PPSEAWA Malaysia hosted a United Nations International Peace Day 2018 celebration at the Pullman Hotel Bangsar in Kuala Lumpur.
Thanks to PPSEAWA International Peace Ambassador, Ravesi Johnston. She reminded NMOs (National Member Organizations) to plan a PEACE Day Program on September 11th, 2017 and sentour UN Rep Kesinee Dulyarat’s UN new post on Peace Day.
The PPSEAWA International Ambassador of Peace, Ravesi Johnston, asked PPSEAWA National Member Organizations to engage with this year’s theme: "Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”, to focus on the challenges to achieving peace such as poverty, hunger, social inequality, and environmental degradation. She asked us to share what we do together, or what individuals in our group do to bring Peace to a family and in our communities.
As Taiwan Ambassador for TECOLA, Polly Chang worked with the Asia Pacific Festival(APF), to call for the Unity Candlelight Ceremony for world peace to promote the UN International Day of Peace on October 23th, 2016 in Newport Beach. Please find the attached photos about APF (Asia Pacific Festival).The following video link for your info:
Unity Candlelight Closing Ceremonyfor world peace:
PPSEAWA New Zealand combined the observation of the International Day of Peace with the International Day of Older Persons on 1st October. This is a brilliant way to use young people (the best teachers of peace) to bring joy and peace to older people on their special day.)
"The cornerstones on which peace is founded are, quite simply, respect and understanding for one another. Working together, we build peace by defending the dignity of every individual and community.
By upholding justice and the rule of law, and by striving for societies that are fair and offer opportunities for all, we overcome division and find reconciliation, so that the benefits of progress and prosperity may be multiplied and shared."
2 Branches of PPSEAWA Fiji commemorated the 2017 Peace Day separately:
The PPSEAWA USA Annual Meeting was held on May 12, 2017, at the United Nations Church Center in New York. We held an election and welcomed new national board members for the term 2017-2019.
The Pan Pacific and South East Asia Women’s Association of Malaysia (PPSEAWA Malaysia) held the United Nations International Peace Day Walk at our Peace Garden Taman Rimba Kiara, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail Kuala Lumpur on Thursday the 21st September 2017.
It was also an occasion to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace within and among all nations and people. The theme of this year 2017 is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All”
The Tokyo chapter of PPSEAWA Japan held an International Peace Day gathering at the Tsuda College in Tokyo on September 22, 2017. Fifty two people attended, a half of them are non-members. After the gathering, to our great surprise and joy, out of the non-members who attended, we have acquired two new members and one associate member.