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File #: 19-1773    Version: 1 Name: 9/16/19 Resolution Recognizing September 21, 2019 as International Day of Peace
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 9/16/2019 In control: City Council
On agenda: 9/16/2019 Final action: 9/16/2019
Enactment date: 9/16/2019 Enactment #: R-19-437
Title: Resolution Recognizing September 21, 2019 as the International Day of Peace
Sponsors: Jeff Hayner, Jack Eaton, Anne Bannister

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Resolution Recognizing September 21, 2019 as the International Day of Peace

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The International Day of Peace is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on September 21st. It is dedicated to world peace and specifically the absence of war and violence. The day was first celebrated in 1981, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and people. In 2013 the Secretary-General of the United Nations dedicated the day as a key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.

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Whereas, The City of Ann Arbor holds as a core value being a warm and welcoming community, and recognizing September 21, 2019 as the International Day of Peace is consistent with this value;

 

RESOLVED, That the Ann Arbor City Council recognizes September 21st, 2019 as the International Day of Peace, and the 20th anniversary of the U.N. resolution creating a Program of Action on a Culture of Peace.  We encourage Ann Arbor residents to participate in the downtown Ann Arbor weekend gatherings for Peace Days, seeking peace locally and globally, on the newly designated Center of the City Commons, Saturday and Sunday September 21 and 22, 2019.

 

Sponsored by:  Councilmembers Hayner, Eaton and Bannister