nal Day of Peace message from UN S-G Ban Ki-Moon
Video by Yubupa
UN I T E D N A T I O N S N A T I O N S U N I E S
MESSAGE FOR 100-DAY COUNTDOWN TO INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
13 JUNE 2010
One hundred days from today, the world will markthe International Day of Peace - a day on which armed conflict is meant to be stilled… a day on which we appeal to combatants to observe a ceasefire…a day on which we reaffirm commitment to non-violence and the peaceful resolution of disputes.
This year's observance, which takes place on 21 September, focuses on youth and development, under the slogan: "Peace = Future."
Young people already play a crucial role in working for peace.Yet I know they can do even more. So this International Day comes with a challenge for young people everywhere: Expand on your work to build peace. Share your plans and ideas, with creativity and passion. The world'sconcerns will soon be in your hands.
This year, the International Day of Peace coincides with the Summit I am convening to boost progress towards the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Achieving the goals is essential for ending armed conflict and building sustainable peace. I hope
the voices of young people will be heard at the Summit and in the run-up to it.
Over the next 100 days, I urge young people to plan projects that can help create the conditions for peace in their communities, in their schools, in their countries. We need your voice and commitment, and we will share your stories with the world.
As we start the countdown to the International Day of Peace, we recognize two truths: Only in a peaceful environment will young people realize their full potential - and youngpeople have the potential to start building that peaceful world today.
_CELEBRATE THE UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, 21 SEPTEMBER!_
The Secretary-General invites everyone to participate in the
International Day of Peace. I have this message attached in all the
official languages of the UN, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, French and
I hope that you and your CC have already begun to plan for Sept
21. I am looking forward to sharing your plans and reports of your events.
May Peace prevail on Earth,
United Nations NGO Representative
The purpose of the United Religions Initiative is to promote enduring, daily
interfaith cooperation, to end religiously motivated violence and to create
cultures of peace, justice and healing for the Earth and all living beings.
From Yuel Bhatti
Co-Founder Local ABC4All /
Dear Burt and Pat.
Willard United Religions Initiative United Nations NGO Representative
www.uri.org . Please share this message to ABC4All network. My sister
Patrica will produce special video of the message when you have time. May
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