To defend and promote the right of peoples and individuals to peace actually means creating the conditions necessary and essential to the development and recognition of fundamental human rights for all. Who lives in a state of stable and lasting peace is likely to take for granted the existence and the respect of all the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights which have become fundamental human rights such as: the right to life, liberty and to personal safety, physical and mental health, education, religious freedom.

The right to peace has a solid foundation in the Charter of United Nations (1945), whose main purpose is just the maintenance of peace and international security.

Nevertheless, the peace is still a privilege reserved only for certain areas of our planet.

Pope John XXIII in April 1963, a few months after his ascension to heaven, he wanted to publish the encyclical "Pacem in Terris" in which he addressed to "all men of good will" and spoke of "Peace among all people, in Truth, Justice, Love and Freedom. "

In this perspective, the Pope John XXIII Community promotes and supports the recognition of the Right to Peace proposed by the civil society with the Declaration of Santiago and now reaffirmed in resolution 20/15 adopted by the Human Rights Council on July 5, 2012, voted despite the opposition ot the United States and the abstention of the European Union

The members of the Community Pope John XXIII firmly believe in the need to avoid any armed conflict and propose a non-violent way of life and conflict resolution.

The experience of dozens of young people involved in the International Civil Service and in the "Operation Dove", whose experience has also been taken at a side event during the 21st UN Human Rights Council by the title "International Solidarity: Nonviolent Peace Operators in zones of conflict", which shows has a way of peace and dialogue in conflict situations is becoming increasingly possible and necessary.

Links and external documents for further information:





  • The nonviolent voice of Syrian refugees in northern Lebanon  - Written statement presented by APG23 at the 34th Human Rights council regular session to bring the voice of the Syrian nonviolent civil society with whom the Nonviolent Peace Corps of APG23, Operazione Colomba operates in the north Lebanon.







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