15th May 2023, Madrid/Spain - Wishes 16 / 17 / 18
In the name of Peace and Justice.
I have three wishes today, which I present to you in the name of
Peace and Justice - in the hope they may be fulfilled.
My wishes today are
again about the United Nations Organization, the biggest and
most important international organization today, which is meant
to guarantee peace and security in the world.
What is the biggest threat to peace and security in the world
Obviously, it is the existence of nuclear arms. Nuclear arms are
so powerful they can destroy all life on earth.
Historically speaking, humans have kept developing ever more
powerful and lethal weapons - and of course using them. There is no point in
developing weapons and not using them.
Now, what comes after the destruction of all life on earth? Of
course you can imagine the development of even more powerful
weapons that can actually break up and pulverize the whole
planet - which somehow is absurd and ridiculous because when
everything is dead, what more damage do you want to do?
Pulverize dead bodies? When everybody and everything is dead,
there is nobody around to take any more action.
That's as far as we could go. And we've gone too far
already. It's time to say, enough is enough, we've gone too
far, it's time to take at least one step back.
It is my wish that humanity take a step back.
It is my wish that humanity decides that we want to get rid of
all nuclear arms - not in ten or fifty or a hundred years time,
I'm asking the UN Secretary-General to invite the ten nuclear
powers of today - the USA, UK, France, Russia, China,
North Korea, Iran, India, Pakistan, Israel - to sit together and
reach a common agreement as to the elimination and destruction,
once and for all, of all existing nuclear arms.
Obviously, that won't be easy. It will need a whole range of
supplementary agreements as to mutual security provisions
and so on. But it's all doable, if we decide to do so.
And it won't be enough. We have to do more to safeguard Peace on
We need a Peace Army.
A permanent standing UN Peace Army, to keep peace, and to
This is my second wish for today.
Up to now, the UN has
had very limited resources and opportunities
to intervene militarily in the case of conflict, in order to
protect civilians and maintain security in vulnerable regions.
What's more, the budget for peace-keeping actions is really very
low. This has to change.
In the long run, the UN Peace Army has to replace national
armies. The fact is: We don't want armies at all, all armies,
the world over, have to be dismantled and discarded. In
Paradise, we don't want any armies. In this sense, the UN Peace
Army can only serve as an intermediate step, to slowly replace
national armies, only to be gradually dismantled itself.
So, once again I'm asking the UN Secretary-General to take the
initiative and convene a special session of the UN General
Assembly to discuss the matter and decide on the establishment
of a PERMANENT UN Peace Army.
Which of course begs the question of its financing.
OK, then, let me present my third wish for today, about the
financing of our new permanent standing UN Peace Army.
My suggestion is
that, in the first year, every nation in the world contribute
one percent of its average annual national defense budget
(military/police/security) to our new UN Peace Army - "average"
meaning, let's say, the average of all money spent for defense
matters over the past ten years.
In the second year, this contribution will be increased to two
percent of the average last ten-years' defense budget - with an
additional one percent every following year, until we reach a
contribution of 100 percent in a hundred years time. This will
normally be the time when national armies will have become
totally obsolete, and be fully replaced be a hugely
efficient professional UN Peace Army which will guarantee Peace
throughout the world.
Speaking in numbers: Total worldwide military spending in 2020
was apparently somewhere around USD 2 trillion. One percent of 2
trillion is 20 billion. 20 bn corresponds to Brazil's annual
defense spending, the country being ranked number 17 on the list of military
By comparison: The total UN peace-keeping budget 2020 was
somewhere around USD 8 bn - so, the new one-percent contribution
would already be a very welcome increase.
The USA spent somewhere around USD 780 bn in the same year.
In 40 years, with all nations contributing 40 percent of their
average annual defense spendings, our new UN Peace Army can
count on a budget of some USD 800 bn. This will certainly
guarantee a most effective possible use.
Such is my third wish for today, which I present to you in the
name of Peace and Justice, in the hope it will be fulfilled.
In the name of Peace and Justice, thank you!