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Center for Global Nonviolence

Center for Global Nonkilling (formerly Center for Global Nonviolence)
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Founded 1988
Honolulu, Hawai‘i
Type Non-governmental organization
Focus Nonkilling
Location
Area served
Worldwide
Method education, action, advocacy, research, innovation
Key people
Glenn D. Paige, Chair
Website www.nonkilling.org

The Center for Global Nonkilling, originally known as the Center for Global Nonviolence, is an international non-profit organization focused on the promotion of change toward the measurable goal of a killing-free world. The Center for Global Nonkilling is an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and a participant organization of the World Health Organization's Violence Prevention Alliance.

The history of the Center for Global Nonkilling started in 1988 in Honolulu, Hawai‘i, as the "Center for Global Nonviolence Planning Project", an exploratory initiative set up at the Spark M. Matsunaga Institute of Peace, University of Hawai‘i, by Professor Glenn D. Paige. Its purpose was to be a creative facilitator of research, education-training, and action in the form of problem-solving leadership for nonviolent global transformation. During this phase the Center was responsible for a series of publications and events in partnership with the University of Hawai‘i.

In 1994 the Center for Global Nonviolence was finally established as an independent nonprofit, focusing on research and networking. Notable outcomes where the publication of Nonkilling Global Political Science in 2002 and the celebration of the "First Global Nonkilling Leadership Forum" in November 2007, Co-chaired by Nobel Peace Laureate Mairead Maguire. A major outcome from the Forum was the acknowledged need and demonstrated support for establishing a successor Center for Global Nonkilling, along with an associated Global Nonkilling Leadership Academy. This would come about in 2008 with the transition from Center for Global Nonviolence to Center for Global Nonkilling.

On its official website, the Center for Global Nonkilling defines its mission as the following:



  • Discovering and encouraging global nonkilling human capabilities
  • Introducing nonkilling knowledge in global education and policy
  • Applying nonkilling knowledge in global problem-solving
  • Developing and assisting nonkilling global leadership
  • Assisting institutions/centers for global nonkilling
  • Measuring, monitoring, and disseminating the impact of nonkilling global efforts.
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