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PEACE MUST BE MAINSTREAMED INTO ALL UNITED NATIONS ACTIVITIES AND INTO THE ACTIVITIES OF INTER-GOVERNMENTAL AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS. WE SHOULD SUPPORT THE ADOPTION BY THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL OF A DECLARATION ON THE RIGHT TO PEACE — REFLECTING BOTH ITS INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE DIMENSIONS, AND STRENGTHENED BY A MONITORING MECHANISM.
The world has already escaped many “close calls”- Whereas we have been lucky, we cannot expect to be lucky every time — and a technological glitch that leads to Apocalypse is just as real a danger as a deliberate pushing of the red button. While conflict-prevention is essential to the survival of mankind, total nuclear disarmament is the only option — as discussed in Vienna earlier this week at the Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Aspects of Nuclear War.
Disarmament for development makes sense — and conversion strategies must be devised to ensure that funds released by disarmament are not wasted — but are invested wisely in peacetime industries and the creation of employment, particularly for the young.