Thursday, 9 May 2013

Peace, so priceless

Peace via Mimi Round
"Peace is not a matter of prizes or trophies. It is not the product of a victory or command.

It has no finishing line, no final deadline, no fixed definition of achievement.

Peace is a nerve-ending process, the work of many decisions by many people in many countries. 

It is an attitude, a way of life, a way of solving problems and resolving conflicts.

It cannot be forced on the smallest nation or enforced by the largest.

It cannot ignore our differences or overlook our common interests.

It requires us to work and live together."

Bruno Stagno Ugarte, President of the Assembly of State Parties, 2005 -2008.