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UN International Day of Peace 2008

The UN's theme for the International Day of Peace in 2008 was "Human Rights and Peacekeeping." For a PowerPoint overview of UPF observances, click here.

Jakarta, Indonesia - The video "Quest for Peace" was shown at an Ambassadors for Peace meeting.

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Kabul, Afghanistan - Two International Day of Peace celebrations emphasized the role of youth.

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Moscow, Russia - Nine members of the Russian National Peace Council met to discuss UN peacekeeping missions

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Chennai, India - UPF, Religious Youth Service, and Loyola College held a joint commemoration of the International Day of Peace with a peace walk, distribution of flowers for peace, interreligious prayers, music for peace, peace talks, and releasing peace balloons.

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The United Nations International Day of Peace — marked every year on September 21 — is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations, and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace. Established by U.N. resolution in 1982, the International Day of Peace has grown to include millions of people around the world who participate in all kinds of events, large and small.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA - Volunteers celebrated the International Day of Peace with an enthusiastic “Honk for Peace” rally.

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Little Rock, Arkansas, USA - Twenty-five people from the Sikh community, the Family Church, and the Islamic Center joined to clean a clinic.

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Los Angeles, California, USA - Holiness Vishwaguru Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda joined local celebrations.

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New Jersey, USA - Faith leaders embarked on a "Peace Boat" and offered prayers for peace in front of the Statue of Liberty and the UN.

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Paradise Valley, Arizona, USA - Thirty activists and faith leaders gathered for prayers, readings, and fellowship.

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Denver, Colorado, USA - Leaders from the local United Nations Association and diverse faith traditions offered prayers for peace.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA - The Jericho Walk on the south side of Chicago was a testament to the passion and commitment of its participants.

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