Model letter to UNICEF Mr Anthony Lake, Executive Director
Please copy it freely, adapt it if you want and send it to him via the address of your local Unicef office. Look up the address here.
Dear Mr Lake,
WIC - weapons industry case
I support the proposal made by Danellandia, international project for peace and humanity, and I request Unicef to start a case against the weapons industry at the UN International Court of Justice in The Hague.
Why Unicef? Unicef is the representative of all children on this planet. These children want a better world for themselves, for their families and their friends.
A world with no or less weapons would make for such a better world. Educating people not to use weapons would largely contribute to peace.
The weapons industry is very powerful and a large employer. But the resources spent on weapons and the destruction of life and material should be used to invest in constructive activities like education, Nature care, development aid, social welfare... Workers in the weapons industry could be retrained for positive jobs. The satisfaction gained from these jobs is much higher than from jobs helping to destruct lives and Nature.
Below is a basic statement of the case against the weapons industry.
CHARGES making lethal weapons
living on destruction and death
contributing to death and injuries being guided by greed
inciting people to use violence
facilitating the killing and injuring of people
facilitating the destruction of material
ARGUMENTS less weapons would mean less deaths
a lot of deaths are not related to (self-)defence