Tag: Peace

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

  In 2002 the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 May to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, following the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2001.The United Nations sees the promotion of cultural diversity, and intercultural dialogue… Continue Reading World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April | United Nations

  On the 29th April 1997 the United Nations Chemical Weapons Convention entered into force, with the object to “exclude completely the possibility of the use of chemical weapons” (Preamble). The 29th April is now observed by the United Nations every year as a Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.   In… Continue Reading Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, 29 April | United Nations

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

  The 6th April is observed by the United Nations every year as the International Day of Sport for Development of Peace, to acknowledge and promote sport as a way to advance human rights, development and peace.   On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2017, the UN are launching the digital… Continue Reading International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

International Mine Awareness Day, 4 April | United Nations

  The 4th April is International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a day observed every year by the United Nations to honour and promote the essential work of demining and mine-risk education in development and peace building.   The theme for International Mine Awareness Day 2017 is “Needs driven. People centred,” acknowledging that… Continue Reading International Mine Awareness Day, 4 April | United Nations

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March | United Nations

  The 21st March every year is recognised by the United Nations as International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. The theme for 2017 is “Racial profiling and incitement to hatred, including in the context of migration,” recognising that refugees and migrants are often targets for racial discrimination.   Below is some information about the… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March | United Nations

Mission as Listening Workshop on 27th March: Listening, Nonviolence and Peacemaking

On 27th March Michael Wood and Brendan McKeague will be facilitating a workshop and conversation called “Mission as Listening.” Based on Pope Francis’ message for World Day of peace 2017, “Nonviolence: a Style of Politics for Peace,” the workshop will look at how churches can equip themselves for listening as a way of practical peacemaking ministry, nonviolence… Continue Reading Mission as Listening Workshop on 27th March: Listening, Nonviolence and Peacemaking

World Interfaith Harmony Week – First week of February 2017 | United Nations

During the first week of February every year, the World Interfaith Harmony Week is observed by people of faith around the world.   World Interfaith Harmony Week was first proposed at the UN General Assembly on September 23, 2010 by H.M. King Abdullah II of Jordan, and was proclaimed by the General Assembly in resolution A/RES/65/5 adopted… Continue Reading World Interfaith Harmony Week – First week of February 2017 | United Nations

International Human Solidarity Day, 20th December 2016

The 20th December 2016 is International Human Solidarity Day, which is observed every year by the United Nations to promote and celebrate the concept of solidarity, which is central to the aims of the United Nations as an organisation, and to the Sustainable Development Goals.   The United Nations says that International Human Solidarity Day… Continue Reading International Human Solidarity Day, 20th December 2016

Disarmament Week | 24 – 30 October 2016 | United Nations

The week of 24th October to 30th October is observed by the United Nations as Disarmament Week, a week to acknowledge and raise public awareness of the important task of global disarmament.     Since the birth of the United Nations, the goals of multilateral disarmament and arms limitation have been deemed central to the maintenance… Continue Reading Disarmament Week | 24 – 30 October 2016 | United Nations

Welcome to Australia: Walk Together this year on Oct 22nd in your city

No matter where we’ve come from, how we got here or why we’ve made Australia home – we share our future. Together, we can create communities characterised by welcome and a nation known for its diversity, unity and generosity.   If you believe that compassion builds a better future than cruelty, that fear and prejudice… Continue Reading Welcome to Australia: Walk Together this year on Oct 22nd in your city

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