20.09.2012 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

Message from Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO, on the International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace, “Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future”, 21 September 2012

“Since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the minds of men that the defences of peace must be constructed.”
These lines open UNESCO’s Constitution, and they have lost none of their power in a world buffeted by change, where violence remains an everyday reality, where culture is under attack and where discrimination and intolerance remain rife.




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