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International Day of Peace: Children Art Contest and Rally

In observance of International Day of Peace, UNIC Dhaka jointly with Dhakabashi organization and National Federation of Youth Organizations in Bangladesh (NFYOB) organized a Children Art Contest and Rally respectively at Hazaribagh Community Centre and Hazaribagh Park area on 21 September 2017. The events were focused on theme of peace day – ‘Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All’. President of Dhakabashi organization, local community leaders and Head of UNIC Dhaka spoke on the occassion and emphasied on establishment of peace in the current international situation, especially refugee and migrant issues and Rohinga influx into Bangladesh. Prizes were awarded by UNIC Dhaka among winners of art contest from Mars Laboratory School, Bangladesh Cadet School & College, Rifles Public School & College. Later a rally was organized with the participation of students and community leaders.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Message on the 100-Day Countdown to the Intrenational Day of Peace: 13 June 2016

idp-poster-071Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on the peoples of the world to remember their common humanity and join together to build a future free of strife. It calls on all of us to observe a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, and to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day.

This year’s theme – the Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace – highlights how ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring broadly shared prosperity all contribute to global harmony.  When we all work together, we can make peace possible, starting with 24 hours of peace on September 21.

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at an historic summit in September 2015. They are universal, applying to all countries. And they are integral to achieving peace. Continue reading

International Peace Day Observed in Dhaka University

Peace Day Rally in Dhaka UniversityDhaka, 20 September 2015: In celebration of the International Day of Peace, UNIC Dhaka, Gan-Sohagi Memorial Trust Fund and Department of Peace and Conflict Studies of Dhaka University (DU) jointly organized a Peace Rally in the university premises on 20th September 2015. Professor Dr. AAMS Arefin Siddique, Vice-Chancellor of Dhaka University  attended the rally as a chief guest. Professor Dr. Nasreen Ahmed, Pro-VC of DU, Professor Farid Uddin Ahmed, Dean, Faculty of Social Science, DU, Professor Dr. Dalem Chandra Barman, Vice-Chancellor of ASA University and Mr. M. Moniruzzaman Office-in-Charge, UNIC Dhaka also took part in the rally. Continue reading

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s Message on Int’l Day of Peace, 21 September 2015

peaceday_bannerThis year’s International Day of Peace comes at a time of deadly violence and destabilizing conflicts around the world. Rather than succumbing to despair, we have a collective responsibility to demand an end to the brutality and impunity that prevail.

I call on all warring parties to lay down their weapons and observe a global ceasefire. To them I say: stop the killings and the destruction, and create space for lasting peace.

Although it may seem hopelessly distant, the dream of peace pulses in the lives of people everywhere. Continue reading