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International Day of Peace - UPF 2015 Highlights

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United Nations International Day of Peace
UPF Highlights of 2015
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International Day of Peace - UPF 2015 Highlights

  1. 1. GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015
  2. 2. Each year on September 21, the United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities and commemorate the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015
  3. 3. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 This year, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon called for an international focus on the topic of “Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All”
  4. 4. 35 UPF Chapters Celebrates IDP in 11 Regions INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Albania Argentina Australia Canada Central African Republic Costa Rica Côte d’Ivoire Denmark Dominican Republic Ecuador Ethiopia Finland France Germany Haiti Iceland India Israel Italy Jamaica Marshall Islands Moldova Nepal Netherlands Nicaragua Nigeria Peru Russia Sri Lanka Switzerland Taiwan Thailand Ukraine United States Zambia
  5. 5. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 20, 2015 Participants: 270 Date: Sept. 20, 2015 Participants: 270 Albania: Ambassadors for Peace gave packages containing learning tools to about 100 orphans.
  6. 6. Argentina: Awards were given to the winners of the 7th International Poetry Contest. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Participants: 391 From: 34 countries Participants: 391 From: 34 countries
  7. 7. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 19, 2015 Participants: 160 Date: Sept. 19, 2015 Participants: 160 Australia: Professor Yeon Ah Moon, the president of WFWP International, was the special guest speaker.
  8. 8. Canada: UPF celebrated the day with an interfaith ceremony, discussion and appointment of new Ambassadors for Peace. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015
  9. 9. Central African Republic: UPF statement read on national radio and militia leaders became Ambassadors for Peace. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 20, 2015 Rev. Noël Mathias Salogba on national radio Date: Sept. 20, 2015 Rev. Noël Mathias Salogba on national radio Date: Sept. 22, 2015 Participants: 43 Date: Sept. 22, 2015 Participants: 43
  10. 10. Image Features: Haiti 20 New Ambassadors for Peace Image Features: Haiti 20 New Ambassadors for Peace Central America and the Caribbean: Celebrations were held in Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Image Features: Costa Rica Peace Walk Image Features: Costa Rica Peace Walk
  11. 11. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Côte d’Ivoire: Hon. Gbocho Emmanuel was the keynote speaker at a gathering of 60 dignitaries.
  12. 12. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 27, 2015 Participants: ~150 Date: Sept. 27, 2015 Participants: ~150 Denmark: Christiansborg Palace was the site of the celebration and the interfaith Water Ceremony.
  13. 13. Ecuador: Celebrations were held in the country’s two largest cities, Quito and Guayaquil. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 25, 2015 Participants: 90 Location: Guayaquil Date: Sept. 25, 2015 Participants: 90 Location: Guayaquil Date: Sept. 16, 2015 Participants: 50 Location: Quito Date: Sept. 16, 2015 Participants: 50 Location: Quito
  14. 14. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 19, 2015 Participants: 21 Date: Sept. 19, 2015 Participants: 21 Ethiopia: Youth Ambassadors for Peace comprised the majority of the participants.
  15. 15. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40 Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40 Finland: The current European refugee crisis was the focus of the day’s discussion.
  16. 16. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 19, 2015 Participants: 70 Date: Sept. 19, 2015 Participants: 70 Main Speaker: Mr. Doudou Diène Main Speaker: Mr. Doudou Diène France: Main speaker Mr. Doudou Diène from Senegal (left) emphasized the need for interreligious dialogue.
  17. 17. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Location: Bonn Date: Sept. 20, 2015 Participants: 27+ Location: Bonn Date: Sept. 20, 2015 Participants: 27+ Location: Stuttgart Date: Sept. 20, 2015 Participants: 27+ Location: Stuttgart Date: Sept. 20, 2015 Participants: 27+ Germany: Commemorative ceremonies were held in two major cities, Bonn and Stuttgart.
  18. 18. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 24, 2015 Participants: 50 Date: Sept. 24, 2015 Participants: 50 Iceland: Representatives of many faiths took part in a ceremony in Iceland’s largest church.
  19. 19. India: Youth and educators participated in events in the cities of New Delhi and Orai. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Location: Orai Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40+ Location: Orai Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40+ Location: New Delhi Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40+ Location: New Delhi Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40+
  20. 20. Israel: Representatives of various faiths took part in the Forgiveness Project. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: ~35 Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: ~35
  21. 21. Italy: UPF teamed with Women’s Federation for World Peace to examine ‘Peace Education: Nourishment of Conscience.’ INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40+ Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40+
  22. 22. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Marshall Islands: Representatives of different faiths took part in a Candle Ceremony and Water Ceremony.
  23. 23. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 250+ Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 250+ Moldova: Students and faculty renovated a bus station and created a Rose Alley of Peace at their school.
  24. 24. Nepal: The day was celebrated in four districts with discussions, cultural programs and the distribution of relief support. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Locations: 4 Districts Date: Sept. 22, 2015 Participants: 250+ Locations: 4 Districts Date: Sept. 22, 2015 Participants: 250+ KathmanduKathmandu PokharaPokhara JhapaJhapa ChitwanChitwan
  25. 25. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Netherlands: UPF held a benefit dinner to raise funds for a children’s hospital in North Korea.
  26. 26. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Nicaragua: Representatives of civil society, educators and students participated in events in León. Date: Sept. 26, 2015 Participants: 200 Date: Sept. 26, 2015 Participants: 200 Date: Sept. 24, 2015 Participants: 575 Date: Sept. 24, 2015 Participants: 575
  27. 27. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Locations: Uyo Date: Sept. 18, 2015 Participants: 80 + Locations: Uyo Date: Sept. 18, 2015 Participants: 80 + Locations: Port Harcourt Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 75+ Locations: Port Harcourt Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 75+ Nigeria: Ambassadors for Peace met in Uyo and Port Harcourt, the capitals of two Nigerian states.
  28. 28. Locations: 4 Cities Date: Sept. 18~27, 2015 Participants: Thousands Locations: 4 Cities Date: Sept. 18~27, 2015 Participants: Thousands INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 AyacuchoAyacuchoPunoPuno TrujilloTrujillo Peru: A march for peace was the highlight of celebrations in four cities.
  29. 29. Locations: 4 Districts Date: Sept. 19~21, 2015 Participants: 100+ Locations: 4 Districts Date: Sept. 19~21, 2015 Participants: 100+ INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 NovosibirskNovosibirsk Ural RegionUral Region MoscowMoscow Russia: Young and old celebrated the day in various towns with sport, culture and discussion.
  30. 30. Sri Lanka: Students participated in a peace walk and performed dances and skits. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 50+ Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 50+
  31. 31. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Switzerland: The day was celebrated with music, a panel discussion, and Ambassadors for Peace awards. Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 50+ Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 50+
  32. 32. Date: Sept. 19, 2015 Participants: 165 Date: Sept. 19, 2015 Participants: 165 Taiwan: UPF-Chinese Region commemorated the day with a forum on cross-strait peace. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015
  33. 33. Thailand: More than 1,500 schools and government offices— involving more than 1 million people—took part in events. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Locations: Throughout Thailand Participants: one million + Locations: Throughout Thailand Participants: one million +
  34. 34. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Ukraine: The day was celebrated with mini-football competitions and lessons in Japanese origami. Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 50+ Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 50+
  35. 35. United States: Hon. Todd Tiahrt (left) was a speaker at UPF’s celebration of the day in Washington, D.C. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40+ Date: Sept. 21, 2015 Participants: 40+
  36. 36. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Date: Sept. 26, 2015 Participants: ~100 Date: Sept. 26, 2015 Participants: ~100 Zambia: Speakers urged the participants to work together to build a better Zambia and a better world.
  37. 37. INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 21 SEPTEMBER GLOBAL HIGHLIGHTS 2015 Please continue hosting peace celebrations worldwide!
  38. 38. THANK YOU! Please connect with UPF on the web! UPF.ORG “Organizing for Peace” Click https://vimeo.com/upfi https://www.facebook.com/UPFInternational https://www.youtube.com/user/upfTv http://www.slideshare.net/UPFInternational Click

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