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UN International Day of Peace 2009

The theme chosen by the UN for 2009 was "Disarmament and Non-proliferation." For a PowerPoint overview of UPF observances, click here.

Santiago, Dominican Republic - Hundreds of people gathered in a university auditorium to celebrate peace.

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Quito, Ecuador - People from different regions and professions attended a peace gathering at the National Assembly.

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Tallinn, Estonia - Music and images of peace highlighted a celebration at the Tallinn Peace Embassy.

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Moscow, Russia - The Eurasian Peace Council supports a global call for ceasefire.

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Vannes, France - In connection with the International Day of Peace, donations were collected to send to Togo.

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Tbilisi, Georgia - A round-table discussion explored the theme of "Leadership at a Time of Crisis."

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Dusseldorf, Germany - Some 80 people assembled at the Goethe-Hafez Hall in Dusseldorf for a seminar on peace.

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Munich, Germany - “You will receive whatever you ask for in prayer, if you believe."

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Stuttgart, Germany - A special event was held to raise funds for orphans in Cote d'Ivoire.

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Georgetown, Guyana - The third annual "Peace Walk" ended at the Seawall Bandstand.

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New Delhi, India - Ms. Shalini Dewan, Director of United Nations Information Centre for India and Bhutan, spoke on peace.

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Dublin, Ireland - A veteran peacebuilder described lessons from the peace process in Ireland.

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Haifa, Israel - Women of three faiths gathered at a celebration in the City Hall.

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Italy - An International Week of Peace was celebrated in Milan with a benefit concert and a seminar on peace in the family and community and in Monza with a peace vigil and intercultural dialogue.

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Kanagawa, Japan – Youth from Tokyo cleaned up a beach on the Miura Peninsula.

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Tokyo, Japan - UPF-Japan hosted a forum about expectations of the new Japanese administration.

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Riga, Latvia - People of different ages and nationalities watched the film The Day After Peace.

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Chisinau, Moldova - A crowded meeting was attended by university professors, NGO leaders, and the media.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia - The United Nations International Day of Peace was celebrated at the School of Foreign Service.

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Kathmandu, Nepal - UPF joined the Nepal government in celebrating the Day of Peace on the theme “We must disarm.”

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Bergen aan Zee, Netherlands - A seminar on disarmament was part of the UPF European Leadership Conference.

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The Hague, Netherlands - On September 21, UPF-Netherlands participated in a Suikerfeest.

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Mangere, New Zealand - The Day of Peace celebration was attended by 70 people from the Te Wananga O Aotearoa.

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Oslo, Norway - Korean and Afghan diplomats attended a discussion on disarmament by NGO officials and a representative of Norway's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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