A message from Gita Brooke, Peace Through Unity co-founder, to the Chief of NGO Relations at the UN, Maria Luisa Chavez, on the occasion of the NGO Briefing on the Culture of Peace, New York, January 19, 2011. Gita's message was read out at the conclusiopn of the Briefing by the Chair of the DPI/NGO Executive Committee, Charles Hitchcock.
The DPI/NGO Relations Cluster
Dear Maria-Luisa Chavez
Regarding Briefing: "Culture of Peace; Amplifying the Unseen and Unheard Voices of Peace":
From the small community of Whanganui, New Zealand, I would like to express our deepest Thanks to the DPI/NGO, and to every group who have poured their energy and commitment; their thoughts and cooperation into this Briefing and the vision it holds.
For this small speck on the world map, the theme of this first Briefing in 2012 carries profound significance.
In every little town, village, settlement or family throughout the entire world there will be whispers of hope, and voices that courageously - and in the face of status quo - are pronouncing the coming in of a new era: the era in which harmony, justice and peaceful relations will take root in and evolve from the Heart of humanity.
The theme: "Culture of Peace; Amplifying the Unseen and Unheard Voices of Peace" can thus become a Call to unity - its sound bringing us all together for a brighter - more enlightened - future for All.
I am looking forward, with thankful and joyous expectancy, towards the new culture, the new civilisation - the New World.
Co-founder Operation Peace Through Unity,
"Culture of Peace is Love of Humanity". Nicholas Roerich "