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Causes: Arms Control & Peace, International

Mission: To educate and advocate for peace and a world free of nuclear weapons and to empower peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the nuclear age. The nuclear age peace foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan international education and advocacy organization. It has consultative status to the united nations economic and social council and is recognized by the un as a peace messenger organization.

Programs: Public education and outreachthe foundation's annual awards dinner honored an outstanding peace leader and reached approximately 300 people in the santa barbara area and thousands more through video. The annual frank kelly lecture brings leading thinkers to santa barbara for an evening lecture. The 2017 lecture reached 600 people plus thousands more through video. Sadako peace day is an annual event held in santa barbara, california to commemorate the victims of the atomic bombings of hiroshima and nagasaki, and all innocent victims of war. The 2017 event reached over 100 people. The foundation's primary websites, www. Wagingpeace. Org, www. Nuclearzero. Org, and www. Nuclearfiles. Org, contain vast amounts of information relating to both contemporary and historical issues of the nuclear age. In 2017, the websites were visited by over 500,000 unique users. The sunflower e-newsletter is a monthly newsletter on nuclear issues that reaches over 80,000 people by email.

peace literacypeace literacy is a growing movement of educators and concerned citizens who want to empower people with the training, skills, and understanding needed to heal the root causes of our problems, rather than merely addressing surface symptoms. The peace literacy program offers individuals a new way of learning about peace, social justice and the actions people can take to create a more peaceful world. The foundation works closely with educators around the united states to develop and implement peace literacy curriculum.

nuclear zerothe foundation served as a consultant to the republic of the marshall islands in the nuclear zero lawsuits, which the marshall islands filed against the world's nine nuclear-armed nations in april 2014 at the international court of justice (icj) and separately against the united states in u. S. Federal court. The foundation worked to coordinate a team of pro-bono lawyers from around the world to work on the applications and subsequent materials for the nine lawsuits brought before the international court of justice. The foundation worked to build a consortium of organizations dedicated to the abolition of nuclear weapons and, specifically, to supporting the marshall islands' nuclear zero lawsuits. In addition to its active participation in networks including abolition 2000, the international campaign to abolish nuclear weapons, the alliance for nuclear accountability, and the middle powers initiative, the foundation built relationships with groups from around the world interested in pursuing this bold new approach toward nuclear disarmament. The foundation created and executed a media strategy in support of the marshall islands' nuclear zero lawsuits, including both social media and traditional media.

the foundation works to empower a new generation of peace leaders through hosting approximately 10 interns per year, both paid and volunteer. The peace poetry contest encourages poets to explore and illuminate positive visions of peace and the human spirit. The contest received approximately 200 entries in 2017. The winning poems were published on the foundation's website. The swackhamer disarmament video contest seeks short videos on subjects relating to nuclear disarmament. The contest received over 50 entries in 2017. The action alert network gives members the opportunity to communicate with members of congress and other decision-makers about important nuclear issues in order to influence legislation and policy. In 2017, over 50,000 individuals received action alerts via email. The international network of engineers and scientists for global responsibility is an independent non-profit organization committed to influencing the role and the impact that science and technology have on society.

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