2020 A Year Without War

2014 Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Sathyarthi with AYWW Board Chair Joe White.

2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karmanwith AYWW Board Chair Joe White.

2020 AYWW supporters at King's College London

2020 AYWW supporters at Behzadi School, Kabul, Afghanistan

2020 AYWW supporters at Wazir Gul Shaheed

Our 2017 Fundraising Drive is underway!

Dear supporters,

The 2020 AYWW Mission has always had the unique values of a deadline, an expiration date and a quantified goal. As many of you also know, our Mission is now focused precisely upon securing a United Nations Truce for the year 2020. Actually, an eleven-month extension of the anticipated UN Olympic Truce for the 2020 Summer Tokyo Games. For nearly twenty years, the UN has passed an Olympic Truce every two years for the Olympic Games.

Last month a 2020 AYWW delegation traveled to the 16th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Bogota, Colombia. 2020 AYWW had been invited to provide a workshop for the Summit. An Honor indeed! 2020 AYWW has now been invited back for next year’s World Summit. At this year’s Summit we were able to meet with Tawakkol Karman (2011 Peace Laureate), Leymah Gbowee (2011 Peace Laureate) and Kailash Sathyarthi (2014 Peace Laureate). Each has expressed an interest in supporting 2020 AYWW. We are now in correspondence and have requested that they lobby to help build the coalition needed in the UN to secure the 2020 global UN truce.

We are now contacting the UN Ambassadors of the top twenty nations listed on the Global Peace Index along with those representing the top twenty nations on the Global Human Development Index. We are also hoping to be able to announce celebrity endorsements this spring. And as many of you will recall, our 2020 AYWW Delegation to the UN this past fall was selected as one of three organizations to address the entire assembly for the UN International Day of Peace Celebrations in New York. 2017 is now our year to secure our first nations of support in the UN for the 2020 UN global truce.

We are also hoping to be able to announce celebrity endorsements this spring. And as many of you will recall, our 2020 AYWW Delegation to the UN this past fall was selected as one of three organizations to address the entire assembly for the UN International Day of Peace Celebrations in New York. 2017 is now our year to secure our first nations of support in the UN for the 2020 UN global truce.

While our executive staff have all volunteered, our present growth has come with more financial need. Below you will find our budget and fundraising goals. Your cash donation is much appreciated but you may also have a non-cash donation. Please contact us and let us know how best you can support 2020 AYWW.

Rent                                   $8,400
Phone & Wi-Fi                    $1,300
Social Media & Supplies     $2,500
Computer Equipment         $2,100
Travel & Conferences         $13,000
Total                                  $27,300

The light is at the end of the tunnel. For those of you who’ve been here since the beginning, what significant progress we’ve made together! It’s now our final push to 2020 AYWW. Your generous support is essential for our team to meet the requirements needed to complete our mission - secure our one year truce of all members of the United Nations by 2020.

Thanks one and all! Sincerely,

Professor Joseph P. White
2020 AYWW Chairman of the Board

Who We Are

We are people from around the world.

We know that conflict among human beings is inevitable.

However, we know that war is an outdated and extremely violent means of conflict resolution, costing countless lives and resources.

We are non-partisan and non-religious. We are neither anti-military, pacifist, nor a peace movement. We are a dedicated and engaged community of anti-war activists with a simple, clear mission: to stop war in 2020.

Living in peace is not simply the absence of war. However, the absence of war is the first essential step to living in peace. 2020 A Year Without War is humanity's first step to abolishing war.

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Our Mission

Our social experiment is to use technology never before available to build and give voice to a growing global community to just say "No!" to war for one year, 2020.

The goal of our community is to secure a United Nations Resolution for a one-year global ceasefire in 2020 among all UN member nations.

For nearly 20 years, the UN General Assembly has signed a one-month global ceasefire for each of the Olympic Games. We anticipate such a ceasefire for the 2020 Summer Olympic games in Tokyo. We want that ceasefire extended to cover the entire year.

2020 AYWW is not concerned with civil wars or non-state actor wars. We have a simple mission, a clear dream, a precise deadline and a detailed plan.

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