Council asked to sign ‘Pledge to Peace’

Hull Lib Dems have asked for the Council to sign the ‘Pledge to Peace’.

Councillor Mike Ross in a letter to the Leader, Councillor Steve Brady, asked if he would sign the ‘Pledge to Peace’ on behalf of the Council.

The ‘Pledge to Peace’ was established at the European Parliament in Brussels. Organisations that sign it pledge to put in place projects and actions promoting a culture of peace.

It was inspired by the ideals of human dignity, freedom, equality and solidarity contained in the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Mike said: “To date Oldham is the only Council to have signed the Pledge in the UK. It would be great if Hull in the 2017 City of Culture year could be the second one.

“Signing the pledge reinforces Hull’s positive work to promote peace, for instance, the assistance it has offered to refugees from the Syrian crisis.

Mike added: “While it would be one small step, I think the objectives of the pledge match our City’s culture of equality, openness, peace and tolerance.”

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