September 21st is designated International Day of Peace by the United Nations.
The Guyana Peace Council (GPC) takes this opportunity on the occasion of International Day of Peace to call on all peace loving forces in Guyana and the world at large to recommit themselves to the cause of peace and disarmament, in particular nuclear disarmament.
We are living in dangerous times made even worse by the buildup of military hardware and weapons of mass destruction including nuclear weapons. Such military buildup puts the whole of humanity at risk and could potentially bring an end to human
It is against this background that the Guyana Peace Council calls on all progressive and peace loving forces to join ranks in demanding an end to the current tense situation between the United States and North Korea. The use of threatening and belligerent language will only serve to inflame an already tense situation and should be avoided at all cost.
The true cost of military buildup is not simply the actual money spent on them but the sacrificed alternative in terms of human development and the elimination of poverty, hunger and ignorance among a significant segment of the world’s population. The only beneficiaries of wars and conflicts are the military-industrial complex which rakes in billions in profits at the expense of human misery.
The Guyana Peace Council calls on the Guyana Government to stand up and be counted on the side of peace in the context of the Caribbean being a Zone of Peace.
Peace is inseparable from development. Indeed, there is a dialectical relationship between peace and development. There can be no peace without development in the same way as there can be no development without peace.
Guyana Peace Council
September 21, 2017