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UN International Day of Peace 2012

The United Nations set the theme for this year's observance as "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future." For a PowerPoint overview of UPF observances, click here.

Washington, DC, USA - Eighty-five guests from the diplomatic, NGO, and business communities filled The Washington Times' Beech Room to overflowing for an October 18 observance of the UN International Day of Peace. While words of peace offered by historical figures were shown on the screen, people engaged in conversation over lunch.

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Lusaka, Zambia - The International Day of Peace was observed by UPF-Zambia at the Peace Embassy in Lusaka on October 15. More than 30 people, including religious leaders, students, Ambassadors for Peace, and UPF staff gathered to commemorate the event.

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New Delhi, India - To mark the UN International Day of Peace 2012 and the UN Sport for Development and Peace program, UPF-India joined hands with the United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan and St. Stephens College to organize an Intercollegiate Peace Football Tournament under the theme “Play Soccer, Make Peace” from October 10-12 at the football field of St. Stephens College, North Campus, University of Delhi. Eight teams from eight different colleges under Delhi University took part in the tournament.

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Skopje, Macedonia - A UPF conference on Principles and Practices for Lasting Peace and Security in Macedonia and the Wider Balkans took place at FON University in Skopje on October 6 in commemoration of the UN International Day of Peace and International Day of Non-Violence.

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Vannes, France - At the Hotel Kyriad in Vannes, UPF-France organized an International Day of Peace forum on Sept. 30, 2012.

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Quito and Guayaquil, Ecuador - UPF-Ecuador organized two International Day of Peace events. In Guayaquil, an observance took place in the Simón Bolívar Hall of the Government of Guayas on September 21. The program in Quito took place in the Hall of the National Union of Journalists on September 28. Lic. Florencia Garcia gave a presentation on behalf of UN Women.

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Colombo, Sri Lanka - UPF-Sri Lanka celebrated the “UN International day of Peace” on September 23 at the Youth Parliament of Sri Lanka in Colombo. The Youth Parliament was established in 2011 to strengthen social harmony and build mutual understanding among the youth of the nation after the heart-breaking decades of conflict. Thus it was very fitting to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace at the Youth Parliament.

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Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia - An observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace took place at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel in Ipoh on September 23. The theme of this year's observance was Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.

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Chambok, Cambodia - UPF Cambodia observed the International Day of Peace in the village of Chambok in Kompong Speu, which belongs to the Kirirom National Park on September 22.

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Abuja, Nigeria - "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future" was the theme of a conference held by UPF-Nigeria in Abuja on marriage and family as instruments for peace Sept. 21 and 22, 2012.

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Taipei, Taiwan - A Consultation regarding the establishment of an Interreligious Peace Council took place at the Peace Center in Taipei on September 22, in commemoration of the International Day of Peace. This followed up on a previous consultation held on August 25.

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Chisinau, Moldova - A training about principles of peacebuilding took place on September 22 in honor of the International Day of Peace.

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