Auckland City for Peace
Auckland Council has joined over 5000 cities in the network of Cities of Peace and Mayors for Peace, who are united in affirming the principles of peace based on justice, human rights, non-violence, caring communities and the abolition of nuclear weapons.The Auckland City of Peace Declaration reflects the United Nations Charter and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These documents articulate the higher common values acceptable to all people, regardless of race, religion, social grouping or political beliefs. They represent the enlightened thinking of humanity in the 21st century. The 'City for Peace' declaration is an expression of principle, leadership and intent for Council to support peace on all levels of society. The Auckland Council declared itself a 'City of Peace' on 15th December 2011 after deputations had been made to the 21 Local Boards by the Auckland Peace City Committee, supported by peace, justice and human rights groups. For a copy of the declaration, click here.