Manifesto of the 3rd World March for Peace and Nonviolence

Fourteen years after the First World March for Peace and Nonviolence, the reasons that motivated it, far from diminishing, have become stronger. Today, the 3rd World March for Peace and Nonviolence is more necessary than ever.

We live in a world in which dehumanization is growing, where even the United Nations is no longer a reference in the resolution of international conflicts. A world that is bleeding to death in dozens of wars, where the clash of “geopolitical plates” between dominant and emerging powers is affecting civilian populations first and foremost.

With millions of migrants, refugees and environmentally displaced people pushed to defy borders fraught with injustice and death. Where wars and massacres are justified by disputes over increasingly scarce resources.

A world in which the concentration of economic power in the hands of a few has destroyed, even in developed countries, any expectation of a society of prosperity and well-being.

In short, a world in which the justification of violence in the name of “security” has led to the growth of uncontrollable warfare.

For all these reasons, we, the participants of the 3rd World March for Peace and Nonviolence ,“we, the peoples”, want to raise a great global outcry to:

“We are at the end of a dark period in history and nothing will ever be the same as before. Little by little, the dawning of a new day will come. Cultures will begin to understand one another; the peoples will experience a growing yearning for progress for all, understanding that progress for the few ends up being progress for no one. Yes, there will be peace, and out of necessity it will be understood that the outline of a universal human nation is taking shape. “In the meantime we, the unheard, will work from today on, all over the world, to put pressure on the decision makers, to disseminate the ideals of peace based on the methodology of nonviolence so as to prepare the way for the new times.”

Silo (2004)


I commit myself to support to the extent of my possibilities and on a voluntary basis this 3rd World March for Peace and Nonviolence that will leave Costa Rica on October 2, 2024 and after circumnavigating the planet will also end in San Jose, Costa Rica on January 5, 2025, seeking to make visible and empower these movements, communities and organizations, in a global convergence of efforts towards these objectives.