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The ground at the UN Visitors’ Plaza covered with signatures and drawings for the International Day of Peace.
© UN Photo/Laura Jarrel

A joint letter in support of the Declaration on the Right to Peace

The Pope John XXIII Community, in collaboration with other non governmental organizations, has addressed a joint letter to the diplomatic delegations at the United Nations General Assembly inviting them to vote in favour of the adoption of the Declaration on the Right to Peace during the current 71th ordinary session.

In particular, the letter has been jointly signed by the representants of other three organizations of the United Nations, that are IADL (International Association of Democratic Lawyers), UNOY (United Networks of Young Peacebuilders) and JCHRP (Japanese Committee for the Human Right to Peace).

The United Nations Human Rights Council approved the Declaration on the Right to Peace on June 24 2016, with 34 members in favor, 9 dissenting and 4 abstained and recommended its the adoption to the General Assembly. The Declaration, which is composed by 5 articles and an articulated preamble, according to the signatories of the joint letter is the result of common and resolute effort carried out by civil society, governments and UN entities.