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Introduction

Making Peace is a major public (indoor/outdoor) event that aims to teach the public, especially young people what key elements are necessary to create a 'sustainable peace'; providing an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in bringing about positive change. Activities include a large outdoor photographic exhibition curated by Ashley Woods (formerly with Magnum Photos) that pays tribute to the people who — all over the planet — devote their time, energy and resources to the cause of peace.

Making Peace was first produced to mark the centenary of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded to the International Peace Bureau (IPB) in 1910.

The Making Peace exhibition will remind us and visitors to our City of the distance that we have travelled along the road to peace and the journey that must still be completed before we can achieve the vision of human dignity, equality and non-­‐discrimination that is articulated in our Constitution. It will also inspire us with the examples of those - throughout the international community ‐ who have helped to work for peace and who continue to strive for a world without warfare, conflict and violence.

FW de Klerk, FW de Klerk, former President of South Africa (1989-1994) and Nobel Peace Prize laureate (1993) officially opened Making Peace in Cape Town at the National Library of South Africa at 11.30am on 6 November 2014
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