Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The International Day for Peace

Peace Day 2007

More than 3500 events in 200 countries:

UNESCO Prize for Peace Education

Established in 1980, the aim of the UNESCO Prize for Peace Education is to promote all forms of action designed to ‘construct the defences of peace in the minds of men’ by rewarding a particularly outstanding example of activity designed to alert public opinion and mobilize the conscience of humanity in the cause of peace, in accordance with the spirit of the Constitution of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization and the United Nations Charter.

Past laureates include:
  • 1986 Professor Paulo Freire (Brazil).
  • 1990 Ms Rigoberta MenchĂș Tum (Guatemala)
  • 1991 Ms Ruth Leger Sivard (United States)
  • 1992 Mother Teresa of Calcutta.
  • 2001 Honourable Mention: Ms Betty Reardon (United States of America)
Sri Lankan judge Christopher Gregory Weeramantry wins UNESCO Prize for Peace Education

Sri Lankan judge Christopher Gregory Weeramantry will be awarded the $40,000 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education on 21 September at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on the occasion of the International
Day of Peace.

The UNESCO Center for Peace in Frederick Maryland will hold its

2007 International Day For Peace Dinner

Date: Friday, September 21st, 2007 from 6:00 - 8:30 PM.
Location: Gateway-Crossing on 40 Elgin Blvd Hagerstown, MD 21740


Dr. Elizabeth Morgan, Superintendent of Washington County Public Schools will be providing the opening speech during which she will address “the Role of Education in Peace Initiatives”.

Dr. Raymond E. Wanner, currently is senior adviser on UNESCO issues to the United Nations Foundation and Chair of the Governing Board of UNESCO’s International Institute for Educational Planning. He will talk about “US engagement with UNESCO: 1945-2007″

Ray is also the Senior Vice President of Americans for UNESCO!

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