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.
Violence is not the answer, nor will it ever be. When the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, it was not a pretty sight, nor were the effects of this disaster. Many Japanese suffered, it's hard to live a normal life, when they have to go through the sufferings of radiation. Violence is not the answer, nor will it ever be.
— Brian Van
All Poems Submitted to the Contest