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Day of Peace in Asuncion

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Asuncion, Paraguay
- On September 18 the United Nations International Day of Peace was celebrated in the Bicameral Chamber of the National Congress of Paraguay with more than 180 persons in attendance. UPF-Paraguay together with the Foundation for Global Peace-Paraguay, the Legislative Office of Prof. Dr. Dionisio Ortega, the Law Students Center of the Catholic University, Youth on the Move, the National Commission for Cooperation with UNESCO, and the United Nations Information Center held a forum in which various institutions, government bodies, and NGOs participated.

Participants signed a manifesto that UNESCO created for Nobel Peace Prize winners: "I promise that in my daily life, in my family, in my work, in my community, in my country and in my region I will respect every form of life, reject every form of violence, share with others, listen in order to understand, conserve the planet, and contribute to the development of the community."

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