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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.

Serov and Ekaterinburg, Russia - Two celebrations in the Urals helped build goodwill: an exchange of letters between students in Georgia and Serov, Russia, and exchanges of messages of peace between people in Georgia and Sverdlovsk Regional Medical College in Ekaterinburg.

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Moscow and Zelenograd, Russia - "We Pursue Peace" was the theme of the September 21 International Day of Peace celebration at the Russian State Humanitarian University, with support of the Universal Peace Federation and the Model UN Secretariat. On September 20, UPF participated in the "March for Peace organized by the Federation of Peace and Concord in Moscow. In nearby Zelenograd, students in school No. 1923 honored the International Day of Peace by observing a Minute of Silence.

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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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Orsha, Belarus - The District Executive Committee, the Belarus Peace Foundation, the UN Representative, and UPF organized celebrations of peace and brother-cities from September 19-21 in Orsha, one of the biggest cities of Belarus. Among the guests of honor were mayors of cities and districts of Belarus, Lithuania, Moldova, and Russia. This was the first celebration of its kind in Orsha.

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Medvezhiegorsk and Kostomuksha, Russia - UPF-Russia organized a variety of creative activities on the International Day of Peace for students in the towns of Medvezhiegorsk and Kostomuksha in the Karelia region of northeast Russia.

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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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Dushanbe, Tajikistan - On the International Day of Peace, UPF-Tajikistan representatives Alexander Fedorov gave a talk on “My responsibility in building peace” at a program at the Tajik National Conservatory.

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Tallinn, Estonia - On the International Day of Peace, UPF-Estonia Secretary General Johann Hinterleitner gave a presentation about a proposed interreligious council at the UN at the UPF Peace Embassy in Tallinn.

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Phnom Penh, Cambodia - On September 21, 150 Cambodia Mekong University students and some representative Ambassadors for Peace of UPF-Cambodia  responded to the call by the United Nations to commemorate the International Day of Peace and strengthen the ideals of peace.

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Jerusalem, Israel - A number of Israeli Ambassadors for Peace gathered on September 21 in Jerusalem to reflect on the Middle East Peace Initiative of July 20-24 and ways to help during upcoming initiative events.

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Tirana, Albania - A beautiful program was held on September 21 in which 70 school packages were given to orphans referred by the Institute of Albanian Orphans. People participated in a water ceremony that symbolized the unity of humankind.

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Freetown, Sierra Leone - UPF-Sierra Leone organized a seminar for high school students on September 21 on topics related to the theme of the International Day of Peace: “Youth for Peace and Development.”

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Castries, St. Lucia - UPF-St. Lucia and six other local organizations signed a joint declaration to mark the International Day of Peace 2010. It was published in the two main newspapers, and excerpts were read on the radio.

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Caracas, Venezuela - UPF-Venezuela worked with the Lions Club of Petare and the Committee on Legislation of the Caracas City Hall doing repairs at the St. Edmund Kids' Corner Foundation in Caracas on the International Day of Peace 2010.

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Utrecht, Netherlands - During the week leading up to September 21, UPF-Netherlands hosted a conference on development aid and supported projects of Ambassadors for Peace.

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Majuro, Marshall Islands -UPF-Marshall Islands organized a celebration of the UN International Day of Peace with students at the College of the Marshall Islands.

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Stuttgart, Germany - UPF-Stuttgart organized an event for the UN International Day of Peace on September 18. During the event we collected donations for disaster relief in Pakistan, which we forwarded to the United Nations Foundation.

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Harare, Zimbabwe - The UPF Secretary General worked with the UN Information Center, Iranian Embassy Cultural Department, Zimbabwe Olympic Committee, The Voice of Revival Ministry, and Fatima Zahra Women's Organization to organize a sports tournament and celebration of the UN International Day of Peace.

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Oslo, Norway - Around 70 people attended the UN International Day of Peace celebration at the Islamic Cultural Center in Oslo. The theme of the day was "Peace, Future, Youth and Development."

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Honiara, Solomon Islands - The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation organized a radio forum on September 19 on the theme of "Youth for Peace and Development" with the UPF Secretary General as one of the panelists.

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Gangtok, India - UPF-Sikkim commemorated the UN International Day of Peace on September 21 at a gathering in the Forest Department Conference Hall in Gangtok.

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Monza, Italy - UPF-Italy organized activities for a "Week of Peace" in honor of the UN International Day of Peace September 21-28 with activities in Monza, Milan, and Bergamo.

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Madrid, Spain - UPF Spain's Marriage and Family Initiative hosted a seminar about peace in honor of the UN International Day of Peace on September 19. Five presentations about peace were given, followed by appointments of new Ambassadors for Peace and interreligious prayers.

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