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UN Global Day of Parents 2013

For a PowerPoint overview of UPF observances, click here.

The National Parents’ Day Coalition celebrated Parents' Day in a variety of ways across the US during the month of July. The Coalition held two national-level awards ceremonies -- one on the East Coast in New Jersey and one on the West Coast in California.

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Hong Kong, China - The UN Global Day of Parents was the occasion to share gifts and expressions of love to families and elderly people in Hong Kong on June 16, 2013.

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Washington DC, USA - A forum on the Global Day of Parents took place at The Washington Times on June 11. Speakers included Dr. Rosa Rai Djalal, President of the Muslim Women's Association and wife of the Ambassador of Indonesia, and H.E. Gilbert Galanxhi, Ambassador of Albania.

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Moscow, Russia - At the zero kilometer, Resurrection Gate at the Red Square in Moscow, the Junior Athletics marathon "Children against Drugs - I Choose Sport! Towards the Universiade 2013" began on June 1. Each year, the Universal Peace Federation is a co-organizer of the marathon.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - "To honor parents is to honor life" was the motto under which the UPF-Argentina held on June 4, the Global Day of Parents, a date set by Resolution 66/292 of the UN General Assembly on September 17, 2012 and honored by the Universal Peace Federation with celebrations and activities around the world.

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New York, USA - UN diplomats and members of the NGO community assembled on June 4, 2013 in a delegates' dining room for the first annual observance of the UN Global Day of Parents.

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New York, USA - The Global Parents Day was duly commemorated by a special luncheon in the newly renovated UN Delegates Café on June4, 2013.

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Nuwakot, Nepal - Exemplary families were recognized on June 4 during the Religious Youth Service project in Nuwakot in observance of the Global Day of Parents.

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Lima, Peru - UPF-Peru organized a celebration of the Global Day of Parents in Lima on June 2 and honored outstanding parents.

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Bridgetown, Barbados - The Global Day of Parents was observed in Bridgetown on June 2. The message of the UN Secretary-General was read by Ms. Kimia Hamshaw. Rev. Peter Oscar Phillips spoke about the role of parents. A discussion of the topic continued over lunch.

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Brazzaville, Congo - In the Conference Room of the Hotel Phoenix, UPF-Congo celebrated the first UN Global Day of Parents on June 2. This celebration was presided by Dr. Julien Francis MOUFONDA, Vice chairman of UPF-Congo; the former Assistant Secretary General of the Organization of African Unity, H.E. Pascal Gayama; and Rev. Michel Cancel NDOLO, Secretary General of UPF-Congo.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - UPF-Malaysia honored the UN Global Day of Parents during a "Happy, Healthy Family Symposium" at the Peace Embassy in Kuala Lumpur on June 2.

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