Putting an End to Violence...

The world spends more than $1.5 trillion on military expenditures. This is about 2.7% ofthe global GDP or about $225 for every person in the world.

By comparison, The United Nations that was set up to preserve peace through international cooperation has a budget of $30 billion. The existing world nuclear arsenal can destroy our entire civilization many times over.

The use of force to resolve personal and national conflicts has created a cycle of violence that has to be replaced by a culture of tolerance, humanity, dialogue and peace.