DISARMAMENT & SECURITY .
An article from Scoop Independent News (reprinted as Creative Commons)
The UNANZ [United Nations Association of New Zealand] celebration for the International Day of Peace will take place on Monday 21st September 2015, 5.30 – 8.30 pm at Parliament in the Legislative chamber.
Our Keynote Speaker, Dr Kennedy Graham MP, will set the scene by speaking on the ‘invincible power of community spirit’.
The event will take the form of a panel discussion of ideas contributed from various community groups around NZ on actions which can be taken to create a culture of peace locally. The basis for the discussion will be the 9 point summary of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals – “Transforming the World by 2030 – A New Agenda for Global Action” – to be presented for adoption at the United Nations at the end of September 2015.
The outcome of our discussion will act as a contribution from New Zealand, and will be sent to the NZ Permanent Representative to the UN and the government of NZ.
The evening will conclude with a lively performance by the Multicultural Council of Wellington; highlighting how New Zealand continues to emerge as a kaleidoscope of multiculturalism, peace and unity among nations.
– Maori welcome
– City welcome – Her Worship the Mayor, Celia Wade-Brown
* Key-note speaker: Kennedy Graham MP, on “The Invincible Power of Community Spirit”
* Panel Chair: Dr Graham Hassall (President of the United Nations Association of New Zealand)