"Peace is a simple word as it means something special and
very essential to each and every one of us. Yet, peace is a complex word
since it can also mean something quite different to each of us depending
on our age, maturity, and living conditions for example, surrounded by
poverty, threatened by violence, residing in a conflict or war zone or
lacking affection love. What we do know is that everyone, and particularly
children, need peace".
(Source: UNESCO ASP "Peace Pack, teachers' handbook", 1997)
"Peace is respect for each other, friends and family, no war, feeling
save and loved, equal rights for everyone".
"May peace prevail on earth"
"Peace is not something you wish for, it's something you make, something
you do, something you are, and something you give away" Robert Fulghum
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools"
Martin Luther King
"Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the
people who prepare for it today". Malcolm X
"As they used to say 'what if they gave a war and nobody came?' How worthwhile
if they declared a day of peace and everybody came". Edward Asner
" The destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens
in all our communities". Eleanor Roosevelt, 1958
"The creativity, ideals and courage of the youth should be mobilized to
forge a global partnership in order to achieve sustainable development
and ensure a better future for all". Rio Declaration, Principle 21, 1992.
"To invest in education is not only to respect a fundamental right but
also to build peace and progress for the world's peoples. Education for
all, by all, throughout life: this is the great challenge". Former Federico
Mayor, director-general UNESCO.
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