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 This world needs peace. There should be love instead of hate There should be kindness Instead of meanness No one should be ignored or hated on Because of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation It is wrong. This world would be a better place If there was peace Peace helps us become better people Make new friends Become mature and live a great life There should be no wars or fights This world needs peace.
— Nicole Schweit
All Poems Submitted to the Contest