Development the New Word for Peace

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The white triangle inside a white circle is the symbol for the International Walk for Development, a worldwide movement that took place May 8-9, 1971. Pope Paul VI first stated that "development is the new name for peace" in his 1967 encyclical Populorum Progressio, in which Paul called for the progressive development of peoples to combat hunger, poverty, endemic disease, and ignorance. In response to the Pope's demand for progress, The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United States helped launch the International Walk for Development. Countries across the world took part in walks, protests, and other activities to advocate for human development and equality. 


Paul VI. (1967, March 26) Populorum Progressio. Retrieved from…

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations. (1971, June 7-18) Report of the council of FAO fifty-sixth session; Appendix C. Retrieved from

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