On 17 October we joined a number of international organisations in co-sponsoring a peace conference in San Sebastian. Local organisation Lokarri led the event, which focused on supporting the search for a permanent end to the conflict in the Basque Country. A panel, made up of international participants including Kofi Annan, issued a declaration that called on ETA to formally end the armed confrontation and for all parties to take steps towards a dialogue on political issues. This has since been endorsed by an important grouping of Basque leftwing nationalists, and by President Jimmy Carter, Tony Blair and Senator George Mitchell.