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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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United Nations International Day of Peace 2017

The United Nations set the theme for this year's observance as 
"Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.

Paris, France—The 2017 International Day of Peace was celebrated at an evening program with the theme given by the United Nations: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”

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Lyon, France—Leaders of local NGOs met at the Espace Culture et Paix (Culture and Peace Space) to celebrate this year’s International Day of Peace.

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Auckland, New Zealand—UN International Day of Peace 2017 was commemorated by UPF-New Zealand on September 30 at the Parnell Peace Embassy in Auckland. 

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Kinshasa, DR Congo—On the occasion of UN International Day of Peace, UPF-DR Congo, in collaboration with the Congolese government, organized an event to launch the UPF National Peace Council. 

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Novosibirsk, Russia—The 2017 International Day of Peace was celebrated with debates between college students on the topic "Eurasian Union: Present and Future."

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Düsseldorf, Germany—The 2017 International Day of Peace was commemorated with a discussion of Syria and a proposal for bringing peace there.

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Munich, Germany—The local branch of UPF marked the 2017 International Day of Peace by organizing an interfaith peace prayer meeting.

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Nairobi, Kenya—Celebrations in honor of the International Day of Peace, Eid–Ul-Haj and Peace Road 2017 were held at the home of the Hon. Rashid Omar, deputy chief of the Kadhi court (Nairobi) on September 30.

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Stuttgart, Germany—UPF and the Stuttgart House of Religions joined forces to commemorate the 2017 UN International Day of Peace.

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Bratislava, Slovakia—“Peace Is More Than Just the Absence of War” was the theme of the UPF-Slovakia program honoring the 2017 UN International Day of Peace.

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London, United Kingdom—UPF-UK commemorated the UN International Day of Peace by holding a discussion on the theme “How Do We Stop the Next War?”

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Tokyo, Japan—On the occasion of the 2017 UN International Day of Peace, UPF-Japan, together with the Council of Religious Ambassadors for Peace, organized the project, Prayer for World Peace with Paper Cranes, in Tokyo.

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Moratuwa, Sri Lanka—To commemorate the International Day of Peace, UPF-Sri Lanka in cooperation with the municipal council of and a local hospital in Moratuwa city organized a clinic, offering free medical and dental care for one day.

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Pristina, Kosovo—UPF and affiliated organizations celebrated the 2017 UN International Day of Peace by holding a Peace Road event in the capital.

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Ayacucho, Peru—UPF-Peru hosted the Peace Road and held events to celebrate the International Day of Peace in the mountain city of Ayacucho.

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Moscow, Russia—Social equality, character education, friendship and brotherhood were among the themes of a celebration of International Day of Peace.

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Melbourne, Australia—Peacebuilding within the diverse, multicultural city of Melbourne was the focus of the 2017 celebration of International Day of Peace.

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Multan, Pakistan—UPF-Pakistan commemorated the UN International Day of Peace 2017 by co-organizing a seminar with the Multan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MCCI).

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United States—UPF marked the 2017 UN International Day of Peace in more than a dozen locations across the United States.

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 Tirana, Albania—UPF-Albania and affiliated organizations marked the 2017 UN International Day of Peace by helping orphaned children on their journey of education.

 

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Sindh Province, Pakistan—The Pakistan chapter of UPF held an event in celebration of the International Day of Peace in the southeast province of Sindh.

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Montreal, Canada—About 20 guests and members of UPF, including the mayor of the borough of Saint-Laurent, attended a meeting held in Montreal to commemorate the UN International Day of Peace 2017.

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Kanagawa, Japan—To commemorate the International Day of Peace, UPF-Japan, in partnership with the Youth and Students for Peace, organized a cleanup at a beach in Kanagawa prefecture.

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Valletta, Malta—About 35 Maltese celebrated their nation’s Independence Day and the UN International Day of Peace simultaneously by taking part in a Peace Road event.

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