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Celebrations of the UN International Day of Peace, September 21, 2009, organized by Universal Peace Federation chapters around the world

Celebrations of the UN International Day of Peace, September 21, 2009, organized by Universal Peace Federation chapters around the world

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  • UNITED NATIONS
    INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2009
    UPF CELEBRATIONS© 2009 Universal Peace Federation
  • WHAT IS THE IDP?
    The International Day of Peace is a United Nations Observance held September 21st each year on to call for peace. In some cases there have even been ceasefires to mark that day.
    But, more often this has not been the case, and wars continue . . .
  • WHAT IS THE IDP?
    This year, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called for an international focus on the topic of nuclear disarmament.
    UPF calls all individuals to lay down enmity and resentments if there is to be peace
  • UN-IDP LOCATIONS
    2009: UPF held Day of Peace celebrations in more than 65 cities in 40 nations, with more yet to report
  • UN-IDP LOCATIONS
    Partial Listing
    AfghanistanArgentinaArmeniaAustraliaBarbadosBeninBrazilBulgariaCameroonCanadaChinaColombiaCote D’IvoireCzech RepublicDomincan Rep. D.R. CongoEcuadorEstoniaFranceGeorgiaGermanyGreat BritainIndiaIrelandIsraelMongoliaNepalNetherlandsNorwayPalauParaguayRussiaSan MarinoSt. LuciaSwitzerlandTanzaniaUnited StatesVenezuelaand more ….
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    SWITZERLAND
    GENEVA: UPF in partnership with United Nations Institute on Disarmament Research, the Permanent Mission of Indonesia to the UN and the Geneva Interfaith Intercultural Alliance (GIIA).
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    SWITZERLAND
    GENEVA: The panel discussion on disarmament, and the Ambassador for Peace Awards
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    INDIA
    DELHI: Participants at a disarmament symposium held at the UN Conference Hall in partnership with UNIC India
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    INDIA
    DELHI: The seminar explored the concept of a world without weapons and without national or religious borders.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    GREAT BRITAIN
    LONDON: “We Must Disarm” seminar with Vijay Mehta, Chair of the World Disarmament Campaign and Action for UN Renewal
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    GREAT BRITAIN
    LONDON: Prof. Bhupendra Jasani, Dept. of War Studies at Kings College (R) addresses verification issues. Moeen Yaseen, Global Vision 2000, speaks on “military influence on economy”
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    D. R. CONGO
    KINSHASA: A disarmament seminar held at the Notre Dame de Fatima Catholic Conference Center
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    D. R. CONGO
    KINSHASA: The need to disarm is crucial in this African nation, one of the most conflicted countries in the world
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    VENEZUELA
    CARACAS: A youth Peace Concert at the “El Buen Samaritano” orphanage and senior citizens’ home.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    VENEZUELA
    CARACAS: Volunteers of all ages joined in a day of service to beautify the grounds of El Buen Samaritano
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    AUSTRALIA
    SYDNEY: UPF partnered with the “Ministry of Peace” which has been observing Peace Day for many years.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    AUSTRALIA
    SYDNEY: UPF’s Enrique Ledesma reads from selected religious and spiritual messages to open the Festival.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    AUSTRALIA
    SYDNEY: The entertainment joyfully reflected Sydney’s diverse, peaceful and multicultural environment.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    GEORGIA
    TBILISI: UPF partnered with the Ministry of Health of the Abkhazian region in a program broadcast on TV
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    GEORGIA
    TBILISI: The theme was rebuilding peace and trust between the peoples of Georgia and Russia
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    ECUADOR
    QUITO: General Holger Santana and the UPF team gather 240 participants with representatives from the diplomatic community.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    BARBADOS
    BRIDGETOWN: At an interfaith prayer service, Rev. Peter Phillips calls all citizens to be “peacemakers.”
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    PALAU
    KOROR: A friendly soccer match with players from Palau, Korea, Indonesia, Philippines ends in a 6-6 draw.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    PERU
    LIMA: UPF program on “Building a Culture of Peace” in the National Congress. Others were held in Trujillo and Puno.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    PERU
    LIMA: The traditional interfaith ceremony concluded with the lighting of the peace candles.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    PERU
    PUNO: Peace March with colorful floats to promote IDP.TRUJILLO: A full house listen to the UN Declaration
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    DOMINICAN REP
    SANTIAGO: The audience at National University listens to Ban Ki Moon’s address followed by entertainment.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    RUSSIA
    ST. PETERSBURG: Tree planting, and programs with young and old at a local high school, and senior home.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    RUSSIA
    TVER: Meeting of the Peace Council PETROZAVODSK: Peace and Disarmament SeminarEKATERINBURG: Rally and Release of Peace Doves
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    RUSSIA
    MOSCOW: As in other nations around the world, a “Play Soccer Make Peace” program was a popular highlight.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    AFGHANISTAN
    KABUL: UPF brings together members of different tribes to discuss how to better work together for the future of the nation.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    AFGHANISTAN
    KABUL: The program including entertainment from Afghan Children and a clean up of the neighborhood.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    COTE D’IVOIRE
    ABIDJAN: Imam Drame Moussa and Rev. Mambo Luc offer prayers for peace at the City Hall peace seminar.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    COTE D’IVOIRE
    ABIDJAN: Everyone present signed the UPF Declaration in honor of the UN International Day of Peace.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    NETHERLANDS
    DEN HAAG: A partnership with the Mashriq Student Organization at the Hague University of Applied Sciences
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    NETHERLANDS
    DEN HAAG: Presentation of Ban Ki Moon’s IDP proclamation on the need for disarmament and conflict reduction.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    ARGENTINA
    BUENOS AIRES: Prof. Bertha Richter announces the winners of the poetry competition in support of the UN International Year of Reconciliation. More than 60 poets submitted entries.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    ARGENTINA
    BUENOS AIRES: Sounding of the Peace Gong and Interfaith Prayers for Peace to open the Day of Peace.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    CANADA
    MONTREAL: St. Laurent Borough Mayor Alan De Souza speaks at the IDP Festival; children release doves. Peace Festival 2009 is also planned for Ottawa.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    CHINA
    HONG KONG: Students and Professors celebrate IDP with seminar & tea ceremony at Hong Kong University
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    CHINA
    HONG KONG: Choosin Ngaotheppitak, Head of Office, UNHCR Hong Kong spoke about “Peace Building in today’s world”
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    SAN MARINO
    SAN MARINO: Giorgio Gasperoni (L) delivers UN and UPF proclamations followed by a panel discussion.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    BULGARIA
    SOFIA: APrayer Service for Peace and a presentation of the UPF Peace Principles
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    NORWAY
    OSLO: Disarmament seminar with Peace Research Institute, foreign policy representatives of parliament and local NGOs.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    ESTONIA
    TALLINN: A gathering of Ambassadors for Peace and local NGO friends, with a discussion of UPF and UN peace principles.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    BRAZIL
    SAO PAULO: IDP celebrated as a partnership of United Religion Initiative, Brazilian Army Cultural Foundation, Commercial Ass’n of Sao Paulo, Universalist Forum and UPF.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    BRAZIL
    SAO PAULO: Honorees included Cardinal Dom Odilo Scherer, General Antônio Esper, Rabbi Michel Schlegninger and Sheik Jihad from the World Association of Muslim Youth.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    FRANCE
    VANNES: The local community collects clothing, bikes furniture, toys and school supplies for a school in Togo
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    GERMANY
    MUNICH: Reading of UN Proclamation and prayer service with Catholics, Lutherans, Muslims, Sufis & Unificationists
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    ARMENIA
    YEREVAN: Teaching the children of school No. 194 about the Day of Peace, with dances and an art contest
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    TANZANIA
    DAR ES SALAAM : Peace Seminar, Awards program
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    CAMEROON
    YAOUNDÉ: Mrs. Anne NsangNkwain, Director UNIC, responds to challenges that the UN is not doing enough to limit weapons.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    NEPAL
    KATHMANDU: Hon. Shanker Pokheral, Minister of Information and Communication speaks at a downtown rally on IDP
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    NEPAL
    KATHMANDU: UNMIN Chief Ms. Karen Landgren and UNDP Chief Robert Piper on panel with Nepali ministers and judges.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    CZECH REP.
    PILSEN: Senator Richard Sequens speaks during the panel on resolution of Czech / German historical conflicts
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    CZECH REP.
    PILSEN: A busy entertainment program for the IDP featured dancers, choirs and an Aikido demonstration.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    BENIN
    COTONOU: Over 350 including several governmental representatives for a seminar on disarmament.
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    ISRAEL
    JERUSALEM: Native American Healing Ceremony in the ForestHAIFA: Jewish, Muslim women’s program in the Haifa City Hall
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    ST. LUCIA
    CASTRIES: UPF, the National UNESCO commission and other organizations joined a nationally televised program
  • UPF Celebrates United Nations International Day of Peace 2009
    UNITED STATES
    DENVER: Celebration at St. Catejan Center with Hindu, Jewish, Buddhist, Christian, Muslim and Baha’i groups.