A LONGSTANDING DETERMINATION: SAVE SUCCEEDING GENERATIONS FROM THE SCOURGE OF WAR


We the Peoples of the United Nations, determined
to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war …
and to practice tolerance and live together in peace
with one another as good neighbours …
have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims.
UN Charter, 1945

© YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images

© YURI CORTEZ/AFP/Getty Images

Good news: 67 countries signed the Arms Trade Treaty at the UN on June 3, 2013, the first day the treaty was open for signing. Now the hard work — getting it ratified in national legislatures. Not until 50 countries actually ratify the treaty will it take effect. Put pressure on your country to sign and ratify and thus make a stand for peace in our world.
www.un.org/disarmament/ATT/  (English, French, Spanish)

We need to decide that we will not go to war
whatever reason is conjured up by the politicians or the media,
because war in our time is always indiscriminate,
a war against innocents, a war against children.
War is terrorism, magnified a hundred times.
Howard Zinn

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