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File #: 14-1342    Version: 1 Name: 9/2/14 - World Peace Day
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/2/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/2/2014 Final action: 9/2/2014
Enactment date: 9/2/2014 Enactment #: R-14-310
Title: Resolution in Support of International Day of Peace on September 21, 2014
Sponsors: Mike Anglin, Sumi Kailasapathy, Chuck Warpehoski, Jack Eaton, Stephen Kunselman
Resolution in Support of International Day of Peace on September 21, 2014
Whereas, In 1981 the United Nations proclaimed an International Day of Peace to be devoted to the commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among nations and people;

Whereas, In 2001 the United Nations declared the International Day of Peace should also be observed as a day of global cease-fire and nonviolence; [Resolution 55/282]

Whereas, The United Nations declared, at the beginning of this century, a common mission of humanity to be "creation of a culture of peace and nonviolence, for the children of the world," that the next generation, and our own, should no more know the scourge of war; [Resolution 53/25]

Whereas, Ann Arbor regularly celebrates United Nations Day and gives honor to the United Nations;

Whereas, Violent conflicts rage in so many places abroad, the Middle East, Asia, Africa and Central America, and elsewhere in our country, and conflicts even in our own town, impel people to work toward converting humanity's noblest aspirations for world peace and peace in our communities into the practical reality of a culture of peace and non-violence for future generations; and

Whereas, There is support within our City for the observance of the International Day of Peace, which affirms a vision of our world at peace and fosters cooperation among individuals, organizations and nations;

RESOLVED, That the Ann Arbor City Council and Mayor proclaim September 21, 2014, International Day of Peace throughout the City of Ann Arbor and urge all governmental departments and agencies, organizations, schools, places of worship and individuals in our City to commemorate the International Day of Peace;

RESOLVED, In particular, we call attention to the World Peace Day "Public Event" on the Library Lane Parking Lot, including the area recently designated to be a future urban park;

RESOLVED, That we join in sponsoring, with the Downtow...

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