Representatives of 40 UNESCO's Official NGO Partners chose to reaffirm their attachment to the promotion of a culture of peace, reacting in this way to the shock caused by the latest fundamentalist attacks in Paris. They organised a moment of meditation in the main hall of the UNESCO's Headquarters, on the 18th of November at 1 p.m. It was the occasion to read some texts by various people awarded witht the Nobel Prize for Peace and they concluded this moment with a minute for silence. Mrs Chantal Grevin - the main representative of New Humanity in Paris - was attending the cerimony.
Among the others, also a part of a speach of Mrs Chiara Lubich - founder of the Focolare Movement - has been read:
«It is a heavy and hard task, ot overcame today the mountains of hate and violence. However, what is impossible for millions of isolated and divergent people, it seems to be possible to anybody which made of the mutual love, reciprocal comprehension and unity the fundamental dynamic of his life».
(Cerimony of award of the UNESCO's Price for Peace and Education, Paris, the 17th of December 1996)
A poster has been displayed during this cerimony: "UNESCO's Offical NGO Partners are Unified for a Culture of Peace".