[gha] TO UN and UNESCO to Initiate Global Peace Science on G20 Summit, September 5-6, 2013, St. Petersburg, Russia.

  • From: Leo Semashko <leo.semashko@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: williamsbj@xxxxxx, c.von-furstenberg@xxxxxxxxxx, p.alvarez@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 15:36:33 +0400

August 22, 2013

The UN Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon through the UN Peacebuilding Support 
Office (http://www.unpbf.org), 
Chief: Brian J. Williams, williamsbj@xxxxxx, and
The UNESCO Director-General, Mrs. Irina Bokova through the UNESCO Social and 
Human Sciences Sector 
(http://www.unesco.org/new/en/social-and-human-sciences/), Chief: CHRISTINA VON 
FURSTENBERG, c.von-furstenberg@xxxxxxxxxx and 
Assistant Director-General for this Sector: PILAR ?LVAREZ-LASO: 

Copy: To Russian Presidency at the G20 Summit, September 5-6, 2013, St. 
Petersburg, Russia: info@xxxxxxxxxxxx

Your opportunity to initiate Global Peace Science (GPS) at the G20 Summit with 
purpose to include this topic in the G20 agenda in any format

        GPS is a necessary condition for effective work of the UN and UNESCO in 
the 21st century, so the need for it is obvious and demands no proof. The most 
democratic and productive way to create this science would be an International 
Contest among more than 400 Peace Research Centers worldwide under the G20 
aegis. This will subordinate the economic growth to a goal of peace, not war 
and weapons. The GPS first project is the fruit of eight years of work by GHA. 
It shows one of the possible ways of creating it (see below).
       The idea of GPS ??creation and its sufficient prerequisites are 
described in detail below in the Global Harmony Association (GHA) Open Letter 
by 57 of its members from 20 countries to the G20 leaders and Russian 
Presidency at their nearest Summit September 5-6, 2013 in St. Petersburg. This 
letter, together with the other documents for the G20, are posted here: 
         The GPS is initiated not only in the GHA Letter but also in personal 
messages of GHA members to Presidents of Russia, USA, South Africa, France, 
Argentina, Nigeria, Ghana, and to Prime Ministers of Italy, India, Japan, 
Spain, etc. Many similar letters to other heads of states and governments will 
be sent. The leaders of each state, if they want peace, not war, could initiate 
the creation of this science under the G20 aegis, or in other ways, for 
example, in their countries. This initiative from either side answers the key 
question: If a science of war is possible, why not initiate a science of peace?

GPS’ COMPLIANCE with the UN and UNESCO Charters:
         The UN Charter in Article 1 defines that " The Purposes of the United 
Nations are: to maintain international peace, ... the prevention and removal of 
threats to the peace, ... the suppression of acts of aggression or other 
breaches of the peace, ... to strengthen universal peace ... and harmonizing 
the actions of nations in the attainment of these common ends."
         In the UNESCO's Constitution we read: "That since wars begin in the 
minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be 
constructed". That is expressed in the UNESCO motto: "Building peace in the 
minds of men and women."
It is clear that effectively building peace in the minds of people is 
impossible without peace science. So far the highest expression and the best 
defense of war in minds of people is military science, prospering for more than 
200 years. Today the highest expression and the best defense of peace in minds 
of people will be the Global Peace Science (GPS). It does not yet exist, but 
will be created in the 21st century in accordance with a requirement of the 
UNESCO Constitution: "the defense of peace must be constructed", i.e. GPS 
should be created. This is a great need for the UN and UNESCO. The GHA letter 
mentioned above is devoted to constructing peace science as the best reasonable 
defense of peace at people and nations.
Effective achievement of the UN and UNESCO purposes in the global world of the 
21st century is impossible without adopting Global Peace Science (GPS), giving 
scientific and understandable to all peoples’ questions seeking a method to use 
in achieving these purposes.
         CONCLUSION: GPS is required for nations, governments, the UN and 
UNESCO. GPS does not conflict with the Charters but only strengthens them and 
ensures effective achievement of their purposes in the 21st century to prevent 
the recurrence the bloodiest in history 20th century.

Result for the UN and UNESCO:
Your initiative will provide the highest peacemaking prestige and deeper global 
impact of the UN and UNESCO in the 21st century.

For the full text, please see the attachment

Letter publication: 
In English: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=582
In Russian: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=ru_c&key=605

Sincerely Yours,

Dr Leo Semashko:
State  Councillor  of  St.  Petersburg,
Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony;
Director:  Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;
Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA);
Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
Global Peace Science from Harmony: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=582;
World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base:
GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony for World Peace:
GHA Peace Video: http://youtu.be/hbxY5lREOeA;
My Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253;
Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia
Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leo.semashko?ref=tn_tnmn

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