Voices from Aotearoa-New Zealand
Alyn Ware is the International Representative of the Peace Foundation. He is also the International Co-ordinator for the Parliamentary Network for Nuclear Disarmament, and Consultant for the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms. Alyn was the UN Co-ordinator for the World Court Project, which led the effort to achieve a ruling from the International Court of Justice on the legality of the threat or use of nuclear weapons. He was one of the co-ordinators for the drafting of a model Nuclear Weapons Convention, a treaty on the abolition of nuclear weapons, which has been circulated by the United Nations. Alyn is currently a vice-president of the International Peace Bureau. Alyn has been a member of New Zealand government delegations to a number of inter-governmental meetings and is co-author of a number of books including Parliamentarians and Nuclear Weapons, Security and Survival: The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Convention, and Our Planet in Every Classroom and the Cool Schools Peer Mediation Programme. In 1986 he was awarded the UN International Year of Peace (Aotearoa) prize for his peace education work with schools in the Mobile Peace Van. In 2009, he was awarded the Right Livelihood Award for his effective and creative advocacy and to rid the world of nuclear weapons.