East Midlands Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
Friday 21 September 2012
A Vigil will be held outside the Rolls Royce Raynesway Factory, Derby between 3 – 5pm
to mark the United Nations ‘Peace One Day’
Established by a UN resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly, September 21 was officially declared as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace in 2002. By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged all of mankind to work in cooperation for this goal. It is now marked around the world with events like this one.
‘On this International Day, let us promise to make peace not just a priority, but a passion. Let us pledge to do more, wherever we are in whatever way we can, to make every day a day of peace.’ U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
‘Simply the absence of war is not peace’. Anam Prem, India ‘
Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek, but a means by which we arrive at that goal. Martin Luther King Jr.
This is one of regular monthly demonstrations organised by East Midlands CND outside the Rolls Royce factory site where the reactors and fuel rods which power the nuclear armed submarines are manufactured. We call on the Government to
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