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Friday, 21 September 2007 10:47
September 21: International Day of Peace: The Ten

(i) to prohibit the propaganda for war (International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights) and all war games and exercises

(ii) to declare that the preservation of the right of peoples to peace is a fundamental obligation of each state (2. Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace approved by General Assembly resolution 39/11 of 12 November 1984); and to demand that policies of states be directed towards elimination of the threat of war, particularly nuclear war (3. Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace; approved by General Assembly resolution 39/11 of 12 November 1984);

(iii) to commence negotiations, as a matter of priority, in order to achieve agreement on an international convention prohibiting the use or threat of use of nuclear weapons under any circumstances (Art. 1. Convention on the Prohibition of the Use of Nuclear Weapons, 1983);

(iv) to reallocate the global military budget (Habitat 1, numerous UNGA resolutions, Agenda 21, UNCED) and transfer the peace dividend to furthering global social justice

(v) to oppose misconstruing Article 51-self defence- of the UN Charter of the United Nations to justify invading a sovereign state, and to require all states involved in disputes to appear before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and respect the jurisdiction and decision of the ICJ

(vii) to condemn the notion of pre-emptive/preventive war, and the use of
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