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Peace is our goal. The members of the Youth Peace Movement held a meeting and agreed on the following points:

- Recognizing Shirin Ebadi’s role as the first Muslim women selected for Nobel Peace Prize in peace movement in the region;
- Recognizing the fact that militarism in the region is a threat to democracy and self-reliant democratic governments in the region and also the militarism is a threat to the environment and the nature here;
- Recognizing the role of youth in peace movements;
- Recognizing that terrorism and Talebanism are two means of creating a feeling of insecurity in human beings;
- Recognizing the fact that the origin of religions of the world that all are based on peace
- Recognizing the cultural diversity existing in the region and the fact that there are many experiences in the region to share and we should strengthen our commonalities;
- Recognizing that peace has not only enemies from outside of the region, but illiteracy and lack of human rights observance are the main causes of insecurity in the region;

We agreed that,
- it is time for action by non-governmental organizations, especially youth organizations; it is time to make our own picture and if we do that then the world will change its gloomy picture;
- a civil resistance to militarism should be shaped and therefore civil society organizations need to come together to organize a framework for cooperation to shape a movement for peace.

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  • Jan 15, 2004
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