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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

October 2020
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(Errata - a previous version of the following report contained several errors of fact.  The errors have been corrected in the following article). Juba, South Sudan— The Juba Peace Agreement, an historic peace initiative between Sudan’s transitional government and several rebel groups, was signed on October 3, 2020, aimed at ending years of war in which hundreds of thousands have died. 

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Vienna, Austria—The Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations web conference on “Social Harm of Organized Crime on Communities” had 82 attendees from 22 countries.

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Montreal, Canada—On a sunny, chilly Saturday morning, UPF’s 2020 Peace Road Canada project got under way with the support of local Member of Parliament Emmanuella Lambropoulos, Borough Mayor Alan DeSousa, and Councilors Francesco Miele and Aref Salem.

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Brazil—On September 21, 2020, UPF-Brazil celebrated UN International Day of Peace with the theme proposed by the United Nations for this year: “Forging Peace Together.”

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New Delhi, India—UPF-India commemorated the UN International Day of Peace and International Day of Nonviolence with a 12-day online campaign in which more than 5,000 people took part.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina——“Love All Creation” was the theme of UPF-Argentina’s 18th Reading and Reflection series, “Honoring a Peace Legacy.”

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Jal El Dip, Lebanon—UPF volunteers held an initial distribution of food and supplies to needy families.

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Bratislava, Slovakia—A famous international security expert spoke about China’s relations with the world.

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Lima, Peru—On September 2, 2020, UPF-Peru organized the Inaugural Assembly of the International Media Association for Peace (IMAP)-Peru. The online conference had more than 170 attendees.

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United States—On October 5, 2020, the Coalition of Faith-Based Organizations held a web conference titled “Restorative Justice, Victim Assistance and Faith-Based Organizations.”

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Sikkim State, India—The first “Peace Talks” webinar hosted by the Sikkim chapter of UPF-India focused on the impact of the pandemic, and drew more than 500 participants.

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Victoria, Seychelles—On Saturday, September 19, 2020, the National Unity Advocate newspaper, together with members of UPF-Seychelles conducted a cleaning activity at the Foyez De Nazareth children’s home to commemorate World Cleanup Day.

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