EPACHA Foundation Celebrates
International Day of
Japanese Peace Bell at the United Nations
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The Japanese Peace Bell is a United Nations peace symbol. Cast on November 24, 1952, it was an official gift of the Japanese people to the United Nations on June 8, 1954. The symbolic bell of peace was donated by Japan to the United Nations at a time when Japan had not yet been officially
admitted to the United Nations. The Japanese Peace Bell
was presented to the United Nations by the
United Nations Association of Japan.
HAS THE WORLD
2022 THEME: End racism. Build peace.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres
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Peace is a noble and necessary pursuit, and the only
practical pathway to a better, fairer world for
all people. Yet in too many places, in
too many contexts, we are
failing the cause of peace.
The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace —
“End Racism. Build Peace.” — reminds us of
the many ways racism poisons people’s
hearts and minds and erodes
the peace we all seek.
Racism robs people of their rights and dignity.
It inflames inequalities and mistrust. And
it pushes people apart, at a time when
we should be coming together, as
one human family, to
repair our fractured world.
Instead of fighting each other, we should be
working to defeat our true enemies:
racism, poverty, inequality, conflict,
the climate crisis and the
We should tear down structures that sustain
racism, and lift up human rights
And we should drown out the vicious
voices of hate speech with a united
and sustained cry for truth,
understanding and mutual respect.
On this important day, a time to observe 24 hours
of non-violence and cease-fire, we renew
our call for all people to do
more than lay down their weapons.
We call on them to re-affirm the bonds of
solidarity we share as human beings
and get down to the business of
building a better,
more peaceful world.
Learn more on the following web page:
THE WORLD MUST
Courtesy, UN - Students carrying Members States’ flags during annual Peace Bell Ceremony, United Nations, New York, 21 September 2015
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Remember . . .
Must be Waged!
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