Today, we do not define peace simply as the absence of war. Essentially, maintaining peace is related to stopping international terrorism, alleviating the gap between rich and poor countries, eradicating poverty and disease, and it is based on protecting human rights. Peace is always directly related to the common prosperity for the humankind.
Sun Joun-young, Vice President & CEO, UN Association of the Republic of Korea
(in his congratulatory remarks on the 29th UN International Day of Peace at National Center for Korean Traditional Performing Arts in Seoul)