3rd Year Week 3 TT03
Topic: Would world-wide democracy ensure world peace?
Taken from European Conference for Peace and Human Rights
Launch Conference, Brussels 31.1 - 1.2.2002 Workshop 3 Introductory paper by Panos Trigazis
Translate the following paragraphs ( 272 words ) into Chinese.
The European peace movement of the 1980's can be a source of inspiration for our present struggles, not only because of its inventive forms of action, its internationalism, its broad and mass character and its ability to attract young people but also because of its pioneering role in promoting a peace culture and in putting forward ideas such as "Common Security", "Peace through disarmament", "peace with justice, development and ecological protection", etc. These ideas are becoming dramatically timely today, especially after 11 September 2001.
A profound democratization of the international system is urgently required, but it cannot be achieved without the emergence and development of an international civil society, able to defeat the present undemocratic, unjust and inhumane world order.
The nuclear disarmament agenda is coming back to the fore. However, the top priority issue today is the North-South gap. It is not by accident that the "World Social Forum" was born in Porto Alegre and subsequently came north to Genoa, or that the focuses of global action have been the meetings of the WTO, G8, the IMF and World Bank.
The need for a global agenda does not mean that the European agenda of the new peace movement is of less significance. Let us not forget Yugoslavia and the Balkans.
Ken Coates reminded us of "the powerful vision for an undivided Europe of democracy and peace", which inspired the European peace movement during the cold war. This vision has not materialized yet, despite the demolition of the Berlin Wall, nor is it compatible with a headline seen during G. W. Bush's first tour of Europe: "Bush sees Europe united under an expanded NATO".