Peace Boat is
participating in the World Social Forum, including holding workshops on
Article 9 of Japan's Peace Constitution. We invite those attending the
Forum to participate in the following events, and join the global
campaign to abolish war and promote Article 9:
Article 9 of the Japanese Constitution: Common Treasure of Humankind
Date and Time: Monday, January 22 - 14:30-17:00
Venue: 17 IN / Upper Gate 17
The Global Article 9 Campaign to Abolish War
Date and Time: Wednesday, January 24 - 11:30 - 14:00
Venue: 17 IN / Lower Gate 17
Since the start of the 21st Century, the world has been engulfed in a
cycle of war and violence. The war in Iraq has made it manifestly clear
that peace cannot be imposed by force. Non-violent alternatives to
resolve disputes are needed more desperately than ever.
The present times show us a scenario where diplomatic relations are
getting more and more tense, leading to an increasing arms race which
is threatening and destroying the environment and with it, human life.
Today, peace mechanisms are not only needed but indispensable. Join us
for our two-lecture series on Article 9 and its significance as a tool
to create peace and prevent international conflict.
For more information about the World Social Forum, visit www.forumsocialmundial.org/br.
*Download flyer (PDF File / 68KB)
*Contact person at the World Social Forum: Emilie, telephone