WHAT IS 2020 A YEAR WITHOUT WAR?
WE ARE A GLOBAL SOCIAL MOVEMENT
We are people from around the world, regardless of political affiliations, inclusive of all religious beliefs, across all cultures, coming together to make 2020 A Year Without War. We are individuals, groups, institutions and governments. We are students, educators, artists, scientists, authors, philanthropists, businesses, civic leaders, members of the military and citizens of every nation. Bringing our talents and passion together to build a network that will achieve a global ceasefire for the year 2020.
United Nations Setting Their Sights on Bringing an End to the Longest Armed Conflict in the Western Hemisphere.by James Becker 2020 AYWW Student Intern It only took 220,000+ casualties, the displacement of more than five million civilians, and 51 years of bloodshed, but Colombians are getting closer and closer to achieving something that they haven’t had in more than half a century: the absence of war. The conflict between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) began in approximately 1964 and has continued to this day. Rampant drug trafficking, kidnappings, terror attacks, and countless acts of cold-blooded murder between the two forces left the country on the brink of becoming a failed state. However, due to a series of peace negotiations beginning in 2012, the Colombian government and the FARC are now finding themselves on the verge of an armistice in 2016. The two sides requested the United Nations to oversee the process of disarmament. Acting just days after the request, the U.N. Security Council unanimously voted to establish a political mission to bring an end to the Colombian conflict. If 51 years of violence can be resolved through a path as simple as human communication: Who’s to say that the elimination of war in the Middle East is unattainable? Who’s to say that we can’t put an end to the bloodbath that has consumed the nations of Africa? Who’s to say that the goal of 2020 A Year Without War is insurmountable? These goals can be met, but we need your help. JOIN, LIKE, RECRUIT, DONATE to 2020 A Year Without War. Get Involved! To learn more about the political mission that the U.N. plans to implement, check out the link... read more