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World Peace in One Hour

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Nenad Bach   is a musician, composer and peace activist.

18 September 2020 Y ou may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope someday you'll join us And the world will be as one                       - John Lennon

Is this just a song or wishful thinking? Are these just words or is it prophecy? Is humanity capable of achieving sustainable, everlasting peace?

I say YES, and the time is NOW.

You can't say that there has been a lack of declarations and resolutions on peace: 1948:  Universal Declaration of Human Rights 1978:  Declaration on the Preparation of Societies for Life in Peace 1984:  Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace 1999:  Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace 2011:  The Bruxelles Declaration, “Pledge to Peace” 2016:  Annex to Declaration on the Right to Peace 2018:  The Global Resolution for the Establishment of Infrastructures to Support the Culture of Peace  (not a United Nations resolution)

In 1984, the year I arrived in New York, the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 39/11, adopted the Declaration of the Right of Peoples to Peace, in which United Nations Member States solemnly proclaimed that the peoples of our planet had a sacred right to peace. Let me repeat this: We all have a sacred right to Peace

Too many leaders, no one to follow Too many clouds, not enough rain Too many words and promises, too hard to swallow Too many innocents died in vain                                 -  “I Will Follow You”  by Nenad Bach

Previous efforts to achieve global peace have all been full of good intentions, but they resulted in too many declarations and not enough action. This is a historic moment, and if we do not seize it, maybe we do not deserve to survive. As is the case when launching a rocket to meet the International Space Station in orbit, there is a very small window of opportunity to make world peace happen. Protecting the existence of all species, sustaining life on Earth, exploring outer space, tackling disease and mortality, solving the pollution problem, coexisting with the environment, electing more women to leadership positions and creating real freedom that includes true private property: world peace is a prerequisite for all of these objectives.  This pandemic should open our eyes to the fact that the First World War ended with the Spanish flu pandemic. So why not use the same modality to end all current wars—now. For this project, I do not rely exclusively on intellectuals or artists or politicians or peace activists. We are all in it—from truck drivers to nurses, from presidents of companies to presidents of countries. Whoever understands the plan and the steps needed to be taken is welcome. I just want to communicate the idea to whomever this resonates with, whether that be the Pope, Paul McCartney, Bono, a hot dog vendor on the corner of First Ave. and Houston St., the Nobel Institute, or any essential worker during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are all in it. Easier said than done? Hear me out. In order to achieve global economic stability and sustainable growth, we should take the following steps and anticipate positive outcomes: 1. Military budgets should stay as they are, amounting to  around $2 trillion  globally, or maybe even increase, but... 2. Fifty per cent of new arms production should be rewired/transformed to build infrastructure and support research and development. 3. If the G20 countries do that, the current global power structure and balance will remain the same, because those countries represent  two thirds of the world’s population and 80 per cent of world-wide gross domestic product . 4. Balance equals peace. 5. Mother Earth will get real infrastructure: tunnels between continents, etc. 6. Viruses will be controlled or even better, they will be used as a vehicle for something good. Imagine a virus that spreads knowledge, immunity, long life.  7. We as a species will be able to unlock our true human potential, respecting all living creatures.

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Facts: 1. Twitter goes around the world in a second. The number of smartphones and digital cameras in the world now number about 4 billion . Violence can no longer be easily hidden. Technology is on our side. 2. During the twentieth century, it has been estimated that up to  200 million people were killed by war, oppression and other atrocities . There have been just over  1 million deaths due to conflict in the first 20 years of this century . If this trend were to continue over the next 80 years, it would result in an approximately 40-fold decrease in such deaths. 3. The Western Hemisphere has been a war-free zone since the end of the internal conflict in Colombia in 2016. 4.  There are an estimated 110 million active landmines and an equal amount in stockpile .  5. According to the  Stockholm International Peace Research Institute , the estimated nuclear warhead count for the top five countries with the most nuclear weapons in 2020, based on available information, is as follows: Russia, 6,375 United States, 5,800 China, 320  France, 290 United Kingdom, 215

Rough estimates of the cost of building and maintaining these terrible weapons are in the trillions of dollars . Cutting these costs in half would defuse a lot of anxiety and free up cash. And again, the power structure and balance would remain the same.

The John Lennon Memorial in Central Park, New York City, 1 September 2018. Photo: Ogutier from Pixabay

6. The Abraham Accords between Israel and the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, signed on 15 September 2020, bring us one step closer to world peace in 2021. These are not just words anymore, and the planet is more than ready!

I am actually very impressed by humanity; world leaders paused everyday life on Earth in an effort to save our brothers and sisters from COVID-19. You may be cynical, but almost no one could have predicted this outcome, which proves that the past doesn't equal the future. One day, all the wars will stop permanently. Knowing this, we should capitalize emotionally and unleash unlimited human creativity. A few days ago, I found companies that already exist for mining asteroids. If that is happening now, imagine what a free flow of creativity could produce in the near future.

Pandemics have happened before, but never were we as connected as we are today. Good, bad, but not indifferent, our social media structure should be used not just for sharing what you ate for breakfast this morning, but as a potent vehicle to drive world peace. Yes, it could happen in one hour; if we put the leaders of the G20 countries in one room or on Zoom, and don't give them cookies, it may take only 45 minutes. And yes, I am trying to be funny, but in reality, with the proper preparation, I believe it will happen fairly quickly. In the present state of war, we could dabble in attempts to solve the mysteries of life for the next thousand years, or we could proclaim peace and move forward on all fronts in the next hundred years. You wonder how? Just ask Elon Musk; he’ll produce the plan in two weeks.

“You may say I'm a dreamer/But I'm not the only one/I hope someday...” actually, let that day be 21 September 2021, at United Nations Headquarters in New York: the signing of a world peace declaration. And if you would allow me to dream just a minute longer, two days before, a ping pong tournament could be held in New York between all the presidents, prime ministers and other world leaders at the Javits Convention Center in Manhattan. Ping pong has long been seen as a proven method of diplomacy. And after the signing ceremony, the World Peace in One Hour Orchestra, with all the instruments of the world, will perform “ Everything Is Forever ” and “Stand by Me”, and close with John Lennon’s “ Imagine ”. With our present life span, we cannot travel beyond our solar system, never mind explore the Milky Way. So giddy-up, humanity—there is plenty to be accomplished by the creative class. First stop: the moon; next: Mars; and then the stars, to discover what we are all about and when, how and why it all began. There is no time to waste, and yet, “Time Is All We Have” and “love is all we need”. 

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too much hatred, intolerance, and misunderstanding. Desire to change something for better is not enough.

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Can you imagine that everybody on the earth follows this plan? Perhaps, you cannot imagine that yet. However, if you start with yourself and share this plan with close people, the humanity, in general, will be a little bit closer to world peace.

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Category:  Essays and Paragraphs On November 22, 2018 By Mary

World peace

World peace can be referred to as the state of people from all countries in the world being happy and living harmoniously with each other.

World peace creates one international community that can concentrate on greater issues that are affecting the planet like climate change.

When countries work together, they benefit their citizens since they can freely move from one country to another for employment, education or tourism.

Importance of world peace

How to achieve world peace

World peace is very important in the growth and prosperity of the entire global community. This is because with world peace, we are able to have more social cohesion and interactions that are beneficial to everyone.

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Essay on World Peace | Need & Importance of World Peace today

World peace is the only hope of humanity left today. Read an Essay on topic world peace, covering all aspects including; need and importance of world peace, is world peace possible, why world peace, celebration of world peace day etc,

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World peace means cooperation between countries without any violence.The definition of peace is not just related to absence of war, it also means presence of law and justice in a country.

World peace occurs when countries sort our their conflicts without any violence or abuse and work together to improve the lives of the people of their country.

Why World Peace is Important?

All of us have imagined ourselves living in peace and harmony, we all want a world where there is no war, no racism, no terrorism and no violence. Unfortunately, no area of this world is safe from the advanced destructive weapons.

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If one bad thing happens in one area of the world then it has its side effects in other parts of the world too. But the thing is that this is not a recent problem, it had been in existence since a long time.

This world has seen so many wars, terrorism and violence till now. It would not be wrong to say that if all the countries do not decide to live in peace and sort out their differences then all the deadly weapons which every country possesses will wipe out this whole civilization.

The destruction caused by previous two wars is so massive that humanity still shivers with the thought of repetition of that trauma.

This planet is facing so many problems right now that it is difficult for one country to solve them. For example, we cannot prevent global warming alone, we cannot prevent wastage of natural resources on this planet alone, we cannot prevent war alone; however, if all the countries cooperate together with peace and unity then we can reverse this destruction of our planet.

When there is world peace, people feel free to visit any country without any fear of terrorism. This promotes tourism and increases economy of any country because people from different countries can easily carry out foreign trades without any fear of violence. People also feel safe to interact with each other and spread the message of peace and love.

How to achieve World Peace?

It is high time that effective measures should be taken before it is too late. United Nations should take serious steps to prevent this destruction and promote world peace. There should be strict ban against the use of force or weapons if there is dispute between countries.

There should be equal distribution of resources and modern equipment between developed and non-developed countries.

There are many countries where education system is very poor. Instead of investing money in weapons, the well-developed countries should focus on ending this misery of those poor countries. This will promote world peace.

The main reason that leads to violence in the world is dictatorship. When people have the freedom to vote and choose right leaders who are also interested in world peace, only then we can achieve world peace.

World peace can also be achieved when globalization is encouraged between countries. When countries will have economic ties between them then they will avoid getting into fights that will affect their economic relationship.

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We can also achieve world peace by creating awareness about the benefits of world peace. A country cannot get peace if the people living there do not understand the importance of peace and try to implement it in their daily lives.

We should put all our differences aside and just cooperate without caring whether our neighbor is of different race, caste or religion. We are the future of this country and we should promote the importance of world peace. Only then, this world will become a happy place to live in peacefully.

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World peace is very important for the development of the economy and it can be maintained only by education, awareness, art, and literary work as well.

The importance of peace at the global scale is undeniable as it plays a significant role in the optimum growth of the people. A task that is performed in a favorable and peaceful environment is always boomerang with positive effects. At the same time if you are doing something in a disturbed state there are chances of error. Peace is crucial at every level in the life of human beings. The term world peace comprises many types of peace that are required by the people, be it mental peace, political peace, social peace, and many others.

The definition of peace is not just limited to stop wars and battles but at the same time, we can derive many other in-depth meanings of peace at the world level as well. For example, a free atmosphere to practice your will is also peace; the religious tolerance by the authorities of the world is again an aspect of peace. Here we will discuss the varied aspects of peace and how it is associated with art and literature. Also, the impact of peace at the global scale on the economy of the world is shown here.

Another type of peace is internal peace which is the output of the outer atmosphere of the society. Thus we can see that world peace is a very vast term that comprises of myriads of meaning with it. It is important to understand every aspect of the term to bring harmony and peace to the world.

The contemporary literature of the age gives us the best glimpses of the state of mind that people were going through after these wars. So we can say that it is very crucial to put a stop to bringing situations that are responsible for creating circumstances like wars. That is how we can head towards complete peace and harmony in the world.

That is why it is the responsibility of the government to ensure proper equality among the various races and religions. This is because if this resistance keeps on growing in the mind of religion the peace can be disturbed by the community like a termite. So it is essential to make sure that the people of a particular society are feeling equality be it at the external level or internally in their minds.

Unfortunately, all these facilities are lingering in developing nations across the globe. As a result of which people have to fight for basic resources like water, healthcare facilities, and many other such issues for their survival. Political instability is also high in poor nations as people are not well aware of their rights in democratic nations. That is why we can say that developed nations are having better peace than the developing nations of the world.

We can see that people are getting broad-minded on several issues so that peace can be maintained. Also, the awareness about the importance of peace in the world is possible through art in the best way with the coming of globalization. So, in a nutshell, we can see that globalization is leaving a positive impact on the mind of people to bring peace to the world.

When all these obstacles are tackled by the international and regional organizations which are endeavoring for peace only then peace can be imagined in the world. Some intellectuals of the society should also strive towards bringing peace at the local level through better comprehension.

At the same time when the importance of world peace will be shown in the movies and documentaries, it can also change the perception of the people who are disturbing the peace. So to cap it all we can say that art and literature have a vital role in shifting the world towards harmony and peace.

A conclusion can be drawn from the above essay that it is very hard to exist in the world if we do not deter peace. A peaceful environment is favorable for the overall development, be it political, personal, social, or economic development of the individual, nation, or for that matter world. But at the same time, it is very difficult to achieve peace in totality as the existence of a utopian world is just an imaginary thought.

There are so many nations and international forums which are struggling towards creating world peace. United National Organization is the best example who is working tirelessly towards maintaining a peaceful environment among the various countries. Likewise, there are so many other conventions at a regional and global level that are continuously striving towards peace. No doubt we have attained success to manage peace in the world but still, there are miles to go for the best results.

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The Role Of The UN In Promoting World Peace Dissertation

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With the growing unstable geopolitical climate, the UN was faced with new issues that called for the establishment of functions and practices, particularly in the humanitarian and conflict resolution domain. The UN, its associated agencies, and programs encountered numerous challenges at the start of the 21 century when addressing the civil wars and humanitarian crises, international terrorism , and the unexpected flow of refugees[footnoteRef:8]. [6: Ibid., 60.] [7: Ramesh, Thakur, The United Nations, peace and security: from collective security to the responsibility to protect, Cambridge University Press, 2016:52] [8: Willard N., Hogan, International conflict and collective security. University Press of Kentucky, 2015: 3.] Since the Collective Security concept was the basis for the UN, the member states were to abide by the imposed self-defense limitations, which support its primary goal. They relied on the belief that Collective Security scheme would provide them with national security protection in exact measures as the powers that they had agreed to renounce[footnoteRef:9]. The concept of Collective Security is very different from the reactive approaches of engaging in war for instant state benefits. However, the U.N. Charter acknowledges the in-built right of self-defense both collectively and individually. Member states have always employed this right as a form of avoiding the binding obligations. In recent years, the Collective Security Concept has been under intense scrutiny because of how the right has been employed in the ‘War against Terror.[footnoteRef:10]’ The concerns arise from the conflicting interpretation of the Collective Security concept. For instance, the U.S. has a wider comprehension of the United Nations Charter’s article 51 that permits Collective Self-Defense in different situations. On the contrary, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) restricts the Article 51 provisions. Consequently, the essentiality of the Collective Security concept has been overshadowed by the Collective Self-Defense controversy. [9: Anthony Clark Arend, and Robert J. Beck, International law and the use of force: beyond the UN Charter paradigm, Routledge, 2014:71.] [10: Ramesh, Thakur, The United Nations, peace and security: from collective security to the responsibility to protect, Cambridge University Press, 2016:27.] Evolution of the Collective Security Concept The United Nations Organization was founded on the collective security doctrine. The Chapter VII provisions of the UN Charter have been the foundations of the multilateral safekeeping system envisioned by sponsoring the UN member states in 1945[footnoteRef:11]. The multilateral security system has been regarded important for peace preservation since Second World War ended and is among the fundamental components of the contemporary international law since it incorporates the sovereign equality concepts and the force non-utilization between countries. [11: Ramesh, Thakur, The United Nations, peace and security: from collective security to the responsibility to protect, Cambridge University Press, 2016:27.] The primary function of collective security is to assist in the evolution of peaceful international relations. The collective security idea was first floated before World War 1. Article 17 of the Osnabruck treaty provided that every contracting party that every contracting part is responsible for defending and maintaining peace[footnoteRef:12]. In 1919, League of Nations was established and adopted some collective security concepts to a global system of averting war. Therefore, the collective system became League of Nations and the succeeding United Nations’ crowning principle. [12: Ibid.,30] Collective Security Mechanism The Collective Security system assures each country globally of security against aggression or war that another nation may commit against others[footnoteRef:13]. It is analogous to an insurance system where all states are bound to protect the victim of war or aggression by countering it. Presently, Collective Security is considered the most favorable strategy for internal peace. It is designed to protect security and peace and counter aggression and war globally. Aggression and war are considered a threat to international security and peace and collective security supports all nations in their attempts to defend peace[footnoteRef:14]. The fundamental principle of collective security is aggression or war against any international community’ member state is an aggression against the global security and peace. To this end, counteractive measures entail all nations’ collective measures. [13: Hans, Kelsen. Collective security under international law. Vol. 49. The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2001:1.] [14: Peter G., Danchin, and Horst Fischer, eds. United Nations reform and the new collective security. Cambridge University Press, 2010: 115.] Collective Security is primarily institutionalizing an international police force against breaches and abuse of order that can result in insecurity. In this arrangement, states collaborate on security provision for all actions against any UN member state that may be a threat to the rest of the countries[footnoteRef:15]. With the collective security system, the UN expects to deter any member state from acting in a way that would be a threat to peaceful coexistence and subsequently circumvent conflict. [15: Ibid., 155.] For the collective security arrangement to be efficient, then it must be solid enough to survive belligerence from any authority or combined supremacies. Ideally, the principle entails nations being willing to apply sanction or even go to war whenever necessary[footnoteRef:16]. Collective security can only be practical if all member states are prepared to threaten the aggressor with sanctions…

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Bibliography Anderson, Kenneth. “United Nations Collective Security and the United States Security Guarantee in an Age of Rising Multipolarity: The Security Council as Talking Shop of the Nations.” Chicago Journal of International Law 10, no. 1 (2009): 55-90. Arend, Anthony Clark, and Robert J. Beck. International law and the use of force: beyond the UN Charter paradigm. Routledge, 2014. Danchin, Peter G., and Horst Fischer, eds. United Nations reform and the new collective security. Cambridge University Press, 2010. Hogan, Willard N. International conflict, and collective security. University Press of Kentucky, 2015. Kelsen, Hans. Collective security under international law. Vol. 49. The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 2001. Pickar, Joshua. "Japan's Defensive Constitution: Nuclear Weapons as a Better Alternative than Expanding Collective Self-Defense." Law School International Immersion Program Papers, No. 20 (2016): 1-33. Thakur, Ramesh. The United Nations, peace, and security: from collective security to the responsibility to protect. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

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United Nations -- Criticisms Description of the United Nations The United Nations (UN) has a security council that consists of 15 members. The main purpose of this council is to resolve any issues and conflicts in order to maintain peace among the nations in the world. This council was initiated in 1946. The formation of this council happened at the time when the League of Nations failed. The main reason given for

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Peace could possibly be achieved if all people on Earth became non-judgmental towards each other and accepted each other as equals. In addition, everyone’s spiritual beliefs, their faith, should be respected, whether they choose to believe in a higher power, or not. Believing in a higher power, in itself, does not guarantee peace because more people have been murdered in the name of God than for any other reason in all of historyPeace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict and the freedom from fear of violence.

Commonly understood as the absence ofhostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. In international relations, peacetime is not only the absence of war or violent conflict, but also the presence of positive and respectful cultural and economic relationships.

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Peace is something which is vastly misinterpreted and misrepresented in today’s world.

Everyone has their own perceptions about it…out of which only a small portion actually come near in addressing ‘peace’. In my personal opinion peace isn’t just a cleaver way of showcasing your imposed superficial friendliness while brewing up violent tendencies from within !As is highlighted by India’s relations with Pakistan………in formal terms we are at peace since the kargil war of 1999….but reality rests in a completely different sphere. I believe peace is not just stopping wars…its something more….

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it’s the victory of reality over virtual superiority, the realization that everyone in the world is nothing but equal. It means to give the due share of respect to everyone’s opinion and thinking before putting your ideas into action. It means forgetting all what happened in the past… hoping and believing that a better day, a better future is possible. This world has seen so many of the traumatizing atrocities in its lifetime ,as we become aware of our mistakes in the past it becomes the duty of each of us as individuals and as youth to change all this and create a better place for our succeeding generations …and yes we can do it!

I would begin this article with a story of an ancient Indian King who was obsessed with the desire to find the meaning of peace. What is peace and how can we get it and when we find it what should we do with it were some of the issues that bothered him. Intellectuals in his kingdom were invited to answer the King’s questions for a handsome reward. Many tried but none could explain how to find peace and what to do with it. At last someone said the King ought to consult the sage who lived just outside the borders of his Kingdom: “He is an old man and very wise,” the King was told. “If anyone can answer your questions he can.” The King went to the sage and posed the eternal question. Without a word the sage went into the kitchen and brought a grain of wheat to the King. “In this you will find the answer to your question,” the Sage said as he placed the grain of wheat in the King’s outstretched palm. Puzzled but unwilling to admit his ignorance the King clutched the grain of wheat and returned to his palace. He locked the precious grain in a tiny gold box and placed the box in his safe.

Each morning, upon waking, the King would open the box and look at the grain to seek an answer but could find nothing. Weeks later another sage, passing through, stopped to meet the King who eagerly invited him to resolve his dilemma. The King explained how he had asked the eternal question and this sage gave him a grain of wheat instead. “I have been looking for an answer every morning but I find nothing.” The Sage said: “It is quite simple, your honor. Just as this grain represents nourishment for the body, peace represents nourishment for the soul. Now, if you keep this grain locked up in a gold box it will eventually perish without providing nourishment or multiplying. However, if it is allowed to interact with the elements – light, water, air, soil – it will flourish, multiply and soon you would have a whole field of wheat which will nourish not only you but so many others.

This is the meaning of peace. It must nourish your soul and the souls of others, it must multiply by interacting with the elements.” Peace-a small word with a deeper meaning attached to it……different interpretations, different perspectives and different understandings yet the meaning is one but for one’s own self. Setting a yardstick about what peace means to you is your own way of looking at it. When I hear this pure, magical word the first thing I see is a satisfied soul and not just a quiet that has prevailed. But when quiet prevails, it maybe for mourning a death or even remembering someone great or just a quiet night sleep. And as Oscar Romero says- Peace is not the product of terror or fear.

Peace is not the silence of cemeteries. Peace is not the silent result of violent repression.

Peace is the generous, tranquil contribution of all to the good of all. So peace implies as something quiet yet good-from within and for something outside….. Stillness is one of the most important attribute of peace and not just it leads to a quiet environment around but makes us quiet from inside. To obtain this peace is not easy. There is a constant fight going on inside you….. White versus Black, Good versus Evil and when we obtain control over our ourselves we can win this war. Consequently, when good prevails over evil within us, can we spread peace to our external elements. Peace comes from living in the moment and looking for the good in others. Peacefulness comes from facing our fears and letting them – trust that things will turn out all right. While it is true that the world has become so complex and so technologically oriented that individuals no longer believe that they count or that they can do anything to affect world events, it is precisely the opposite.

For only when individuals take total responsibility for their own lives, find within themselves calm and power of ‘good’ and live in peace with their neighbors and environment, only then will forces be set in motion that will eventually bring about world peace. Nations go to war , often quoting peace as the reason. We must realize peace is a journey, not an end. Yet, in our efforts to obtain peace, we often do the most unpeaceful things. Instead of seeking inner peace, we seek to enforce peace on others. And that just doesn’t work. Peace is a gift you can give to others and to yourself. If you seek peace with a sincere heart, you can find it. Peace has the power to move mountains. Mahatma Gandhi had spread peace to the world and this was his power or else how could a frail man like him get India its freedom and Indians their rights. The quality of life depends not upon external development or material progress, but upon the inner development of peace and happiness. We all wish for world peace, but world peace will never be achieved unless we first establish peace within our own minds.

Without inner peace, outer peace is impossible. We can send so-called ‘peacekeeping forces’ into areas of conflict, but peace cannot be imposed from the outside with guns. Only by creating peace within our own mind and helping others do the same can we hope to achieve peace in this world. We can see from this that if we want true, lasting happiness we need to develop and maintain a special experience of inner peace. The only way to do this is by gradually reducing and eliminating our negative, disturbed states of mind and replacing them with positive, peaceful states. Eventually, through continuing to improve our inner peace we will experience permanent inner peace, or ‘nirvana’. Once we have attained nirvana we will be happy throughout our life, and in life after life. When a baby is born, he is innocent and believed to be the purest form of god in this materialistic world and when he dies he ‘Rests in Peace’. The unpeacefulness is in between these two stages of human life as he gets trapped in the materialistic trap of this world……… So, look for peace in you and not when no two nations are at war, or when you are relaxed because you are your biggest challenge and once you win over the evil inside you, no matter whatever happens outside you, you will surely be peaceful…….

“There is no way to peace; peace is the way.” – MAHATMA GANDHI Peace is a term that most commonly refers to an absence of aggression, violence or hostility.peace such a beautiful word. A word that makes us feel relaxed thinking about those beautiful white doves.When we come to imagine it we see the best of both worlds.A place close to nature and a place where happiness i sthe environment.But that world seems to remain a dream now! We talk about global peace and hold terrorism as the culprit.But think. when we cannot even keep peace with our ownselves , how can we talk about peace at such huge levels? We fight with people , our loved ones for reasons completely unnecessary. It takes less than a second to burst out in anger, doesn’t it? There the irony lies. What we must learn as the first step towards peace is SELF PEACE.. inner peace refers to a state of mind, body and mostly soul, a peace within ourselves.

People that experience inner peace say that the feeling is not dependent on time, people, place, or any external object or situation.When we learn to remain at peace with ourselves we will be at peace with the rest of the world. Now talking about peace at international levels.. We all know how terrorism threatens the very roots of peace. but that does not sem to be the only culprit. since the time nuclear weapons have arrived thw world has not seen peacve and never will unles we make a conscious effort to stop threatening the world with our nuclear power. The most important thing to remember when we talk about peace is love.Love and peace are inseparable.We cannot have one without the other.With love achieving peace becomes a cakewalk.

Whether it is inner peace or peace anywhere across the globe, love is the basis. love yourself and you shall attian inner peace. love others and you shall be at peace with all. To achieve peace at the global level, we also give NOBEL PEACE PRIZE.The prize has often met with controversy, as it is occasionally awarded to people who have formerly sponsored war and violence but who have, through exceptional concessions, helped achieve peace. With the basic ideas of peace in mind and conscious efforts towards achieving it in our daily life ,I hope we achieve our aim of global peace one day. “When the power of love overcomes the love of power , the world will know peace.” What peace means to me…

In a country, Peace is a term that most commonly refers to an absence of aggression, violence or hostility. Peace isn’t the absence of violence but rather the presence of justice. In a society, peace happens when different desires are in one agreement. Peace is based on many things, culture, education, family values, experience, & history (to name a few) but the basis is the same—-to co-exist without war, killing, & overpowering a fellow being. According to me, Peace is the feeling that all’s right with the world.

When everyone around me in my family, my friend circle and my neighbourhood is happy, eager to love, accept and relate… I feel at peace. Also, to me it means following what my heart says and sharing mutual trust and respect for people around me. However, in today’s world, peace and harmony face various threats. Terrorism, regional imbalance, economic disparity, and social inequality are some of the factors which threaten peace today. We all are so engrossed in our busy lifestyles and yet want our lives to be peaceful. We expect that peace to be omnipresent but what we need to realize is the fact that if we want peace- we have to live peacefully, love everyone, forgive, forget, etc. .

It’s not enough to stand around asking if world peace will ever happen because that won’t do anything. Actions speak louder than any words. If everyone starts living the peaceful, loving way, things will change. But someone has to start and lead by example. Mahatma Gandhi once said “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” We can’t rely on anyone else to do this. We have to do these ourselves. Acceptance, compassion, and tolerance are the foundation of peace. Mahatma Gandhi showed that peace ends suffering and oppression, not by warring against an enemy but by bearing witness to wrongs and allowing sympathy and common humanity to do their patient work. Nelson Mandela and Mother Teresa lived different aspects of peace, which was proven to be a viable way to achieve great things. In the end, I would like to conclude by presenting this touching poem I found on net, which describes that peace takes the form we give it.

The preamble to the United Nations Charter sums up the existential dilemma of today: “Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that defences of peace must be constructed”. The challenge today is in creating peace, and not in appreciating peace as a concept. And this cannot be done if we keep concentrating on destruction. It is time now to literally construct peace. But Peace is not just a feeling or a state of being. It is not just something that one would achieve only during long hours of prayers or meditation. And it is certainly not end-of-war alone. Peace is life itself. It is our original religion.

Peace, therefore, is a natural instinct and if we wish to construct a peaceful world, then all we’ve got to do, is to let it manifest in our lives. Paradise is called so not just because it is believed to be a place of scenic beauty it is also where the divine virtues of love and peace prevail. To achieve peace, three things have to be borne in mind: that peace is our natural religion; that all that we do affects those around us; and that to recharge our pure energies, we need to connect to the Supreme Source. A life operating on these three laws of peace will tangibly transform everything to a peaceful state and recreate the one culture that we all wish to re-establish in the world – that is, the culture of peace. War and terrorism have cast their shadow on the world.

Most world leaders, international organisations and so-called peace summits tend to define peace in the shadow of war, as ‘a situation where there is no war “between nations. By defining light as the ‘absence of darkness “or, life as the ‘absence of death”, we assign greater importance to the powers of darkness and death, or in the case of peace, to war, rather than peace. Peace is desirable, as is striving for peace. We agree that peace-marches and war protests have a place in this world, and unfortunately so does war.

One man’s war is another man’s peace. To achieve peace, three things have to be borne in mind: that peace is our natural religion; that all that we do affects those who surround us; and that to recharge our pure energies, we need to connect to the Supreme Source. A life operating on these three laws of peace will tangibly transform everything to a peaceful state and recreate the one culture that we all wish to re-establish in the world – that is, the culture of peace. This is the way of peace: Overcome evil with good, falsehood with truth, and hatred with love. The way of peace is the way of love. Love is the greatest power on earth. It conquers all things

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We the messengers of peace With a message for peace on earth For peace we pray in distress This virtue we yearn to harness

chorus Peace in the human heart Peace on human face Peace as human dress Peace for the human race

Hate is strong and peace fragile Is what we often fear That wrong shall fail and right prevail Is our message loud and clear

As Martin Luther King has said “I have a dream”. So do I, a dream that one day peace prevails on Earth. No person cuts a brother’s or a sister’s head, no violence, no one feels unsafe to walk around, no bombs, no terrorist and there is a sense of understanding and love all around. “lokah samasta sukhino bhavantu” (May all beings everywhere attain happiness & freedom.)

Observe all around. What is the best thing that this creation has ever produced? Mountains, trees, animals, birds no, it’s the human beings. We are the once in the world who have a sense of discrimination or in Hindi “Vivek” and what use are we making of that wonderful mind which the nature has bestowed upon us. Making a master plan to attack Mumbai or World trade Centre would certainly not the best use of mind. Come on think of it. What is it that these people want? Are they fighting for religion? Then I would say that these people have not understood the true meanings of the holy books which they pretend to have read. If someone throws a stone at a temple, a mosque or a church, we run after that man like dogs with swords in our hands to kill him. But are these temples, mosques, churches real? Why would God want to reside in places created by human beings for Him. He will live in the best designed creation of all.

He lives in us! And we do not think even for a moment to cut another person’s throat just because he insulted a religion. No religion teaches to fight. It’s us who have interpreted these religions as per our convenience that we believe that we are the saviours. That insecurity, which is a result of all these attacks and bombs blast have started to creep in. My mother says, “do not go to a crowded place on Saturdays or Sundays”. At every moment there is a sense of fear that some where or may be at our place, there will be a nuclear attack and nothing will be left. Just even thinking that what are these morons upto, create a feeling of disgust, horror, anger and at the same time ‘pity’. Yes ‘pity’ is the right word. I pity these people and look down upon them as they do not even know the real purpose of this creation.

They have their own concepts of religion, place and living life which are far from the actual meaning. They are no more than a unwanted group of parasites which have their own world and want to conquer our world. An insecticide must be created for these people because in my opinion, they won’t change with talks. Their minds are corrupted till the roots that even sitting in a world summit where we invite all the terrorist leaders to talk and discuss ‘what the hell is there problem ?’ and making settlements won’t do any good. ‘An ostrich dugs its head inside the earth’s surface and thinks that the danger is off because it is not visible.’ We cannot afford all this. I feel sad when I say that all these terrorists must be given a taste of the fear which they have caused on the society ,but what else can we do?….give in to their demands and create a world full of people who do not have any moral or civil sense. When a disease is inflicted upon ,one needs to take a bitter medicine or the disease won’t go. And after all this I pray in future that I sall never see a war on earth. “OM dhyauH shaantiH

Antariksha shaantiH aapaH shaantiH AushadhayaH shaantiH vanaspatayaH shaantiH visvedevaaH shaantiH shaantireva shaantiH saa maa shaantiredhi OM shaantiH shaantiH shaantiH” (May there be peace in heaven, may there be peace in sky, – may there be peace on the earth, may there be peace in waters – may there be peace in herbs, may there be peace in vegetations – may there be peace in all the Gods, may there be peace in entire Bramha (creation) – may there peace everywhere, may there be peace and only peace, may that peace embrace me. OM !! Peace Peace Peace)))

All the world over people crave for peace. The leaders and politicians of the world are trying to achieve world peace. But many difficulties come in the way. There is fear and suspicion among nations. Russia suspects the motives of American. America likewise does not trust Russia. Pakistan says that it is afraid of India. That is way she is aiming herself with latest weapons. Some countries are very much advance in science. Their economic condition is far superior to that of others. Such countries want to dominate weaker countries. They exploit them. This creates tension and other conflicts break out here and there. While peace has been established in Vietnam, the Middle East is still the danger spot of the world. Indian and Pakistan are still not on friendly terms. Local wars in these areas can lead to a world war any day.

Narrow patriotism, religion fanaticism and military pacts also come in the way of world peace. Some countries want to capture the markets of the world for their trade. This causes unhealthy competition. The possibilities of World War are thus increased and those of peace minimized. Apart form this, there is the questions of ‘black and white’. The white people hate ‘black’ men. This hatred creates difficulties in the way of the establishment of peace. It is said that voice of the people is the voice of God. Nowhere in the world people want war. They are fed up with it. The desire for peace is supreme in their hearts. So ways and means must be found for persevering world peace. Following ways may be suggested to ensure everlasting peace in the world. First, there must be disarmament. Powerful countries should give up the race of arming themselves and their friendly countries to the teeth. The manufacture of deathly weapons should be stopped.

This will create a feeling of security. There will be faith instead of suspicion among the various countries of the world. Secondly, big counties should not only accept the principles of ‘Panch Sheela’ in theory, but should follow them strictly in practice. These are the five principles of international conduct given to the world by our late Prime Minister Nehru. World peace can be secured only by their observance in practice. Thirdly, peace can be established only of the U.N.O is allowed to work smoothly. All the nations of the world must respect its decisions. Problem should be solved amicably through this agency. The destiny of the world rests in the hands of its leaders. They should unite to achieve this aim.

The power of science should be used for human welfare alone. Scientist should put a check on its use for destructive purposes. The people and the politicians should unite and work for world peace. With the disintegration of the Soviet Union, the danger of a third world war gas come to an end. Regional security system are being worked out. These are happy sings which indicate that good sense is drawing on the leaders of the world Terms for Nuclear Ban Treaty are being discussed by the nuclear powers. This is a good sign for world-peace. But the U.S.A has grown all powerful. It is increasingly playing the role of the policeman of the world. This tendency is a dangerous one. It must be crushed in the very beginning .

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United Nations is an international organization, established in 1945 after the Second World War following the dire consequences of the First and the Second World Wars. Although the First World War led to the establishment of the League of Nations in order to promote international peace and security, it failed to prevent the occurrence of the Second World War. To overcome the flaws in the League of Nations, the United Nations was formed on 26 June 1945, when the Charter of the United Nations was signed by member states. The functions of the United Nations as stipulated in the Article 1 include maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, promoting international cooperation in problem solving and harmonization of the collective responsibility of the nations (Auden, 1997, p. 50). This essay examines the role of the United Nations in maintenance of international peace and security, and its effectiveness as empowered by the charter.

The Charter of the United Nations Article 24 empowers the Security Council to exercise the functions of the United Nation. According to the International Court of Justice (2010), the United Nations members “confer on the Security Council primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, and agree that in carrying out its duties under this responsibility the Security Council acts on their behalf.” The Security Council has prerogative of determining peace and security status of the member states by ensuring that every member has equal rights of protection. The Security Council should discharge its functions as stipulated in chapters VI, VII, and XII in the Charter of the United Nations. Chapter VI of the United Nations Charter deals with Pacific Settlement of Disputes. This chapter empowers the Security Council to call disputing parties to solve any dispute “by negotiation, enquiry, mediation, conciliation, arbitration, judicial settlement, resort to regional agencies or arrangements, or other peaceful means of their own choice” (Browne, 2003, p. 16). The Security Council identify, investigate and recommend appropriate procedures of addressing situations that may threaten the maintenance of international peace and security to the International Court of Justice (Novak, 2001, p. 5). In chapter VII, the United Nations Charter gives powers to the security to “determine the existence of any threat to the peace, breach of the peace, or act of aggression and shall make recommendations, or decide what measures shall be taken in accordance with Article 41 and 42, to maintain or restore international peace and security” (Miller, 1999, p. 67). The Security Council will use all means to make sure that all its members are protected against any threat to peace or an aggression. In chapter VII, the United Nations Charter empowers the Security Council to ensure that any regional arrangements that involve maintenance of the international peace and security should comply with the United Nations purposes and principles. According to the Article 52, “the Security Council shall encourage the development of pacific settlement of local disputes through such regional arrangements or by such regional agencies either on the initiative of the states concerned or by reference from the Security Council” (Brader, 2005, p. 78). The Security Council should be updated “at all times about the activities undertaken or in contemplation under regional arrangements or by regional agencies for the maintenance of international peace and security” (Smith, 2002, p. 33). Since the United Nations Security Council is responsible for the maintenance of peace and security worldwide, then any issues related to peace and security are of great concern lest they threaten peace and security of others.

Political nature of the General Assembly and the Security Council hinder the effectiveness of the United Nations in fostering international peace and security. Simon (2009) argues that, ‘the United Nations’ efforts to preserve international peace and security are the most contentious aspect of its entire work, because of the inherently political nature of its role” (p. 23). The resolution of conflicts and disputes depend on the political orientation of the General Assembly, Security Council and member states thus complicating the issues. The decision to invade Iraq was formulated politically by George Bush and Tony Blair to deceive the world that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction. Prados and Ames (2010), argue that, “the evidence indicates the decision was made very early, long before ultimatums to Iraq or other diplomatic action.” This shows that the main reason for Iraq invasion was political rather than a security reason. Another case is the cold war between the United State and Soviet Union where Baruch describes it as “the most important political and diplomatic issue of the early post war period” (2007). The split of the Soviet Union was due to political influence of the United Nations.

The main reason for the establishment of the United Nations was save the world against horrible consequences of war. Horrible experiences of First and Second World War made the world leaders to come together and think of various ways of preventing the future occurrence of war. The United Nations in its Security Council arm is fostering international peace and security through legal procedures, diplomacy and military peacekeeping. With this noble responsibility, the United Nations experiences undue political pressure as they maintain international peace and security.

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    The functions of the United Nations as stipulated in the Article 1 include maintaining international peace and security, developing friendly relations among nations, promoting international cooperation in problem solving and harmonization of the collective responsibility of the nations (Auden, 1997, p. 50).