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Chairman urges support for International Day of Peace

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Chairman urges support for International Day of Peace

Every year, 21st September is the International Day of Peace. This year, the theme is to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris in December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

Cllr Peter Lewis MBE, Chairman of Conwy County Borough Council, said:

“It could be argued that it is more relevant today than when it was adopted, and 21st September gives us an opportunity to reflect on whether those ideals are still being upheld to ensure, as Article 3 states, that ‘Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security in person’.

“Whilst that does not give the ‘Right to Peace’, if Article 3 was adhered to, it would go some way to resolving the conflicts around the world that regularly appear on our television screens.

“So today let’s try, easier said than done I appreciate, to encourage peaceful resolution of conflict that arises around us with a non-violent approach to problem solving.”

Posted on 21/09/2018

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