United Nations: Judy Coode, Project Coordinator for the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, to speak at UN on "culture of peace" in September
12/8/19 - Judy Coode, project coordinator for the Catholic Nonviolence Initiative, will be a featured speaker at an event at the UN entitled, "Be Peace: Pathways towards a Culture of Peace" on 11 September 2019, from 10am to 12pm at the Church Center, 777 UN Plaza, 44th Street in New York City.
Confirmed supporting organisations and distinguished guests of the event include:
- Permanent Mission of University for Peace
- Holy See Mission to the United Nations
- Permanent Mission of Guyana to the United Nations
On September 13, 1999, the General Assembly adopted Resolution 53/243 on the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace. This declaration establishes fundamental principles and commitments to promote a culture of peace in our world. Last year, the General Assembly adopted another resolution, “Follow-up to the Declaration of Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace” (document A/73/L.43) requesting to give special attention to the appropriate observance of the twentieth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace, to be held on September 13, 2019.
In commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Culture of Peace, Maryknoll and their partners are offering this three-part presentation and reflection on the practice of peace.