Stand in Solidarity for Peace – Time to Act
Warsaw – 13th Summit 21-23 October 2013
For the first time in its history the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates was held in Central Europe. The message of “Solidarity”, a driving force behind the peaceful change in Poland and Europe, has been the point of reference for a debate on global development, aptly described in the Summit’s motto “Stand in Solidarity for Peace – Time to Act”. The Warsaw edition marked 30 years since Poland’s Lech Walesa won the Nobel for leading the Solidarity trade union, which negotiated a peaceful end to communism at home in 1989. The City of Warsaw has been the perfect venue to develop the participation of young people to the Summit, which started in Rome and continued in Berlin, Hiroshima and Chicago with constant growth of youth involvement each year. The direct messages of all the Nobel Peace Laureates have been for these young people an opportunity to understand how the role of each of us is important in building up a world without violence, wars and a future of peace.