Raising awareness/Ambassadors for peace

Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney | UK



Musician, singer, songwriter, the Beatles


United Kingdom | Global Ambassador


Sir Paul McCartney joined NVP as Peace and Non-Violence Ambassador in April 2012.

Sir James Paul McCartney CH MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer, songwriter, musician, composer, and record and film producer who gained worldwide fame as co-lead vocalist and bassist for the Beatles.

His songwriting partnership with John Lennon remains the most successful in history. After the group disbanded in 1970, he pursued a solo career and formed the band Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine.

Sir Paul McCartney and the NVP Team in Mexico

Sir McCartney is one of the most successful composers and performers of all time. He has written or co-written 32 songs that have reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, and as of 2009, had sales of 25.5 million RIAA-certified units in the United States. His honours include two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (as a member of the Beatles in 1988 and as a solo artist in 1999), 18 Grammy Awards, an appointment as a Member of the Order of the British Empire in 1965, and a knighthood in 1997 for services to music.

Sir Paul McCartney's model of the sculpture – inspired by his Magical Mystery Tour Piano.

ChicagoReader about Pauls performance at Lollapalooza Festival 2015: "Paul McCartney’s set was bombastic and indulgent and the most energetic of day one. He rolled out his solo songs alongside his… well, they’re all classics, aren’t they? There were plenty of literal fireworks to accompany “Live and Let Die,” there were plenty of refrains of “Hey Jude,” and McCartney himself probably played ten different guitars. When people talk about Lollapalooza 2015, this is the set that'll come up first. This one’s going to stick. It will always be about Paul."

Sir Paul and his Magical Mystery Tour Piano at the Lollapalooza Festival 2015(Photo: ChicagoReader Bobby Talamine).

The Non-Violence Project

The Non-Violence Project is a non-profit organization created in 1993 with the goal of preventing and reducing violence. The organization is headquartered in Switzerland and is active in many countries around the world. Its symbol, the Knotted Gun, is an international symbol of peace. 
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Our mission

Our mission is to INSPIRE, MOTIVATE and ENGAGE people to solve conflicts without resorting to any form of violence. Through education and awareness, we measure the impact of our programs and we have a specific focus on youth as we believe in the power of young people as changemakers. 
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There are many ways to support our work ! We rely on the generosity of our donors but we also welcome projects’ sponsoring, fundraising events, partnerships of all kinds and much more. 
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