to war

      REPORT THIS COMMENT:

    Develop your own tools to win.

    Use the Change.org API to develop your own organizing tools. Find out how to get started.