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UN International Day of Peace 2010

The International Day of Peace 2010 focused on youth and development, under the slogan: "Peace = Future." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on youth everywhere to "Expand on your work to build peace. Share your plans and ideas, with creativity and passion. The world's concerns will soon be in your hands." For a PowerPoint overview of UPF observances, click here.

Montevideo, Uruguay - UPF-Uruguay organized an interreligious, summit Oct. 5, 2010 on the theme of "The Contribution of Religions to the Search for Peace."

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Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan organized a commemorative event for the International Day of Peace in Tokyo September 30 on the theme of “Youth for Peace and Development.” More than 50 people participated in this 39th Ambassadors for Peace meeting.

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Riga, Latvia - The Peace Embassy in Latvia was the venue for a friendly meeting on September 25 dedicated to the Day of Peace. People talked about their dreams of peace, played cooperative games, and expressed their musical and artistic talents.

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Nizhny Novgorod, Russia - Young Ambassadors for Peace went to the main street of the city on September 25 and appealed to citizens to donate to the Rehabilitation Center, which provides social support for people with no fixed dwelling.

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Kabul, Afghanistan - Young people from enemy tribes and antagonistic Muslim sects came together to listen to messages of peace and enjoy traditional Afghan dances in an International Day of Peace celebration on September 24.

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Washington, DC, USA - The Embassy of Ghana in Washington DC hosted an International Day of Peace celebration on September 23, co-sponsored by the Universal Peace Federation-DC chapter. Among the 120 people in attendance were the Ambassadors of Ghana and Gambia.

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London, UK - UPF-UK's September 23 commemoration of the International Day of Peace featured two speakers about youth development projects in London and an expert on the Sudan and Darfur.

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Chisinau, Moldova - On the UN International Day of Peace, UPF-Moldova and its NGO partners organized presentations in schools and colleges on the theme “Youth for Peace and Development” as well as one conference.

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Tbilisi, Georgia - UPF-Georgia and the Association of Russian-Speaking Journalists of Georgia held a “Brain Ring” intellectual competition on September 20 for high school and university students of different nationalities living in Georgia. In addition, lectures about a culture of peace were given at high schools for Russian and Georgian-speaking students.

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Moscow, Russia - On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, three programs from UPF-Russia were posted on the UN Internet Site as model programs among others by organizations throughout Europe: the Youth Peace Ambassadors, Play Football Make Peace, and the South Caucasus Peace Initiative.

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UPF-Trinidad and Tobago commemorated the International Day of Peace on September 21 at S Early Learning Kindergarten School in South Trinidad with music, speeches, and planting a peace pole.

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Bogotá, Colombia - At the initiative of Ambassador for Peace Rev. Luis Fernando Sanmiguel from the Presbyterian Church, a march and prayer for peace took place on the International Day of Peace, September 21.

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