On Saturday, April 25th, more than 300 youngsters from different community organizations marched from Plaza de los Dos Congresos, in the middle of Buenos Aires town centre, up to the Obelisk in Plaza de la República, to denounce the violence that the new generations are suffering and calling for peace and non-violence.

The participants and speakers, among banners, flags, painted bodies, and street artists, declared: “Today, there are a great number of young people who have no future; thousands of young people with no jobs, no food, no welfare, have nothing that encourages them to go on. And, on top of that, they’re being killed by poverty, marginalization, and drugs. That is violence.”

Organizations including: Uni2, Somos frente de Arte, Jóvenes por la Paz y la No-Violencia, Los Cuervos, Estudiantes Humanistas, Generación No-Violenta, Juventud de la CTA, are just a few among the youth organizations that marched showing their support for the Worldwide March for Peace and Non Violence.

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence, a humanist proposal, brought about by the international organization World Without Wars, will begin its journey on October 2nd in New Zealand, where a team of 60 volunteers will travel through countries in Oceania, Europe, Asia, Africa and America.

The purpose of this March is to raise awareness about the urgency of nuclear disarmament, the immediate adoption of non-aggression treaties among countries, withdrawal of troops from occupied territories, and the end of wars, among other proposals. To achieve this, meetings will be held with leaders and representatives of the international governments and organizations. The journey will end on January 2nd, 2010 in Mendoza, Argentina, with a massive event.

The governments of Argentina and Chile, as well as important personalities from different spheres have given their endorsements and active support to this initiative; from Rigoberta Menchú to Yoko Ono, from Bryan Adams to the Dalai Lama, David Nalbandian, and Gustavo Cerati, among thousands of well-known celebrities worldwide. The organizers of the World March are gathering over one million affiliations of people throughout the world.

For further information about the World March for Peace and Nonviolence please see the web site at: www.marchamundial.org