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You are invited! Inspire others, and Be Inspired yourself! Meet the ICP Central Team. Tell us about your projects. Get to know the new U.N. Rep. Be informed. Grow the Global Beloved Community through Cities of Peace progress, worldwide.
Our First Tuesday in May will be on May 2nd. See you at the Zoom! (Here’s how to convert the Zoom meeting for your timezone: https://www.worldtimebuddy.com/ )
FOR ALL ICP LIAISONS, MENTORS, AND FRIENDS
Time: May 2, 2023 11:00 Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Meeting ID: 859 7262 4192
Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcYL5idtDB
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Dia: 9 may 2023 Hora 05:00 p. m. Buenos Aires, Georgetown
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ID de reunión: 872 4698 8714
Código de acceso: 7332145475
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ANNOUNCING! Ms. Jennifer Cotter Brady, a resident and co-leader since 2021 of the Patchogue, New York’s City of Peace Initiative, has accepted the position of International Cities of Peace Representative to the United Nations. In her position, Ms. Brady will have a grounds pass to the U.N. headquarters in New York in order to attend, participate in, and hold events related to community and global peacebuilding.
“I’m honored,” Ms. Brady said, “to have the privilege to elevate your voices at the UN. It is clear that the ICP liaisons possess the knowledge on how to put peace into action-and the courage and commitment to do so. Offering your insight and experience to global partners while identifying resources to support and expand your efforts will be an honor.”
In 2017, International Cities of Peace achieved Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), the U.N. body for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). This status and Ms. Brady’s designation as ICP Representative opens opportunities to make a significant impact on issues around peace and justice, including human rights, the environment, democracy and education with particular emphasis on community actions for children and women at risk.
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A LETTER FROM ICP ONLINE FACILITATOR MIROMIR RAJCEVIC
We must show every day, as much as possible that HOPE exists! Peacebuilding, conflict resolution, conflict prevention, whichever term you use, sits uneasily within one particular field, discipline, or government department for that matter. Is it development, foreign policy, diplomacy, defence and security, justice and human rights, or any or all of the above? One of the four major shifts recommended by U.N.’s peace operations was: “Lasting peace is not achieved nor sustained by military and technical engagements but through political solutions. And I believe that political solutions must guide all our peace operations. We must show that it is a Global Movement ready to INCLUDE, ready to PROMOTE and interested to SUPPORT the peace around the Planet.
In order for sustainable peace to stand any chance, we have to promote that PEACE is possible, to show that the way for the signature of the final peace agreement exists. Our participation and inclusion can also be beyond the signing of every future peace agreement. The best way I can propose to all the International Cities of Peace is to help me to show how many cities in how many countries respect and promote peace. To invite many other cities to join us.
If you like to support our idea, please be so kind as to express your goodwill to contribute to our promotion with a short video about your city. To be easier to communicate and exchange video and basic information please fill out the form and I (or somebody from my team) will back to you with instructions.
May 31, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at Av. Maipú 2502, Province of Buenos Aires, Argentine Republic.
There will be face-to-face meeting at the Conference with participation by the Ambassador of Peace, Nicolás Incolla Garay of U.N. ECOSOC, as well as Carlos Palma, Coordinator of the Living Peace Project, among other speakers.
Call to Action: Participate from your country by following the instructions in this simple form, you will be part of our summit on May 31, 2023.
- We empower children and families to be advocates for peace and non-violence. Our Annual Week Without Violence showcases the community’s advocacy with posters and poetry in different school districts
- We have community and business champions that support with Proclamations and Letters of support, including the Governor, the Mayor’s office, Rotary Club, community colleges, and nonprofits like Chicano Por La Causa working on community development.
- We placed peace poles in community schools, churches, and colleges.
which created awareness, educates, and strengthens the advocacy for non-violence which in return will help make their community a safer place to live. The Proclamation by Governor of the State of Arizona, Douglas A. Ducey, proclaimed peace as the “deepest hope” and “guiding inspiration” for all of humanity. There are several Cities of Peace in Arizona and many of the leaders are working toward Arizona becoming a State of Peace, the criteria of which is detailed below.
There are 74 villages in the Nakivale, Uganda Refugee Camp. Desperate, they come from D.R Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and other countries. A peace leader in the Nakivale settlement of Kashojwa, Nakivale, Uganda has established his village as an International City of Peace. Iragi Bakenga is a Congolese national, a courageous young man, that is taking the leadership. “I have decided with my team to start volunteering for orphans and vulnerable teenagers and youths to fight illiteracy among them. What courage and resolve!
From Norbert Kagest Byambo, Liaison of the Sangano City of Peace in the Nakivale Settlement Camp in Uganda.
Soon after Norbert established his community as a City of Peace, a local donor contributed land for a new building dedicated to peace. In this photo, Sangano Peace Team members lay the foundation for the new building. The Nakivale Refugee Camp has over 100,000 people and has been in existence since 1960! People should know.
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