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UN International Day of Peace 2013

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

"It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies." - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Niamey, Niger - In the conference hall of the Hotel Ténéré in Niamey, UPF-Niger held a conference on October 27 on the theme "Education for Peace."

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Phnom Penh - Cambodia - UPF-Cambodia observed the International Day of Peace, with the cooperation of the Cambodia Japan Support Committee, on September 29 at the Pannasastra International School in the capital, Phnom Penh. Under the theme “Education for Peace,” 120 high school and university students heard presentations about universal moral values.

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Bogotá, Colombia - El 28 de septiembre se realizó en Colombia la celebración del Día Internacional de la Paz, la reunión contó con la participación de líderes de diferentes áreas.

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Bogota, Colombia - An International Day of Peace program on September 28 featured Imam Julian Zapata, co-founder and director of the Islamic Cultural Center in Colombia; Dr. Alexandra Martinez, a lawyer and member of the Presbyterian Church; and Pastor Alfredo Torres, director of the NGO Christians for Peace.

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UPF-India held four events commemorating the International Day of Peace 2013, starting in Malda, West Bengal on Sept. 17 and ending in the capital city of New Delhi on Sept. 27.

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Majuro, Marshall Islands – An International Day of Peace forum at the Long Islands Hotel in Majuro on September 25 featured Hon. Kessai Note, former President of the Republic of Marshall Islands and now a Senator, as the keynote speaker.

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Lima, Peru - UPF-Peru celebrated the International Day of Peace in the Congress on September 25. Speakers included the UN Representative, Sra. Rebecca Arias; Congressman Dr. Yonhy Lescano; the Ambassador for Palestine in Peru and Ecuador, Dr. Walid Abdel Rahim; and Dr. Antero Flores Araoz, former Minister of Defense. There was also an Interreligious candle lighting ceremony.

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Montreal, Canada - Ambassadors for Peace gathered in Montreal in observance of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 23, 2013. A presentation included some background on the history of the Day of Peace as well as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's words on this occasion.

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UPF-Bolivia organized an International Day of Peace program in La Paz on September 14 that featured interreligious ceremonies and prayers and a speech by Dr. Samuel Soria on principles of peace. In Cochabamba, the Youth Federation of Bolivia held a forum on September 22 on the topic "Education for Peace."

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - UPF-Malaysia observed the International Day of Peace in Kuala Lumpur at the UPF Peace Embassy on September 22 with a presentation by Dato' Alfred Ananda Kumaraseri, former Ambassador to Nigeria, on the theme "Education for Peace."

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Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso - Three conferences took place in commemoration of the United Nations International Day of Peace September 14 to 22 in Ouagadougou.

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UPF-Netherlands organized International Day of Peace 2013 events in Nijmegen and The Hague.

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