Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without fighting is a crucial reminder that conflict can and must come to an end.
The message of representative of chemical warfare survivors on the occasion of International Day of Peace
I also have a special hello to the victims of war and survivors of chemical weapons. On the verge of the “Week of Holly Defense”, I pay tribute to the martyrs of Iran-Iraq war as well.
We are here to commemorate 21st of September, the International Day of Peace and today, we are even more happy that this event is held by the assistance of victims of chemical weapons who are now the leaders and messengers of peace.
Again, this year we commemorate International Peace Day while in many parts of the world including Yemen, Iraq and Syria and many other countries people are deprived from the blessings of peace and security and we witness the tragic humanitarian disasters caused by the greed of individuals and groups; Today not many parts of the world are safe from such disasters and peace is a vulnerable concept of this century considering that.
A two-day workshop entitled “Youths and Promoting Social Peaceful Skills” was held by Ms. Jasna Bastic and Mr. Jan Kulenovic (from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Switzerland consecutively) on Wednesday, August 24th and Thursday, August 25th at Tehran Peace Museum.
The 5th Model UN conference (MUN) in Iran was held on Thursday, August 25, 2016 in a mutual attempt by International Studies Journal (ISJ), ) and United Nations Information Centre (UINC) at Tehran Peace Museum.
A discussion session focused on individual experiences surrounding war in Iran and Bosnia-and-Herzegovina was held at Tehran Peace Museum.
A group of veterans of Iran-Iraq war accompanied by volunteers from Tehran Peace Museum participated in the session that featured two peace activists from Bosnia Herzegovina and Switzerland.
On 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6th, 2016, Mayor Matsui of Hiroshima and the president of Mayors for Peace delivered this year's Peace Declaration at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Ceremony.
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More than 70 years are passed and the nuclear attacks on civilians in Hiroshima and Nagasaki remains one of the most heinous war-crimes to this date. To mark the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombing,a peace memorial ceremony was held at Hiroshima's Peace Memorial Park, attended by people, activists and peace-makers from all around the world.
On Saturday 6th August 2016, the TPM was honored to welcome Dr. Jan Oberg director and co-founder of the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (TFF), to give a lecture in English titled "The Middle East: How did the West get there? What are the alternatives now?"