The World March will begin in New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi?s birth, declared the ?International Day of Nonviolence? by the United Nations. It will conclude in the Andes Mountains (Punta de Vacas, Aconcagua, Argentina) on January 2, 2010. It will pass through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and the deserts, to the winter of Siberia. The American and Asian stages will be the longest, both almost a month.
The intention of the March is to: Achieve the eradication of nuclear weapons; the progressive and proportional reduction of non-nuclear arms; the signing of non-aggression treaties among nations; and the renunciation by governments of war as a way to resolve conflicts. Recognize and celebrate the best qualities of all the Earth's diverse cultures and peoples. Generate a global conscience that universally rejects violence.