|last update at 2007.10.24 japan time|
Welcome to JUMP (Japan United for Ministry of Peace) !
JUMP is an organization of individual citizens, whose main goal is to bring about a lasting and sustainable peace by establishing a Ministry for Peace within our country.
A Ministry of Peace is a specific governmental institution, similar to say a Ministry of Environment, that would assess governmental policy and legal decisions, on national, as well as international level, and then suggest alternatives, based not on economic gain or strategic power but on the Culture of Peace as advocated by the U.N. since 1999, as well as the fundamental rights that all humans intrinsically strive for.
JUMP is one of the founding members of the Global Alliance, an association of people from two dozen countries working to establish ministries or departments of peace in their respective governments.
One of the important activities of the Global Alliance is its annual international conference for current and potential members. These conferences are called “summits”. The first Global Summit for Ministries and Departments of Peace was held in London, England, in October 2005, and the second took place in Victoria, Canada, in June 2006.
We are now in the final stage of preparation for the Third Global Summit in Japan.
■THIRD GLOBAL SUMMIT FOR MINISTRIES AND DEPARTMENTS OF PEACE
■Celebration Concert at Kisarazu
■Symposium at Tokyo