Doves Don't Do it!
If doves don’t do it, what does? Come and join Business Plan for Peace to explore what it takes to build a world without war. Humanity now has the experience, knowledge and tools to prevent and resolve conflict without the use of violence. War is past its sell-by date!
Chaired by Teohna Williams
Scilla Elworthy Three times Nobel Peace Prize nominee for her work with Oxford Research Group to develop effective dialogue between nuclear weapons policy-makers worldwide and their critics, work which included a series of meetings between Chinese, Russian and western nuclear scientists and military. She founded Peace Direct in 2002 to fund, promote and learn from local peace-builders in conflict areas: Peace Direct was voted ‘Best New Charity’ in 2005.
Kristina Lunz is an award-winning human rights activist, co-founder and Germany director of the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy, and adviser to the German Federal Foreign Office. She was also recently named on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. Public speaker and feminist activist she continues to raise her voice against sexism, educational inequality, and racism, with “zero tolerance for social injustice,” as she says.
Jeremy Gilley In September 2001, as a result of Jeremy’s efforts, a General Assembly resolution was unanimously adopted by UN member states, establishing 21 September as an annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence on the UN International Day of Peace – Peace Day. To prove the day can work, Jeremy and Peace One Day Ambassador Jude Law travelled to Afghanistan to spearhead a campaign that, over the years, has resulted in 4.5 million children being vaccinated against polio in hitherto unreachable areas, as a result of Peace Day agreements in the region.
This discussion will be followed by an improvisation performance from The Renegade Saints at 6pm who will take the ideas discussed and together with you create new ways to build a more peaceful world.