On October 25, 2023, The International Cities of Peace (ICP) Representative to the United Nations sent the following Letter to the Secretary-General António Guterres. The statement iterates the mission of International Cities of Peace and how it relates in the most innovative and practical manner regarding violence and war. The text follows:
25 October 2023
Mr. António Guterres
United Nations Headquarters
New York, NY 10017
The mission of International Cities of Peace is to help energize a tipping force for global peace. To that end, we are creating the infrastructure of peace, community by community, to localize, democratize, and sensitize geopolitical decisions to the needs of families.
As an NGO in Special Consultative Status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council, International Cities of Peace commends courageous individual and organizational support of nonviolence and negotiation in all wars, current and future.
Our hearts go out to those suffering from the many wars that are currently scourging the Earth.
UN Representative, International Cities of Peace