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U.N. Disarmament Week

Begins each October 24th on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations.

Each year during U.N. Disarmament Week, the United Nations encourages the public to increase awareness about the danger of the arms race and the urgency of bringing such a race to an end. U.N. Disarmament Week is an important opportunity for us to recognize that disarmament is a key element in creating a more just and peaceful world. The MY HERO Project observes UN Disarmament Week by bringing you the heroes behind the movement.

Stories


Mohamed Sidibay

By: Annie Merkley
Mohamed Sidibay speaks out to give a name and a face behind the stories of child soldiers.

Ron Kovic

By: Betty Bailey and Jeanne Meyers
Ron Kovic is honored at the MY HERO Celebration of Peace.

Marianne Williamson

By: Wendy Jewell from The MY HERO Project
Marianne Williamson is the founder of the Department of Peace Campaign.

Yuri Mason

By: Monica Olson
Yuri Mason shared her love of life and peace through the power of her paintings.

Dr. Caldicott

Dr. Caldicott has been a lifelong anti-nuclear activist.

Corbin Harney

Corbin Harney has spread a message of peace throughout the world.

Andrei Sakharov

Andrei Sakharov was a Russian Nobel Peace Prize winner devoted to justice and human rights.

Sadako Sasaki

By: Amanda E. from Derry NH
Sadako Sasaki inspired an international peace movement.

Adi Roche

Adi Roche founded an organization that helps orphans of nuclear disaster.

Daniel Ellsberg

By: Robert Ellsberg
Daniel Ellsberg is a whistle blower and truth teller responsible for publishing the Pentagon Papers.

Jody Williams

By: Jeff Trussel

Kimmie Weeks

By: My Hero Staff
Kimmie Weeks survived the war in Liberia and now works to rebuild communities in war-torn countries.

Womens Peace Movement of Liberia

By: Amanda Molinaro from Irvine
Womens Peace Movement of Liberia stopped the violence in through peaceful means.

Albert Baez

By: Emma Navajas
Albert Baez was a prominent Mexican American physicist and pacifist.

Dr. Jeni Stepanek

By: Slater Jewell-Kemker
Dr. Jeni Stepanek is interviewed by MY HERO's Slater Jewell-Kemker.

Loung Ung

By: Kiersten from New Jersey

Mikhail Gorbachev

By: Andrey from Tselina, Russia
Mikhail Gorbachev helped melt the ice of the Cold War.

UWC Initiative for Peace

UWC Initiative for Peace brings together teens from India and Pakistan to discuss nuclear disarmament.

Mohamed ElBaradei

John Wallach

By: Susannah Abbey
John Wallach helps young people learn to make friends of enemies.

Art


Make Peace War is Over

By: Hindowa Anthony from Sierra Leone
Peacemakers comfort victims and ease the transition to peaceful times

Daniel Ellsberg

By: Robert Shetterly from Americans Who Tell the Truth

No War Zone

By: Ahmed Lavaly of Sierra leone
Artist is 16 years old and is a student at Sierra Leone Grammar School

Senegal Mural

By: Cheikh Seck's students
Disarmament

May Peace Prevail on Earth 2013

By: James Chen from USA

Guernica

By: Pablo Picasso (1881 - 1973)

Inori

By: Youth of Hiroshima
- a prayer for non-nuclear peace -

Inori

By: Youth of Kagoshima
- a prayer for non-nuclear peace -

Film


Crazy For Peace

By: Wendy Milette
Jeanie Bernstein has left a legacy of activism on her Laguna Beach community.

The Nuclear Genie

By: Erik Choquette
A short film warning about the dangers of nuclear arms!

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