Alyn Ware

Alyn Ware is a New Zealand peace educator and campaigner in the areas of peace, non-violence, nuclear abolition, international law, women’s rights, children’s rights and the environment.

He is an advocate for the use of legal and political mechanisms to resolve conflicts and prevent war. He was part of the government advisory team that integrated peace education into the New Zealand school curriculum, and he co-established a number of programs to implement peace education in schools, including Our Planet in Every Classroom, Cool Schools Peer Mediation, Mobile Peace Van, Schools Peace Week and the UN Decade of Nonviolence Schools Outreach Program.

Internationally, Mr Ware worked for the World Federalist Movement to help establish an International Criminal Court. He has served as Vice-President of International Peace Bureau, a Nobel Peace Laureate organisation working for peace, war prevention and disarmament for development.

He has served as the Executive Director of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (USA), during which time he was coordinator of the effort at the United Nations to achieve a ruling from the International Court of Justice on the illegality of nuclear weapons (achieved in 1996). He is a co-founder of the Abolition 2000 Global Network to Eliminate Nuclear Weapons – which was established in 1995 and has grown to include more than 2000 organizations in over 90 countries.

Mr Ware has served as the Global Coordinator for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament since it was founded in 2002. He is a member of the World Future Council – a group of 50 eminent people advancing exemplary policy to protect the environment for future generations as well as in many other organisations.

Mr Ware has won a number of awards including the Right Livelihood Award (Sweden), United Nations International Year for Peace Award (New Zealand), Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Award (New Zealand), Alliance for Nuclear Accountability Award (USA) and Tom Perry Peace Award (Canada).