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UPF-Peru Sponsors UN International Day of Peace Celebration

Peru-2019-09-20-UPF-Peru Sponsors UN International Day of Peace Celebration

Trujillo, Peru—With the active coordination of Dr. Trevor Jones, UPF-Peru organized a unique event to honor the 2019 UN International Day of Peace. The full auditorium accommodated over 200 guests, including a delegation of ambassadors from Lima. All had the desire to work for peace in our country because a crime wave has been hitting hard at the hearts of all Peruvians.

Seated at the head table were Mr. Daniel Marcelo Jacinto, the mayor of the Provincial Municipality of Trujillo; Mr. Wilson Chávez, executive director of UPF-Trujillo; Dr. Trevor Jones, executive president of UPF-Peru; and Congressman Luis Alberto Yika García. Mrs. Pilar Alvarez, former vice governor of Trujillo and president of the Trujillo Peace Council, was the emcee.

Mayor Jacinto opened the commemorative event, thanking all attendees for their valuable participation. Executive Director Chávez gave a message about the search collaborative partners to work for a world of peace.

Dr. Jones addressed the attendees to invite them to live under the guiding principles of UPF and to work from home and family to achieve the long-awaited peace. Congressman García, also an Ambassador for Peace, introduced Mrs. Faith Jones, wife of Dr. Jones, who asked the corresponding authorities to take corrective measures to stop the crime wave plaguing Peru.

The international singer–songwriter César Villalobos, also an Ambassador for Peace, highlighted the event by interpreting Peruvian themes, earning the applause of the participants.

In the framework of this ceremony commemorating the continuing struggle for peace, new Ambassadors for Peace were inducted; the corresponding medals were awarded to those who are actively working to promote peace in their community and beyond.

Congressman García closed the event by inviting those present to Peru’s March for Peace, an annual event celebrating UPF’s Peace Road initiative, on September 21.

The United Nations designated September 21 as the International Day of Peace in 1981, intending it to be a period of nonviolence and cease-fire. Each year’s celebration has carried a theme: In 2019 it is “Climate Action for Peace.”

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