What does “toward the ends of peace and the happiness of all mankind” refer to?

I am watching this movie about the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki:

https://archive.org/details/Effects-Of-The-Atomic-Bomb-On-Hiroshima-And-Nagasaki-1946

In the final scene 2:43:55 – 2:44:10 the speaker says this:

“The day may come when atomic energy used for the first time in the world for strategic, military purposes will be utilized toward the ends of peace and the happiness of all mankind. So is it desired. So is it hoped. And so is it believed.”

I don’t fully understand the meaning of the “ends of peace and the happiness of all mankind”. Can you please explain it to me? Is it a metaphor for “forever”?

Answer

ends in the sense of: OED

14 An intended result of an action; an aim, purpose. (Cf. Latin
finis.) to accomplish one’s end(s), to answer one’s end(s), to fulfill
one’s end(s), to gain one’s end(s)

As in:

“The day may come when atomic energy used for the first time in the
world for strategic, military purposes will result in peace and
the happiness of all mankind. So is it desired. So is it hoped. And so
is it believed.”

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