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International Day of Peace, 21 September 2010


UN Secretary-General's message for the International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace 2010 - Levice, Slovakia

Students of the Business Academy secondary school in Levice, Slovakia, plant a peace tree as one of their activities regularly organized in support of global peace and human rights. They express their opinions and desires to live in peace.

Eye on Peace – Young people become Peace Ambassadors in Lebanon

In Lebanon, the Development for People and Nature Association (DPNA), a secular NGO, carried out the project “Peace Ambassador,” targeting 18-25 year olds from both sexes. DPNA trained these youth and built their capacities in conflict resolution, tension reduction, and in nurturing the culture of peace by highlighting the importance of dialogue and the need to accept the others.

Kfarsama, a “Village of Peace” in the Lebanese mountains

An apostle of peace constructed a Village of Peace called “Kfarsama” in the Lebanese mountains. It provides refuge to those who suffered from the many wars in Lebanon and aims to convert children into Peace Builders, fostering a generation nurtured on the culture of forgiveness and peace, with a strong multi-ethnic basis.

Ringo Starr Promotes UN International Day of Peace in PEACE DAY 2010 Global Broadcast

Former Beatle Ringo Starr, has created a special public service announcement for airing during the "PEACE DAY" 2010 Global Broadcast which celebrates the United Nations International Day of Peace.

African Union peacekeepers in Somalia are working for peace under extremely challenging conditions

After 20 years of political, religious and clan-based violent conflict, the African Union with its stabilization mission AMISOM, is attempting to bring peace to Somalia. This 10-minute video discusses AMISOM’s mandate and the UN’s role in establishing and supporting AMISOM.

Scenes from the African Union’s hospital in Somalia

African Union doctors and nurses at the AU’s AMISOM hospital are providing medical assistance to Somali women suffering from Obstetric Fistula, a preventable injury of childbirth, giving them back their confidence and hope.

UNICEF projects provide inspiration and hope for a better future to East Jerusalem adolescents

UNICEF set up Adolescent-Friendly Spaces in the Silwan neighborhood of East Jerusalem. Through several UNICEF programmes, young residents of East Jerusalem are confronting the city’s problems head-on.

8 Goals for Africa

Eight of Africa's best known musical talents are lending their voices in support of a UN campaign in South Africa to encourage commitment to the achievement of the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

World Humanitarian Day 2010

The UN marks the second-ever World Humanitarian Day on 19 August 2010 by paying tribute to the life-saving work carried out by aid workers around the globe, often in perilous places, to help those whose lives have been torn by conflict, natural disasters and other crises.

International Day of Peace 2010

What UN women police officers do for peace: Female peacekeepers in their own voices 

This 5-minute video promotes the UN global effort to recruit more female police and presents interviews with female police peacekeepers describing their own experiences in United Nations peacekeeping operations.

Peace is a full time job (George Clooney, UN Messenger of Peace) 


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