Forums, Celebrations, Sports, and Cultural Events Promote the International Day of Peace 2013

UPF chapters celebrated the International Day of Peace with forums featuring educators, religious leaders, public officials, and peace activists. Television shows, concerts, poetry competitions, sports events, peace marches, fairs, and other outdoor events  promoted the International Day of Peace in several countries.

Afghanistan - An educational and cultural program in Kabul
Albania - Helping orphans in Tirana
Argentina - International Poetry Contest awards and tree planting in Buenos Aires
Australia - A concert in Sydney and a forum in Brisbane
Austria - A forum with Rigoberta Menchu at the Vienna International Centre
Barbados - A week of activities in Bridgetown
Bolivia - Interreligious ceremonies and forums in La Paz and Cochabamba
Brazil - Peace awards in Sao Paulo
Burkina Faso - A forum in Ouagadougou
Cambodia - Activities at the Pannasastra International School in Phnom Penh
Canada - An educational program in Montreal
Central African Republic - A forum in Bangui
Colombia - A forum in Bogota
Costa Rica - Television broadcasts and a peace fair in San Jose
Cote d'Ivoire - Appointment of Ambassadors for Peace in Grand-Bassam
Czech Republic - A conference in Prague
Dominican Republic - A celebration in Bonao
DR Congo - Programs in three cities
Ecuador - A celebration in Quito in the National Assembly's former Senate Hall
Estonia - Programs for children and parents in Kehra and UPF friends in Tallinn
Finland - A program in Helsinki about ways to improve the integration of African immigrants in Finland
France - An educational program in Paris
Gabon - An educational program in Libreville
Georgia - Educational programs, tree-planting, and a celebration in Tbilisi
Germany - Forums, discussions, and prayer services in five cities
Ghana - Poetry Readings and Interviews in Accra
Guyana - A peace walk in Georgetown
India - Programs in four cities
Israel - An interfaith forum in Haifa
Italy - Interfaith programs in Bergamo and Monza
Japan - Cleaning up at a beach in Kanagawa Prefecture
Latvia - An educational program in Riga
Liberia - An educational program in Harper, Maryland County
Malaysia - A program in Kuala Lumpur on the theme "Education for Peace"
Marshall Islands - A forum in Majuro
Moldova - A flash mob in Chisinau making a symbol of peace, national television broadcast
Nepal - Meditation and sports events in Kathmandu
Netherlands - A Week of Peace events in Nijmegen and a program in The Hague
New Zealand - A forum and cultural program in Auckland
Nicaragua - A forum in Managua
Norway - A forum in Oslo
Niger - A conference on Education for Peace in Niamey
Nigeria - A National Peacebuilding Convocation in Abuja
Paraguay - A seminar in Asuncion
Peru - A forum in Lima in the Peruvian Congress
Philippines - Ceremonies and a forum in Mindanao
Russia - Activities in 5 cities
Solomon Islands - An educational forum in Honiara
Sri Lanka - A march and educational program at a college in Kaluaggala
St. Lucia - A march and educational program at a college in Castries
Taiwan - An interreligious forum in Taipei
UK - A concert in London of Middle Eastern music and a forum on peace education in Glasgow
Ukraine - A cultural program and football match in Kiev
US - A forum in Berkeley, California, on "Paths to Peace"
Zambia - A forum at the House of Egypt in Lusaka

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