2016 Peace Day Observance in PPSEAWA Cook Islands

Release Date: 
27 February 2017

As its Peace Day today we are celebrating in Paddy's Peace Garden at Taputapuatea, downtown Rarotonga where we all gathered in 2000.

The theme from the UN this year - Sustainable Development Goals: building blocks for peace was presented by our CI Youth Council, many of whom work for Government and are involved in Te Kaveinga Nui - the Cooks Nationsal Sustainable Development Plan on a daily basis.  

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United Nations Peace Day Observance 2016

Release Date: 
27 February 2017

The International Day of Peace, traditionally observed every year on September 21, was celebrated early, on September 16, 2016, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

The theme of this year's observance is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Block for Peace”

Activities for the day began at 9 am with the Peace Bell Ceremony in the United Nations New York Headquarter’s Peace Garden, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon rang the Peace Bell and observed a minute of silence.

Peace Ambassador's Report on 2016 Peace Day Observances

2016 Theme - "Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace"
Release Date: 
27 February 2017

The Peace Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of Thy peace;

Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is error, the truth;
Where there is doubt, the faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

(Extracted from the Peace Prayer of St Francis of Assissi)

Ulrike Siddiqi’s thoughts and memories.

What a Wonderful Life: PPSEAWA at 90
Release Date: 
6 April 2018

I am sorry I could not be in New York, at the grand celebration of PPSEAWA at 90! A CD and lovely photo montage was given to me for consolation, by those sisters from Hawaii who had the fortune to be there. 

However, over the years of affiliation with the organization, I have also become somewhat of its Historian ( for 10 years) : I do recall earlier PPSEAWA mile stone birthday events we celebrated here in Honolulu and in the PPSEAWA Region, which I was happy to attend: 

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Cat's Meow

Release Date: 
6 May 2018

PPSEAWA Hawaii, with its auspicious history and years of great and wonderful women members, celebrated its 90th anniversary in New York City a month ago with attendees from eight sister countries. It is with great pride that our PPSEAWA here in Hawaii continues to flourish and carry on the job of being the chapter that started this women’s organization in 1928.

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