“May these lines be an expression of the certainty that we must all commit ourselves to work every day for the construction of a world without violence, in which the banners of justice, liberty, dialogue, equal opportunities and respect for the dignity of every human being are upheld”, wrote Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, President of Argentina in the official letter in which she endorsed the World March for Peace and Nonviolence. The decision is also endorsed by Nestor Kirchner, ex-president and husband of the President and current head of the Justicialist Party (Partido Justicialista).
Concluding, the official statement pointed out, “that this March finds all people of all nations united and striving for peace and liberty”. The representatives of World without Wars, a humanist organisation that is promoting the international mobilisation, highlighted that the endorsement of the Argentine government is very valuable as it the final destination for the long journey. On the 2nd of January 2010, thousands of marchers from across the world will arrive in Punta de Vacas, an outpost in the Andes mountains in Mendoza province. Here will end the 3 month journey through more than 90 countries that is striving for immediate nuclear disarmament, the withdrawal of invading troops on foreign territories, the signing of non-aggression treaties between countries, the end of wars and the overcoming of all forms of violence.