Schools across the World to be Linked by Livestreaming on International Day of Peace
an article by David Adams
For the third consecutive year, schools across the
world will be linked by livestreaming on September
21, the International Day of Peace. This is an
initiative of the
International Association of Peace Messenger
Cities. The organization was created in 1986
"to recognize and encourage the role and
responsibility cities have in creating a culture
Pairing of New Haven, U.S.A. with Wielun, Poland in 2012
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The pairings this year [updated on August 26] are:
Bhubaneswar, India, with Volgograd, Russia
Kakiri, Uganda, with Lagos, Nigeria
Kragujevac, Serbia, with Crepy-en-Valois, France
Nablus, Palestine, with Messolonghi, Greece
New Haven, CT, USA, with Acapulco, Mexico
Oswiecim, Poland, with Como, Italy
Paris, France, with Sarajevo, Bosnia
Piracicaba, Brazil, with Mexico City, Mexico
Plonsk, Poland, with Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia, with Morphou, Cyprus
Toronto, Canada (a), with Windsor, CT, USA
Toronto, Canada (b), with Cambridge, MA, USA
Torun, Poland, with Brighton, UK
Wielun, Poland with alcininkai, Lithuania
The event will be broadcast live on the IAPMC Youtube
channel, and previous broadcasts from 2011 and
2012 are also available there.
Concerning the participating cities, It is not by
accident that Hiroshima is the home city of Mayors
for Peace, which was established in 1982 to ensure
that there would never again be the nuclear
destruction of a city and which now counts over
5,000 member cities around the world. Nor is it
by accident that the two cities in the USA are the
only cities in that country with official municipal peace
Question(s) related to this article:
How can culture of peace be developed at the municipal level?,
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Latest reader comment:
International Cities Choose Peace
J. Fred Arment
International Cities of Peace, an association of global cities of peace, is using the U.N. Culture of Peace tenets as the guideline for forming initiatives. To date, thirty-one cities are part of the association. Some are grassroots organizations, others have the firm commitment by resolution or proclamation from the city council.
International Cities of Peace include the following:
Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A.
Eugene, Oregon, U.S.A.
Unity Village, Missouri, U.S.A
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Fizi, Democratic Republic of Congo
Lake County, California, U.S.A.
Aba, Abia State, Nigeria
Reno, Nevada, U.S.A.
Mzuzu and Lilongwe, Malawi
Tuolumne County, California, U.S.A.
Bihac, Bosnia, Herzegovina
Freetown, Sierra Leone
Nyala, Darfur, Sudan
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A.
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, U.S.A.
Kalamazoo, Michigan, U.S.A.
To start an initiative, go to the association's website for resources and tools.