At the United Nations


Scilla was invited to hold the first Ahinsa lecture at the Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP) on the occasion of the International Day of Non Violence marked to celebrate the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Under the header “Peace or War? Why War continues, how peace can be built, what it will cost and who can do it?” Scilla spoke about a variety of aspects invaluable for peace building. In addition to introducing her ‘business-plan for peace’ Scilla called for establishing a permanent United Nations Emergency Peace Service, an alliance of countries to prevent war atrocities, genocide and crimes against humanity and underlined the equal importance of inner work, following the observation that peace begins within each individual. A more detailed overview of the lecture, that was attended by High Commission Officials, members of delegations to UNESCO, entrepreneurs, NGO’s, academicians, researchers can be found here.