International Day of Peace: 21 September

What is the International Day of Peace?

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”.

This anniversary offers a unique opportunity to reaffirm the United Nations commitment to the purposes and principles upon which the Organization was founded. The Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace recognizes that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.

What’s happening in Mid-Ulster?

To mark the International Day of Peace 2014, the Clergy and Churches Forums of Cookstown and Dungannon are organising a series of events in partnership with Cookstown District Council, Dungannon Borough Council and the Irish Churches Peace Project:

Friday 19th September 2014

Schools Peace Art exhibition, Cookstown – displaying in the Burnavon from Friday-Sunday.

Schools music event with Donal Canavan, Cookstown – 1.30pm outside the Burnavon 

Saturday 20th September 2014

Songs of Peace event with schools, churches and community, Dungannon – Ranfurley House, Dungannon- Rehearsal starts 3pm. Event 4-5pm.  All welcome to rehearsal and event. 

Sunday 21st September 2014

Peace Vigil led by Clergy and Churches Forums, The Hub, (across the road from the Burnavon), Cookstown – 9pm

For further information, contact: 

Sean McElhatton, Good Relations Officer, Cookstown Council T: 028 8676 4714

Oliver Morgan, Good Relations Officer, Dungannon Council   T: 028 8772 8614