The Center for Global Nonkilling received an invitation to participate in the 10th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates that will be held in November at Berlin Town Hall on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This Summit’s topic: “Breaking down new walls to ensure a world of human rights and a world without violence” is presented as an opportunity to raise and discuss the issues of the new “walls”: physical, political, economical, environmental and other.
The invitation, signed by Mikhail Gorbachev, Walter Veltroni and the Mayor of Berlin Klaus Wowereit, was directed to CGNK Governing Council Chair Glenn D. Paige and former CGNV Secretary Glenda Paige, who had already attended the two pervious Summits in Rome and Paris.
Significantly, the 8th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates approved an historical “Charter for a World without Violence” that, in its 13th Principle, “call[s] upon all to work together towards a just, killing-free world in which everyone has the right not to be killed and responsibility not to kill others”. The Charter ends with the following statement: “To address all forms of violence we encourage scientific research in the fields of human interaction and dialogue, and we invite participation from the academic, scientific and religious communities to aid us in the transition to nonviolent, and nonkilling societies.”