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New Global Non-Violence Ambassador Johan Ernst Nilson and his knotted gun sculpture One World - to unite the world in peace.
New Global Non-Violence Ambassador Johan Ernst Nilson and his knotted gun sculpture One World - to unite the world in peace.

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New Global Non-Violence Ambassador Johan Ernst Nilson and his knotted gun sculpture One World - to unite the world in peace.

Swedish explorer, philanthropist and adventure activist Johan Ernst Nilson becomes Global Non-Violence Ambassador thanks to his strong engagement in The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF) work globally.

Johan Ernst's motto in life - "Everything is Possible - the Impossible just takes more time!" has made him one of the world's leading explorers having accomplished 52 expeditions in 172 countries. Johan Ernst has embarked on a journey from the North Pole to the South Pole, has climbed the Seven Summits, has flown a boat across Europe, cycled from Sweden to the Sahara Desert, and a lot more. He is an advocate against global warming and poverty, and now a strong supporter and activist for nonviolence and peace in the world.

"I know that people always will disagree. We are 7 billion people and there will always be disagreements in our world. But I am certain that we are able to find a balance in the world, and the key is information, education and communication. 

Our next generation needs to learn the moral and ethics grounds; we need to start understanding and respect one another better. I am proud to be a global Non-Violence Ambassador and will use all my power to engage people I meet to support the important mission - to inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully."

As a Non-Violence Ambassador Johan Ernst has designed his own knotted gun sculpture, originally created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. Johan Ernst's sculpture, named One World, is decorated with all UN member states flags and illustrates Johan Ernst's vision for the peaceful world. The UN has recently released three Non-Violence stamps under their definitive collection, the One World sculpture design being one of them.

"The Non-Violence Ambassador plays an important role and enables us to spread the awareness about our educational programs and activities around the world. We are very grateful and happy that Johan Ernst joins the likes of Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Ringo Starr and Muhammed Ali (RIP) as a Global Non-Violence Ambassador" says Jan Hellman, Co-Founder NVPF.

The knotted gun sculpture One World is available on the international market in the size of 30cm, in a limited edition. To order: www.nonviolenceartproject.com/products/oneworld Password: oneworld

Email order: info@nonviolenceartproject.com

Part of the revenues from the One World sales supports the foundations global educational work.

For more information please contact;

Jan Hellman, Co-Founder, The Non-Violence Project Foundation

Email: jan@nonviolence.com

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The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF) is a non-profit organisation with a mission to inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully. NVPF was founded in 1993 in Switzerland and has educated more than 8 million young people, teachers, and sports coaches on five continents.  www.nonviolence.com 

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We inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully through education.

The Non-Violence Project Foundation is a non-profit organisation with a mission to inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully. We have educated more than 8 million young people on five continents since the organisation was founded 1993 in Switzerland.

Our educational programs work towards prevention through subjects like respect for one another, self-esteem, tolerance, conflict resolution, emotional intelligence, bullying, etc. It is designed for young people, ages 10-19, and combines academics with athletics in our programs Schools for Peace (10 lessons in 3 levels) and Sports for Peace (10 lessons in 3 levels) and the new Anti-bullying program.

Our education programs and outreach initiatives have won several awards for best practise. President Obama awarded NVP the ”President’s Call to Service Award” in 2011. Other awards include the Presidential Daily Light Award, received by President Bill Clinton, the Paul Harris Fellow Award given by Rotary International, the American National Safety Council Award for best practise and the Weed & Seed Award given by US Justice Department in 2009.

For more information about us and our educational programs, please visit
www.nonviolence.com and for contact please email info@nonviolence.com .

The Non-Violence Project Foundation
Maison Internationale de l’Environnement 2, Chemin de Balexert 9
1219 Geneva
Switzerland