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International Peace Day today

The International Day of Peace, observed each year on 21 September, is a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. This year the Secretary-General is calling on governments and citizens to focus on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.

On 13 June 2009, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched a multiplatform campaign under the slogan WMD – We Must Disarm to mark the 100-day countdown leading up to the logoInternational Day of Peace on 21 September.

During the 100 days of the campaign, the United Nations will raise awareness of the dangers and costs of nuclear weapons by issuing a reason a day on why nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation are so crucial, via Twitter and the social networking sites Facebook and MySpace. The Secretary-General has been joined in the campaign by United Nations Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas, who has championed the cause of disarmament for the United Nations since 1998, and American actor Rainn Wilson, featured in the TV series The Office.


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  1. I pray for peace on auspicious occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr & ofcourse on International Peace day to the Nation, Special pray for peace in Northern Areas, Gilgit, Hunza, Baltista & other parts of the Area.. May Allah give us courage to maintain peace in the area.. its our moral duty to work for communities & nation with join hands.


  2. On the auspicious occasion of Eid-Ul-Fitr & ofcourse on the International Peace Day, i pray for the peace in the region of Northern Areas, I wish we have harmoney, peace & love without any discrimination of cast, creed colour and religions sects.. We should work for the area and for the communities with join hands.

    Best Regards,


  3. Dear Moderator,

    I am excited to note that Pamir Times touches upon international events, issues and news as well which is commendable.

    Though the summary of SG’s message has already been put up here, May I just add here that before every international day, the Secretary General of the United Nations gives a message to the world, which may also be added to the right up in Pamir Times as it is with quote and unquote.

    Following is the Message of UN SG on Intenational Day of Peace – very meaningful and guiding principles too for your people in general and our youth in special:

    13 June 2009

    ” The International Day of Peace, observed each year on 21 September, is a global call for ceasefire and non-violence. It is a time to reflect on the horror and cost of war and the benefits of peacefully resolving our disputes. This year, I will use this important day to ask governments and citizens of the world to focus on the important issues of nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation.

    The end of the Cold War helped lift the burden of nuclear catastrophe from a generation that had lived under its cloud since the end of the Second World War. Nonetheless, the threat persists, as recent events attest. Unless we vigorously work for nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, we will continue to face threats from existing nuclear weapons, as well as additional risks that more States, even terrorists, might acquire and deploy such weapons, potentially annihilating millions of people.

    This alarming outlook is counterbalanced by a new momentum on the part of world leaders to address the issue of nuclear weapons. The United States and the Russian Federation have signalled a new commitment to cut their nuclear arsenals. Furthermore, the Conference on Disarmament, which includes all States with nuclear arms, has recently broken a decade-long deadlock and agreed to work to resolve some of the key issues related to disarmament and non-proliferation.

    We must build on this momentum. To that end, I am launching the WMD-WeMustDisarm! Campaign. Over the next 100 days, the United Nations and our partners around the world will work to raise awareness of the true costs and dangers of nuclear weapons. Between now and 21 September, we will issue 100 reasons to disarm, via Twitter, MySpace, Facebook, email, text message, radio and from friend-to-friend. Celebrities will also help us spread the message. And finally, as we observe the International Day of Peace with world leaders gathered in New York for the 64th Session of the United Nations General Assembly, I will proclaim one strong, simple message: We Must Disarm! ”

    Mehmood Hunzai

  4. Dear Mehmood Hunzai

    Thank you for your nice words.

    We have been disseminating information about various important international days, to engage readers of Pamir Times in the global theater of our time.

    The messages of UN – SG are imporant because they generally give balanced views regarding different issues.

    However, the UN has turned into a global fund – channeling organization, instead of the global governance/coordination body that it was envisaged to be.

    What the UN really needs to do is to assert its global stature through resisting machievellian machinations of the global bullies!! It’s unfortunate that instead of supporting the masses, UN tends to side with its donors. That raises many questions about credibility of the words spoken by the higher ups of UN.

    Nevertheless, we will continue spreading the words irrespective of their impact on the state of affairs.


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