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UN International Day of Peace 2014

The theme for 2014 was "The Right of Peoples to Peace," marking the 30th anniversary of the UN General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. See UPF's Statement on the International Day of Peace 2014. For a PowerPoint overview of UPF observances click here.

Burkina Faso—On September 21, 2014, the UN International Day of Peace, and in honor of the 30th anniversary of the UN Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, UPF-Burkina Faso held a Memorial Festival of Ascension and Unity.

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Kiev, Ukraine - At the European University in Kiev, UPF volunteers and students from Japan, Korea and Ukraine gave short performances about the traditions and cultures of their countries and exchanged Certificates of Friendship on Sept. 17, marking the International Day of Peace.

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Copenhagen, Denmark - More than 100 people attended a celebration of the UN International Day of Peace at the Copenhagen City Hall on Sept. 21, 2014.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - At the Club Español of Buenos Aires, the prizes of the sixth annual International Poetry Contest “Bridges and Roads for Peace” were awarded on the International Day of Peace, Sept. 22, 2014.

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Kabul, Afghanistan - The International Day of Peace was celebrated in Kabul on Sept. 21, 2014 by thousands of school and university students, members of civil society organizations, teachers and peace volunteers in a program of speeches, recreational activities and a cleaning project.

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Chisinau, Moldova - The Sun Japanese Culture Center, supported by UPF-Moldova, organized a series of educational and peace awareness activities in libraries, in elementary, middle and high schools, and in colleges, engaging children and youth in making 1000 paper cranes expressing hopes for peace in Ukraine.

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Honiara, Solomon Islands - The UN International Day of Peace program in Solomon Islands on Sept. 20, 2014 featured a family candlelight ceremony accompanied by the song “Carry Your Candle.”

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Buenos Aires, Argentina - “Roads and bridges for peace” is the theme of the sixth annual International Poetry Contest in Spanish organized by UPF-Argentina, with winners to be announced on the International Day of Peace, September 21, 2014.

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Majuro, Marshall Islands - The UN International Day of Peace event at the Dar Restaurant in Majuro on Sept. 20, 2014 was a very meaningful gathering.

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Leon, Nicaragua - UPF-Nicaragua organized International Day of Peace events in Leon and Managua, Sept. 21 and 22, 2014, presenting UPF's vision of "One family under God."

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Diego Martin, Trinidad & Tobago – The International Day of Peace 2014 commemorations included a service project on Sept. 21 and a program on Sept. 22.

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Bangkok, Thailand - In schools throughout Thailand, the UN International Day of Peace was observed Sept. 19, 2014, by reading peace messages and observing one minute of silence.

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Gampola, Sri Lanka - A youth workshop and shramadana campaign (volunteer manual work) marked the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2014 in Sri Lanka.

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An Interfaith Walk and Prayer for Peace commemorated the International Day of Peace 2014 in Brisbane, Queensland, Sept. 21, and a Bridge of Peace ceremony brought together representatives of different nationalities in Victoria on Sept. 20.

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Bangui, Central African Republic - UPF-Central African Republic organized a peacebuilding seminar Sept. 15-17, 2014 for members of the Future Leaders Association of the Central African Republic .

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Kinshasa, DR Congo - An International Day of Peace conference took place at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kinshasa Sept. 27, 2014, to build increase the peacebuilding capacity of Ambassadors for Peace in advance of local and national elections.

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As part of UPF-Eurasia's Baltic Dialogue project, a group of long-distance runners set out from St. Petersburg Sept. 20, 2014 in a super-marathon relay run for peace, commemorating the UN International Day of Peace 2014. They arrived in Vilnius, Latvia, on Sept. 28.

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Sumgait, Azerbaijan - UPF-Azerbaijan initiated a celebration of the International Day of Peace in Sumgait on Sept. 21, 2014 with a Bike Ride for Peace with participation of cyclists of all ages from Baku and Sumgait as well as members of the Athletic Club of Cyclists of Sumgait.

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Libreville, Gabon – UPF-Gabon celebrated the International Day of Peace on Sept, 22, 2014 in the Chamber of the Economic and Social Council as a day of reflection and education.

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UPF chapters in 42 nations organized program commemorating the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, 2014. The theme chosen by the UN for 2014 was “The Right of Peoples to Peace.”

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Zurich, Switzerland - Approximately 80 people took part in a Family and Peace Festival in Zurich on Sept. 21, 2014.

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Montreal, Canada - Ambassadors for Peace and friends gathered in Montreal on the evening of Sept. 22, 2014, to commemorate the UN International Day of Peace.

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Kathmandu, Nepal - The UN International Day of Peace 2014 was celebrated by UPF-Nepal with programs held in Kathmandu, Nepaljung, Pokhara, Chitwan, Dhangadhi and Biratnagar.

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In the Congress of Peru, UPF held a forum on Sept. 23, 2014 in observance of the UN International Day of Peace. A second observance took place in Trujillo on Sept. 30.

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