Alyn Ware is an international peace and disarmament educator and activist. He is currently Director of the Peace Foundation Wellington Office (Aotearoa-New Zealand), Global Coordinator of the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Director of Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace and a Consultant at Large for the Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy (USA) and the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms.
A winner of the 2009 Right Livelihood Award (sometimes called the ‘Alternative Nobel Peace Prize’), which rated him “one of the world's most effective peace workers,” Ware was instrumental in a World Court case which affirmed the general illegality of nuclear weapons, has drafted nuclear disarmament resolutions adopted by the United Nations and coordinated the development of the Model Nuclear Weapons Convention, now being promoted by the UN Secretary-General.
In 1986 Ware was awarded the UN International Year of Peace (New Zealand) prize in honour of his peace education work. He is co-author of a number of books including: Parliamentarians and Nuclear Weapons, Security and Survival: The Case for a Nuclear Weapons Convention and Our Planet in Every Classroom.
Ware is a Member of the New Zealand Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control and has been on government delegations to the 2000 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and the UNESCO Ministers of Education Conference in Geneva 2001 at which he was Head of Delegation. Ware is on the international boards of a number of organizations including the International Peace Bureau, Global Campaign for Peace Education, Abolition 2000 and the Middle Powers Initiative. He founded the Mobile Peace Van peace education initiative and is co-founder of the Cool Schools Peer Mediation Programme introduced into approximately half of New Zealand schools.