Johan Ernst Nilson | Sweden
Swedish explorer, philanthropist and adventure activist Johan Ernst Nilson becomes Global Non-Violence Ambassador thanks to his strong engagement in The Non-Violence Project Foundation (NVPF) work globally.
Johan Ernst’s motto in life - “Everything is Possible - the Impossible just takes more time!” has made him one of the world’s leading explorers having accomplished 52 expeditions in 172 countries. Johan Ernst has embarked on a journey from the North Pole to the South Pole, has climbed the Seven Summits, has flown a boat across Europe, cycled from Sweden to the Sahara Desert, and a lot more. He is an advocate against global warming and poverty, and now a strong supporter and activist for nonviolence and peace in the world.
“I know that people always will disagree. We are 7 billion people and there will always be disagreements in our world. But I am certain that we are able to find a balance in the world, and the key is information, education and communication.
Our next generation needs to learn the moral and ethics grounds; we need to start understanding and respect one another better. I am proud to be a global Non-Violence Ambassador and will use all my power to engage people I meet to support the important mission – to inspire, motivate and engage young people to learn how to solve conflicts peacefully.”
As a Non-Violence Ambassador Johan Ernst has designed his own knotted gun sculpture, originally created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd. Johan’s sculpture has been named One World, is decorated with all UN member states flags and illustrates Johan’s vision for the peaceful world.
The UN recently released three Non-Violence stamps under their definitive collection, the One World sculpture design being one of them.
The knotted gun sculpture One World is available on the international market in the size of 30cm, in a limited edition.
Part of the revenues from the One World sales supports the foundations global educational work.