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YPSA, an organization in Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC)

YPSA celebrates International Day of Peace 2018

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YPSA, with the support of ActionAid Bangladesh, has been implementing “Action for Impact” project which aims ensuring women’s rights, child rights, preventing domestic violence, child marriage improving   youth skills as well as ensuring effective participation of youth, promoting community awareness and action.

In continuation of these works and on the occasion of the International Day of Peace 2018, YPSA organized peace procession with torch, staged Kabi Gan (traditional song that teaches social and moral values), discussion meeting, and recitation of different religious scriptures. These events took place at the Bakalia City Corporation Stadium, Chattogram.

In the discussion meeting, youth representatives from different religious communities spoke about peace and progress on behalf of the youth community. Speakers emphasize on the importance of International Peace Day, as well as discussed different issues related to religious harmony and social ties.

Coordinator of the Action for Impact project Shamosri Das presided over the meeting.  Begum Lutfunnesa Dovash Baby, female councilor of reserved seat for Ward 33, 34, 35 of CCC was present as chief guest.

Religious representatives from Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists and Christians were present as special gusts.

Discussion meeting

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

This year’s Peace Day celebrates the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights: “The Right to Peace- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.”

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights is a milestone document in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 as a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.