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A survey by CPNN
The following 18 events in 12 Arab and Middle Eastern countries were listed in Google during the week of September 21-28 this year under the key words “International day of peace” “peace day”, “journee internationale de la paix” and اليوم الدولي للسلام .
About 18 events are listed on the maps of One Day One Choir and Montessori schools singing for peace, but there is no indication which took place this year and which took place only in previous years
On September 21, the International Day of Peace. . . an online launch event to kick-off the new World BEYOND War India and Afghanistan chapters! We’ll discuss World BEYOND War’s mission and campaigns, the current state of the peace movement in Afghanistan and India, and why we need a world beyond war. We’ll have time to break out into discussion groups to talk about what anti-war issues matter to you and how we can work together to create World BEYOND War chapters in India and Afghanistan.
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the Arab League called on all nations and peoples, especially Arab countries experiencing armed conflicts, to immediately cease fire, abide by the cessation of hostilities, and resort to a political solution, as it is the only way to settle conflicts and disputes. . . The Arab League affirmed its full support for the efforts undertaken by the United Nations with the aim of promoting sustainable peace, including its commitments to peacekeeping and peacebuilding, and its keenness to establish a strategic partnership with the International Organization for the Prevention of Peace. disputes and their resolution. The Arab League also called on all peoples to work on building and spreading a culture of peace by consolidating a set of values and behavioral patterns based on respect for human rights, rejecting violence in all its forms and forms, strengthening the rule of law, adhering to the principles of democracy, freedom and justice, spreading the values of tolerance, acceptance of others, cultural pluralism and promoting dialogue.
AThe Bahrain Shura and Representatives Councils hold a dialogue seminar in conjunction with the International Day of Peace. . . the original topic has been published and is available on the Bahraini Al-Watan newspaper , and the editorial team at Al-Jadeed Press has verified it . . .
CAIRO, EGYPT – HELIOPOLIS LIBRARY
On the occasion of the International Day of Peace.. Fine Art Exhibition at Heliopolis Library . . . Iman Mahdi, director of the Heliopolis Library, confirmed that the exhibition includes paintings that reflect the various symbols of peace in a graffiti style, where the dove of peace, the olive branch, and the various symbols of peace from all civilizations are painted to express peace . . . Mahdi indicated that on the sidelines of the exhibition, a number of workshops will be held on the theme of the International Day of Peace, under the supervision of the artist Ahmed Biro, with the participation of the exhibition’s pioneers . .
CAIRO, EGYPT – TALAAT HARB CULTURAL CENTER
The Talaat Harb Cultural Center “in Mrs. Nafisa”, affiliated to the Cultural Development Fund Sector, will hold a number of artistic and cultural activities on the occasion of the International Peace Day . . . The celebration comes to familiarize the center’s youth and children with the concepts and objectives of the International Day of Peace, and it includes: plastic arts workshops and an art exhibition for the production of the August workshops, a cultural evening around the International Day of Peace, and the celebration ends with a concert by the “Sabaya” band, led by the artist Nashwa Talaat, who presents a collection of traditional songs. From different countries.
CAIRO, EGYPT – tour and symposium
The Department of Cultural Development and Community Communication at the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities, in cooperation with the Ability Center for Studies and Training, organized the first rounds of the “Parents of Determination” program for 30 families of deaf and hard of hearing, under the title “With reference, you will know the history of the ancestors.” . . . At the end of the tour, an educational symposium was organized in Al-Ghouri Dome on “Accepting the Other”, on the sidelines of the celebration of the International Day of Peace.
International art show themed with global peace. Each one of these delicate works of art are created by an artist from a different country, each trying a unique way to highlight the need for a lasting peace in the world. Dubbed Aspiration for Peace, the art gallery is organized by the ECO Cultural Institute with the aim of promoting global peace through the language of art. . . . The art show was held on the occasion of the International Day of Peace.
In honor of International Peace Day, some 1,000 Jewish and Arab mothers will gather Wednesday for a number of events held by Women Wage Peace, including creating a human chain and a rally. “The events of the past year proved that it is impossible to manage the Israel-Palestinian conflict,” said Women Wage Peace steering committee member Nadia Hamdan. “We will come to Jerusalem during Hol Hamo’ed Sukkot and demand that the government do everything possible to resolve the conflict with a political agreement. We embark on a New Year waging peace,” she said. “We Jewish, Moslem, Christian, Druze and Bedouin mothers, secular and religious, will stand together in a Human Chain of peace and hope, along the walls of the Old City, and will hold a Mothers’ Rally. Our voices must be heard!”
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23 Libyan organizations and institutions, including Solidarity, issued a statement on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, in which they called to support peace efforts in Libya, and to make every possible effort to stop hate speech, and to stop and silence the platforms of incitement and violence. It also stresses support for the Libyan youth initiatives that are active in peace initiatives, and to stay away from resorting to weapons and bullets. At the conclusion the statement recommended the Government of National Unity to strive for the recovery of all Libyans and protect them from the Covid-19 pandemic by providing vaccines and medical care for all, citizens, migrants and workers, without discrimination.
The Home of Somali Poetry also hosts an annual Somali Poetry Awards to recognize the very best creative talent, including the Poet of the Year, Woman Poet of the Year, sponsored by UNDP, and Youth Poet of the Year. The awards open each year on the International Day of Peace, 21st September, and are open to all Somalis around the world. Entries can be submitted through the Home of Somali Poetry website until 21st October. The awards are handed out at a ceremony on 21st November. This year’s judges include some of the best known and upcoming Somali poets, including Ahmed F. Ali, known as Idaajaa, Osman Abdullahi Guure, Mohamud Haji Mohamed, commonly known as Tarash, Asha Mohamud Yusuf, or Asha-luul and Hawa Jama Abdi.
Today, on the International Peace Day under the motto “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world” we, the undersigned faith-based organizations and members of the Ecumenical Network on South Sudan (ENSS) Europe and North America Hub, urgently call for ‘Peace and Accountability’ in South Sudan, joining the voice of the church in South Sudan. We call upon the leaders of South Sudan, both in government and in opposition, the security forces and citizens to finally take responsibility and resolve conflicts both national and locally through nonviolent means. We reiterate our strong solidarity with the women, men, boys and girls in South Sudan who have for too many years borne the burden of conflict. We express our deep solidarity with civil society, the church and traditional leadership, especially youth and women working for peace and justice and those denouncing violence on a daily basis.
A wide spectrum of stakeholders commemorating International Day of Peace in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, has dedicated the day to work together to infuse fresh momentum in the peace process with a resolute call for peace partners to stop conflict and promote human rights so that the trauma and scars of past civil wars can be healed. . . In the spirit of recovery and reconciliation, The United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) helped sponsor a panel discussion to mark the Day, drawing panelists from various universities across Juba, the South Sudan Peace Commission and the Ministry of Youth, Culture and Sports.
On the International Day of Peace, children expressing peace in their own way here, in a refugee camp in northwestern Syria, specifically in the camps of oppression and suffering. On what they called the “roll of peace”. (article includes photos and statements by the children)
Video of Celebration of the International Day of Peace in Tunisia- Sept 2021 United Religions Initiative MENA
ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
Dr. Muhammad Abdullah Al-Ali, CEO of Trades Research and Consulting, and Hamad Al-Kaabi, editor-in-chief of Al-Ittihad newspaper, announced the organization of a joint symposium under the title: “Spreading a Culture of Peace and Tolerance in the World: What Should We Do?” The symposium is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, September 21, in the Peace Hall in the “Trends” headquarters in Al Rawda area in Abu Dhabi, with the participation of a group of experts and men of thought, politics and religion from the UAE and several countries. The symposium is held in conjunction with the International Day of Peace. . .
The Bangladesh Digital Social Innovation Forum and the Digital Social Innovation Forum are going to host the Global Peace and Humanitarian Award 2021 on September 21 in Dubai for the first time on the World International Day of Peace. Ali Akbar Asha, Founder President of BDSIF and DSIF informed about the event.The Awards is presented to honor individuals and organizations whose exemplary efforts have significantly improved the lives of others and contributed consistently to a culture of peace and humanitarian service.
The Sharjah India International School organiwed various events as part of the International Peace Day celebrations. Students in brightly colored clothes marched on campus holding placards proclaiming the importance of peace.
In Taiz, Abductees’ Mothers Association held, today, a seminar titled “Release Them for Prevailing Peace” in conjunction with the International Peace Day, September 21st. During the seminar, the representative of the association in Taiz, Asma’a Al-Ray’i, spoke of the suffering of mothers and families of the abducted, arbitrarily arrested, and forcibly disappeared individuals while waiting for peace resolutions leading to their sons’ freedom. She talked about Abductees’ Mothers Association’s determined efforts in all governorates and under different conditions, attempting to make a difference in order to have their abducted and forcibly disappeared sons released from all prisons in Yemen.