The 3rd World March was officially presented

The 3rd World March was officially presented in the Congress of Deputies of Spain

It was within the framework of the Congress of Deputies of Spain, in Madrid, where on October 2, International Day of Nonviolence, the 3ª World March for Peace and Nonviolence in the magnificent Ernest Lluch room.

The event had a total attendance of about 100 people (the majority in person and others online) among whom could be counted a deputy and several representatives of related groups. Maria Victoria Caro Bernal, honorary president of the Rhetoric and Eloquence Group of the Ateneo de Madrid, Director of International poetry and art festival Grito de mujer who was acting as master of ceremony, first read the statement sent by Federico Mayor Zaragoza, president of the Culture of Peace Function and former director of UNESCO, who had not been able to attend in person: «the time of confrontation, of force, has ended... it is now time to act in favor of the people, We must stop being impassive spectators to be active citizens... ".

Rafael of the Rubia, promoter of the previous World Marches for Peace and Nonviolence and founder of the humanist association World without Wars and Without Violence, reviewed the previous marches and commented on the main lines and the main circuit of the 3rd MM that will begin within one year on this same date in Costa Rica. He emphasized the feat and ethical value of developing a project of that magnitude without financing or sponsors of any kind.

Then he intervened Martine Sicard from MSG France to comment on how delicate the Africa route was going to be made due to the current instability of several areas of the continent but that the best of its people and cultures could be counted on to enhance initiatives already underway; was completed with a video sent by N'diaga Diallo from Senegal.

Next, he connected live with the Legislative Assembly of San José de Costa Rica, where Giovanny Blanco of World Without Wars and Without Violence and coordinator of the 3rd MM in Costa Rica, was in turn presenting the March in front of an enthusiastic and committed audience to ensure its start from the University for Peace, dependent on the UN where there are students from 100 nationalities. They will walk for more than 22 km to the Plaza de la Abolición del Ejercito in San José.

Carlos Umaña, co-president of IPPNW, the International Association of Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recalled the importance that the March can have to continue raising awareness about the danger of nuclear weapons, alluding to the current position of the atomic clock, and invited to see the documentary PressenzaThe beginning of the end of nuclear weaponsto encourage a paradigm shift regarding its use.

Marco Inglessis de Energy per i diritti umani He spoke live from Rome-Italy, shared some projects already underway in Europe, in particular Italy, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Greece, Slovenia, France and Austria, among others, as well as the campaign Mediterranean, sea of ​​peace, and highlighted the importance of educational work and the participation of the new generations

Lizett Vasquez from Mexico, he commented on the Mesoamerican and North American route. He highlighted that he would pass through different countries: Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States, where activities had already been carried out in previous marches. It is also intended to arrange an interview at the United Nations at the highest possible level.

Cecilia Flores From Chile, he made a sketch of what the route of the March could be in its South American part and the important spiritual role that the Study and Reflection Parks in the area could contribute to it. In general, it would enter through Argentina-Brazil and the two possible Atlantic and Pacific corridors have yet to be defined, going up to Panama to finish on January 5 in Costa Rica.

The video of the intervention was broadcast Madathil Pradeepan of India claiming Gandhi's legacy as a responsibility to take charge of his legacy once again and involve the entire Asian region in that next march. The Asian route that will finally be carried out has yet to be defined. New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines, Bangladesh, Nepal and India are places where previous marches passed.

Jesus Arguedas, As spokesperson for MSGySV Spain, he recalled that it was from Madrid that the first and second Marches were conceived and committed to promoting various initiatives at the level of Spain in both cultural and educational fields, inviting everyone to make their contribution.

Then Rafael Egido Perez, sociologist, councilor for the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) and secretary of the association Carers of people He called for respect for human rights, particularly of older people, migrants and women.

To conclude the event, spokespersons from various groups were invited to briefly present their field of action and their commitment to causes such as the defense of women, migrants and the environment, all of which will of course have a place in the March. And there was no lack of several poetic interventions in tribute to Gandhi, since October 2 has been designated as International Day of Nonviolence precisely because it is the anniversary of his birth.

You can see the entire event on the Congress TV channel

We appreciate being able to include this article that was originally published in Pressenza International Press Agency.
We thank the Photos to Pepi Muñoz and Juan Carlos Marín

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