Let the 100-Day Countdown Begin: International Day of Peace

2011 Peace Day Theme

Today the UN announced this year’s theme for the International Day of Peace: MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD. Their announcement opens: “September 21, 2011, marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Peace. As we begin today a 100-day countdown to the observance, we pay tribute to the many civil society activists who lent the strength of their imagination to the institution of this Day.” 

September 21, 2011, marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Peace. As we begin today a 100-day countdown to the observance, we pay tribute to the many civil society activists who lent the strength of their imagination to the institution of this Day.The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1981 that the Day shall be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

It invited all Member States, the United Nations system, regional organizations, non-governmental organizations, peoples and individuals to commemorate the Day in different ways, especially through all means of education, and to cooperate with the United Nations in the observance of that day.Education, and the fruits of education, have been central to this observance.Young women and men everywhere are demonstrating the power of connection by reaching out to each other, and rallying together, in the common cause of the dignity and human rights to which their peoples aspire.It is in tribute to them, and the spirit they represent, that we have chosen this year, under the overall idea of Peace and Democracy, the theme of “Make your voice heard.”

The United Nations stands ready to work with the peoples in whose name the International Day of Peace was established to secure a world ready for, and worthy of, the peace that is essential to all creative human endeavour.

MESSAGE BY MR. KIYO AKASAKA

UNITED NATIONS UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC INFORMATION
ON THE 100-DAY COUNTDOWN TO INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE,
OBSERVED ON 21 SEPTEMBER 2011
13 JUNE 2011

Posted on June 14, 2011, in Events and Youth Network Activities and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Ours is an NGO committed in promoting peaceful co/existence,managing diversities,, encourage promgrammes for conflict resolution and transformation among the youths,communities and in the Niger Delta Nigeria,Africa.We recognize that there can be no sustainable development without sustainable peace.
    Afro Centre for Development Peace and Justice facilitate capacity building based on reconciliation and peace building,carryout innovative action research ,lobbying and advocacy and preventive diplomacy.
    In this year theme of MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD ,AFRODEP is anticipating to host a promgramme that will address the youths as agent of change in relation to peace.
    email:afrodepdelta@yahoo.com.www.afrodep.org.1 Tom Adigwu Street,opposite direct labour agency DLA Road Asaba ,P.O.Box 1011 ,Delta ,Nigeria Africa.
    Augusta Donald
    Programme Cordinator
    Peace Buiding Department
    AFRODEP

  2. A one Day Peace Education workshop titled The Force of Peace in Nation Building Was held at Holy Wood International Secondary School summit illah road behind Ecobank Asaba,Delta State ,Nigeria.The objective was to commemorate World Peace Day ,21st September ,2011 among youth in~school.The programme commenced with a brief history of why today is declared international Day of Peace.The training session was facilitated by the programme coordinator Augusta Donald Keneboh .followed by qroup exercise carried out and presentation taken by each qroup leaders.Four qroup presented their answers based on their question.One of our team member by name Francisca Okolo taught the student on a peace song which she composed and the participants learnt and recited with her.Finally, the students proposed an acronym for peace

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