Cora Weiss
Cora Weiss
Member, International Advisory Council

International peacebuilder and activist Cora Weiss has been nominated a number of times for the Nobel Peace Prize for her work on disarmament, mobilizing against the war in Vietnam and co-organizing the Hague Appeal for Peace Conference in 1999. The Hague Appeal convened more than 10,000 people and called for the abolition of war and peace as a human right. 

Working alongside other women’s civil society organizations and UNIFEM, Cora Weiss was among the drafters of what became Resolution 1325 on Women, Peace and Security, unanimously adopted by the UN Security Council in 2000. She continues to actively support and monitor its implementation. She has always been active in women’s peace issues. In the 1970s, she hosted “Cora Weiss Comments” with women for everyone, the first women’s radio program in New York City. She also attended women’s disarmament summits in the former Soviet Union, organized Peace Tents, on behalf of the International Peace Bureau, in the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in 1995 and the third Women’s Forum in Nairobi in 1985, and participated in many other landmark global events on women’s rights, gender equality and peace and security.

Apart from being a member of GNWP’s International Advisory Council, Cora Weiss serves as the President of The Hague Appeal for Peace and has supported the United Nations from the 1950s onwards. From 2000-2006, she served as the President of the International Peace Bureau and was its Representative to the UN. Cora is currently an Honorary Patron on the Committee on Teaching About the United Nations. She has also been bestowed with an Honorary Doctorate by Adelphi University. 

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