On 24 August 2016, the citizens of Colombia saw the end of the last remaining war in the western hemisphere, they wish to invite the citizens of the world to join them in the celebration of a new era: peace in the Americas.
Here is their message:
We honor this milestone for peace in the world and ask for global support of a cease-fire reached by understanding, not by force, and rejoice for an accomplished outcome, not a utopian ideal.
Because we believe that this transformation is a precedent for change in other countries where war is still an atrocious reality, we hereby invite citizens of all countries who believe that peace is attainable to take action:
- Draw the universal peace symbol ☮ on the palm of your hand.
- Take a selfie showing your hand and share on social media with #Peace4Colombia.
Or, share the universal peace symbol ☮ in any form with #Peace4Colombia on social media. These actions will take place starting on September 21st, International Day of Peace, through October 2nd, the day Colombians will vote on the agreement to end the armed conflict.
¡Peace is at hand!