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United Nations Relations

Peru Celebrates UN Universal Children’s Day

Peru-2017-11-20-Peru Celebrates UN Universal Children’s Day

Lima, Peru—UPF-Peru, in collaboration with the Women’s Federation for World Peace (WFWP) and the NGO Heart of Peru, organized a celebration of the UN Universal Children’s Day in Lima on November 20, 2017.Around 350 people, including students from various schools, participated in the event, which took place at the Grand Lodge of Peru.

The master of ceremonies, Mr. César Pajares, and Mrs. Maria Elena Rivero, president of the Association of Broadcasters of Peru, introduced the program.

The opening remarks were given by vice president of UPF-Peru, Gen. Hector Jhon Caro, and were followed by a reflection about the significance of the Universal Children's Day 2017, given by the coordinator of WFWP-Peru, Mrs. Luz Mejía Lara.

Afterwards, a documentary about the activities carried out by UPF was shown.

The director of the UGEL 07, part of the Regional Office of Education of Metropolitan Lima, Mrs. Gloria María Saldaña Usco paid homage to children champions in different sporting disciplines.

Music was performed by the choir of the Grand Lodge of Peru, led by Mr. Enrique Vargas Machuca, and singer-songwriter Cesar Villalobos, director of Inca Son, an acclaimed music ensemble.

Junior Ambassador for Peace Mr. Kabir Pajares, who heads the Planet of Heart campaign, spoke about his vision for the future of children.

UPF appointed new Ambassadors for Peace, including junior and youth Ambassadors for Peace.

Among those appointed were the Grand Master of the Mason’s Lodge of Peru, Mr. César Bazán Naveda; the mayor of San Luis district in Lima province, Mr. Ronald Fuertes, the dean of statistics at the Angela Morales School; and the renowned host of the Peruvian TV program "Because Today is Saturday with Andrew" (“Porque Hoy es Sábado Con Andrés”)in recognition of his contributions to society and humanitarian causes. In addition, for the first time, a child with a disability was appointed as a Junior Ambassador for Peace. Mr. Anderson Mera Chapoñan, an outstanding athlete and a champion of a 100 meters race was honored with the designation.

Following the closing remarks, the attendees enjoyed a buffet meal together and discussed the event. Many expressed a desire to work more in the future with UPF and WFWP.

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