The Poetry for Peace contest was held from 15 September until 14 October 2011. The winners were anounced at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York.
Below is one of the contest entries.
Peace and evolution Let's make of this century a symbol of evolution. Let's protect our globe from any pollution. Let's forget the war and his substitution. Let's accept the others and their traditions. Let's respect the thoughts, but not by obligation. Let's propagate tolerance among generations. Let's love our children it 'sour application. Let's live together in peace with all nations. Let's envisage the future by safeguarding civilizations. Let's discover the World and its contradictions. Let's classify science and language in first Position. Let's guarantee technology and its promotion. Let's favor information and its comprehension. Let's forget the weapons and their destruction Let's discuss our ideas, our thoughts and decisions. Let's think to the others and their opinions. Let's Teach the culture of peace and its definition. Let's Eliminate poverty, violence and discrimination. Let's Strive for human rights and its consolidation. Let's improvethe role of women and their progression. Let's Urge young people todevelop their imaginations.. Let's Adopt auniversal society in harmonization. Let's see the world with beauty and inspiration. Let's reach an universal love, is our solution. Let's apply these words, is our good intention. Let's sing together this poem, reflect your conviction.
— Ammar Banni
All Poems Submitted to the Contest