Settle disputes and build world peace by basing international relations on binding world law.
Stop active wars by enforcing a ban on violent conflict. Disputes should be resolved in a court of law.
Establish an effective, global rapid reaction force for peacekeeping and humanitarian aid, working under and enforcing world law.
Stabilize relations between neighboring communities by facilitating compromises to competition over territory and resources and by instituting truth-finding and reconciliation practices.
A United Nations Emergency Peace Service (UNEPS) – effectively a standing ‘UN 911’ first responder for complex emergencies — is to provide immediate availability of a legitimate service to prevent armed conflict and genocide, protect civilians at risk, ensure prompt start-up of demanding UN peace operations and address human needs where others either can’t or won’t.
The book, A Global Security System: An Alternative to War (AGSS) by World Beyond War, provides a blueprint for an alternative security system – one in which peace is pursued by peaceful means. AGSS relies on three broad strategies for humanity to end war: 1) demilitarizing security, 2) managing conflicts without violence, and 3) creating a culture of peace. A free summary is available online.