Mission: We work to build the political will in the united states to support a future in which nations work together to abolish war, protect rights and freedoms, and solve the problems facing humanity that no nation can solve alone. This requires effective democratic global institutions that will apply the rule of law while respecting the diversity and autonomy of national and local communities.
Programs: Communicated with public officials regarding (1) the united states' engagement and cooperation with the international criminal court; (2) global interdependence and the importance of the united states' participation in multilateral treaties (including the united nations' women's treaty, the law of the sea, nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament treaties, and climate change treaties); and (3) the united states' leadership in genocide prevention and the establishment and defense of human rights activities including educational programming and collaboration with other civil society organizations.
I have admired this organization ever since I first heard about it's goals in the 1950s. While I was in graduate school at Cornell University I heard a talk by Norman Cousins. He spoke of his vision of the U.S. actively pursuing a just and peaceful world through cooperative global decision-making. This organization pushes for a U.S. foreign policy that reflects the values of equality and justice by empowering global structures like the UN....to work for global solutions. It has accomplished much in over 60 years of working for global solutions.