Coalition for Peace as a Human Right
The Center for Global Community and World Law
invites you to join its
Coalition to Support the Human Right to Peace
Building on the efforts of those involved in the Decade of a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010), this Coalition represents the cooperative partnership between sponsoring governments and civil society to advance the achievements of past generations by recognizing the principle of the Human Right to Peace. Such a right is anchored in the United Nations Charter, the Universal Declaration of Human rights and the Declaration and Programme of Action on Culture of Peace. The activities of the Coalition strengthen the global movement for the Human Right to Peace initiated by civil society that has attracted the support of 900 plus organizations from all parts of the world.
The Coalition was launched at a well-attended event on 24 March 2011 in Worcester, the second largest city of Massachusetts, United States in the presence of civil society representatives and Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, Chairperson of the International Drafting Committee of the Declaration on the Human Right to Peace and Vice-Chairperson of the Santiago Congress on the Human Right to Peace.
The Human Right to Peace is recognized as a Universal Right regardless of “race, decent, national, ethnic, social origin, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, religion or belief, political or other opinion, economic status or heritage, diverse physical or mental functionality, civil status, birth or other consideration”…all Individuals or Peoples have the RIGHT TO PEACE.
Implied in this Right to Peace is also the Right –
to Education on and for Peace and Human Rights
to Human Security to live in a Safe, Healthy Environment
to Development and to a Sustainable Environment
to Disobedience and Conscientious Objection
to Resist and Oppose Oppression
to Freedom of Thought, Opinion, Expression, Conscience and Religion
to Refugee Status
to Freedom of Movement- Emigrate and Participate
of All Victims to Recognition of Status and to Obtain Justice
From the Santiago Declaration on the Human Right to Peace
10 December 2010 – www.aedidh.org
For more information contact Virginia Swain, Executive Director,
The Center for Global Community and World Law brings together highly motivated citizens, groups and coalitions dedicated to collaborative efforts to create a peaceful, just and sustainable global society. It conducts research, and offers education, conferences, publications and arts events through educational institutions, community-based organizations and the United Nations.
The Center for Global Community and World Law is a 501 C3 public charity and educational institution
incorporated in the State of New York.