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.
"Both Sides Need Peace" Both sides need peace We need it to survive You cannot destroy us And we can’t destroy you But if you continue in not going along with not accepting us And we go again to war Unfortunatly, disaster will come to us all No matter what happens We need peace If we all want to stay in this world Everyone needs peace Everyone wants peace
— Justyna Kadyszewska
All Poems Submitted to the Contest