Paz sin Fronteras (PSF) is a movement inspired in the humanitarian work of its two top leaders, Miguel Bosé and Juanes; its purpose is to promote the construction of peace in the world through art, culture and the support of renowned musicians.
Today 19 December 2016, the Declaration has been ratified by the Plenary of the General Assembly. Previously, on 22 October, PSF began the campaign called #RightToPeaceNow by which well-known personalities urged Member States of the Third Committee of the General Assembly to adopt a Declaration on the Right to Peace.
Thanks to its social mobilization and the leading role played by a large NGO group, on 18 November 2016, the Third Committee General of the Assembly of the United Nations has adopted a Declaration on the Right to Peace by majority of its Member States.
During this campaign, several personalities of the world of culture and art have raised their voices to demand a Declaration on the Right to Peace through their media and social networks. They have expressed their support so that the process was definitively closed in New York with the adoption of a Declaration on the Right to Peace, such as occurred in this case.
After almost twenty years, the Declaration on the right to Peace has definitely been adopted. This longstanding humankind’s aspiration has finally realized within the framework of the General Assembly after its first serious attempt carried out by UNESCO in 1997.
The Declaration will pass to the UN history for being the first peace Declaration adopted by the General Assembly in this new Millennium, after the adoption of the Declaration and Programme of Action on Culture of Peace in 1999 by the same body.
PSF wants to thank all people, governments and institutions for having successfully ended this joint adventure in New York, which formally began at the HRC in Geneva in 2006. A long period of almost ten years of intense work is closed forever.
This Declaration is the clear result of the important role played by some sectors of civil society and Universities for years, which have shown that genuine dialogue among all stakeholders and regional groups are the foundation of peace and understanding in the world.
Once again a right which belongs to every human being prior his birth has been conquered, the right to enjoy peace, human rights and development. Now everyone should request, claim and demand it!