The Center for Global Nonkilling (CGNK)

3653 Tantalus Drive
Honolulu, Hawai'i
96822-5033 United States

The Center for Global Nonkilling (CGNK) is a not-for-profit organization based in Honolulu, Hawai`i. The long-term, global mission of CGNK is to eliminate killing in the world by working towards the creation of killing-free societies through discovering and encouraging nonkilling human capabilities; infusing nonkilling principles into education and policy; applying nonkilling knowledge in zones of conflict; developing and supporting nonkilling leaders; assisting institutions/centers working towards nonkilling; and monitoring, synthesizing, and disseminating information about nonkilling. Members of CGNK's Leadership Team and Governing Council come from seven countries on four continents. Working to effect change on a global scale, CGNK is interested in developing effective working partnerships with organizations, institutions and individuals who share the belief that significantly reducing killing in the world is not only desirable but necessary for the advance of humankind. During 2009, major CGNK initiatives included the Center's first exploratory colloquium, focused on neuroscience and nonkilling, and the first Nonkilling Leadership Academy, involving 12 young leaders from 11 countries.

VPA focal person

Joám Evans Pim
Interim Director
Tel: (+1) 808-536-7442

Joám Evans Pim studied Journalism, Anthropology and Politics at undergraduate and graduate levels. He served as CGNK Team Leader for Communication (2008-2009) and Research (2009-2011) and previously collaborated with the Strategic Planning Committee formed in 2008 to develop the organization. Volumes he has edited include Global nonkilling leadership (2008, with Glenn Paige), Toward a nonkilling paradigm (2009), Nonkilling societies (2010) and Engineering nonkilling (2011). He also authored the entry on nonkilling in The Oxford international encyclopedia of peace (2010). Before working for CGNK he lectured at the University of Santiago de Compostela and directed the Galizan Institute for International Security and Peace Studies.