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United Nations International Day of Peace 2016

Abuja, Nigeria—Assemblies in Abuja, Port Harcourt and Lagos marked the 2016 International Day of Peace by discussing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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Moscow, Russia—The 2016 International Day of Peace was celebrated by UPF chapters across Russia.

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Pavlodar, Kazakhstan—More than 30 participants attended the seminar "Peacemaking Means Responsibility for the Fate of the Planet.”

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New Delhi, India—The International Day of Peace was commemorated in India with seminars, an inter-collegiate debate competition and an interfaith conference.  

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Buenos Aires, Argentina—UPF-Argentina celebrated the International Day of Peace with a program at the National Library, where awards for the 8th International Poetry Contest, “Peace as the Protection of Creation,” were given.

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New Delhi, India—On the occasion of the International Day of Peace and International Day of Non-Violence 2016, UPF held its second Indian Interfaith Peace Initiative conference. 

 

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Pointe-Noire, Congo—About 30 dignitaries, including UPF Ambassadors for Peace, attended a celebration of UN International Day of Peace 2016.

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Brazzaville, Congo—The Ministry of Justice and Human Rights was the site of a celebration of the UN International Day of Peace.

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Managua, Nicaragua—UPF-Nicaragua commemorated the International Day of Peace 2016 by organizing events at two universities. 

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Mirpurkhas, Pakistan—A seminar on peace was organized by UPF and ADARSH, a local Pakistani NGO, to commemorate the International Day of Peace in Pakistan.  

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Majuro, Marshall Islands—A former president, a UN representative, and religious leaders were among those celebrating the 2016 International Day of Peace.

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Munich, Germany—International Day of Peace 2016 was observed by UPF-Munich with an interreligious peace prayer.

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Taipei, Taiwan—UPF-Taiwan observed the International Day of Peace by holding a seminar on “The Future of Cross-Strait Relations: The Way of Peace, Sustainable Development and Cooperation.”   

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Oslo, Norway—The 2016 International Day of Peace was celebrated with a program titled “The UN Sustainable Development Goals and Religion.”

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Colombo, Sri Lanka—The International Day of Peace was celebrated in Sri Lanka with a program and a peace march.

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Suva, Fiji—International Day of Peace 2016 was celebrated with a program on Parents’ Education.

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Monza, Italy—An interfaith prayer for peace was held by candlelight to celebrate the 2016 International Day of Peace.

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Haifa, Israel—In observance of the International Day of Peace, programs were held at two high schools in Israel. 

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Abuja, Nigeria—The 2016 International Day of Peace was commemorated in over 20 colleges of education in Nigeria.

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Beirut, Lebanon—UPF-Lebanon commemorated the International Day of Peace by organizing a Festival of Peace in a Syrian refugee camp.   

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New York, United States—A peace forum, a dinner, meditation, and interfaith prayer were some of the ways that various U.S. chapters of UPF observed the 2016 International Day of Peace.

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Vienna, Austria—An International Day of Peace celebration at the United Nations’ Vienna office examined the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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Lanús, Argentina—UPF participated in the “Meeting for Peace” in Lanús, Buenos Aires province to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

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Melbourne, Australia—In recognition of UN International Day of Peace, a conference to support and foster peacebuilding was held in Melbourne’s Docklands suburb.

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