When did World War Zero begin? One could argue this war has been raging since the dawn of human history but officially, the war began in the year 2000 when the Millennium Development Goals (AKA: the MGDs) were created and agreed to by over 189 United Nation member states – this was a historic achievement. Finally, a set of measurable global goals designed to make the world a better home for everyone. These global goals expired in the fall of 2015 and it was a good first start. In 2015, a new and improved set of global goals were created – the Sustainable Development Goals (AKA: the SDGs).
[ YES, THAT’S A LOT OF GOALS ]
STRATEGIC FOCUS: WITH SO MANY GOALS IT’S IMPORTANT TO HAVE STRATEGIC FOCUS.
THE WORLD WAR ZERO ARMY IS “ZEROING-IN” ON 4 GLOBAL GOALS:
- SDG 1: NO POVERTY = ZERO EXTREME POVERTY
- SDG 2: ZERO HUNGER = ZERO EXTREME HUNGER
- SDG 3: GOOD HEALTH = ZERO COVID
- SDG 13: CLIMATE ACTION = ZERO CLIMATE REFUGEES
So what is the World War Zero Army?
Well, in a nutshell, the World War Zero Army is both a reframing of the SDGs (to their idealized “Zero Goals”) and the most aggressive implementation of the concept of non-violent GLOBAL HUMANITARIAN WARFARE ever witnessed in the history of the world (Do I have your attention now?). The WW0 Army is essentially army of global citizens fighting for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs). Waging peace, with militant zeal!
World War Zero is the brainchild of Simon G. Ionashku. The seeds for the World War Zero (AKA: WW0) initiative were planted back in 2010 when Simon was attending the University of Memphis studying bio-medical engineering – an idea over 10 years in the making.
“It all started as a homework assignment in my intro to bio-medical engineering class. The assignment was simple. Pick a major world health problem and come up with a solution to fix it. “It doesn’t matter how big or how small the problem or the solution might be. Don’t hold back – think big.” – those were the instructions. So I decided that I was going to pick the biggest health problem I could find and fix it – in fact, “I think I’d like to dedicate my life to fixing this problem”, I said to myself since I had been looking for a definite major purpose for my life at the time. Little did I know where this little idea would lead me…
From the moment I first saw the statistics for world hunger, unsafe water-related deaths, AIDs deaths (we have anti-retro viral meds for that now!) and other poverty related illnesses, I knew I would have to do something about it – what an outrage! We already have cures for most of these diseases!… and hunger? How can THAT still be an issue? I remember being in the college library with my mouth open and eyes bulging as I stared at the staggering figures – it was a major turning point in my life. I became obsessed. Ten years later, I’m still completely obsessed with solving these major global challenges but this time, we’re building an Army…“
– Simon G.I.
WORLD WAR ZERO ARMY
HOLDING THE LINE
BY WAGING WAR ON…
POVERTY, HUNGER, DISEASE, CLIMATE CHANGE, UNSUSTAINABLE CONSUMPTION OF GLOBAL RESOURCES…
ALL 17 ENEMIES OF THE U.N. SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (AKA: SDGs).