The Ambassador of the Activists for Peace and the plenipotentiary ambassador of the State of Israel are declared illustrious citizens of the department of Itapúa in Paraguay.
In an honorable session, the Departmental Council of the department of Itapua, in the city of Encarnacion, Paraguay, paid tribute to two peacemakers: Dr. William Soto Santiago, Executive President and Global Ambassador of the Activists for Peace, for his important work on the development of projects, campaigns and initiatives for the construction of a culture of peace, and the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the State of Israel in Paraguay, Peleg Pablo Levi, for his significant contribution in scientific, technical and economic cooperation towards the Republic of Paraguay.
Through Resolution 251/2016, the department of Itapua declared a homage to Dr. William Soto Santiago as “Illustrious Citizen,” for the strong mission he carries out in favor of peace, well-being and happiness of the human family and Mother Earth, promoting the formation of the integral human being and activists for world peace, within the framework of universal values and principles for the defense of Human Rights.
“I receive with all my heart the affection and love from your behalf, represented in this recognition of illustrious citizen given to me by the department of Itapúa.” Dr. William Soto Santiago
“The tribute is more than just and valid, thank you for the work done; feel at home, new citizens of Itapua.” Gov. Luis Roberto Gneiting
At the same ceremony, cooperation agreements were signed between the Global Embassy of Activists for Peace and the Government of the Department of Itapua, in order to carry out specific activities that will be held under the framework of what is indicated therein, and in order to advance projects and programs that benefit the education, culture, justice and peace of the citizens of Encarnacion and ⏤ and consequently ⏤ the entire country.
Thus, the signatory parties: Mr. Governor of Itapua, the Executive President of the GEAP and the coordinator of the GEAP in Paraguay, Mr. William Paras, reaffirm ties of work and effort in favor of peace.
The Program “Educating to Remember” by the tribute of “Traces to Remember,” commemorated the life and tenacity of the Gutsztein family, with the unveiling of the Plaque and the Star of David containing the palm prints of Mr. Enoch and Mrs. Sima, along with that of their children Mauricio and Ariel; plaque that will remain exposed in the building of the Government of Encarnacion.
“Beyond a tragic history, we want to make it an example of life, that despite all the suffering that a people and a person can have, it is still possible to have faith and hope to make this tragedy a positive thing for life and to convey upon other generations an example of perseverance, effort and struggle.” Gabriela Lara, director general of the GEAP.