UN International Day of Peace – New York Chapter
UN International Day of Peace
Saturday September 26, 2015
New York, NY – Under the theme “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for all”, the New York Chapter of the Universal Peace Federation convened to commemorate the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on September 26, 2015, at the historic facility of the New York Family Federation for World Peace on 4 West 43rd Street, New York.
There were more than sixty five participants who came from the different boroughs of New York City. The event started at 12 pm and lasted a little more than two hours, ending with a wonderful lunch.
The main speakers for this occasion were Ms. Maria L. Vargas, Executive Director of the UPF-USA’s Latin Affairs Office; Ms. Genie Kagawa, Chairperson of the UN Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns and Mr. Richard de Sena, president of the Universal Peace Federation in America.
We also had the participation of Rev. Edner Pierre-louis, district director of the Family Federation for World Peace in New York State.
The Ballroom was beautifully decorated and there was a wonderful entertainment as part of the program; the Peruvian Children’s Folk Ballet “Acuarela del Peru” gave an exciting presentation and singer Robert Hall touched everyone’s hearts with his beautiful performance.
Ambassadors for Peace certificates were presented to seven new participants appointed on this occasion, in recognition to those in the community who are serving the cause of true peace through their lives. To conclude, everyone gathered on stage for a group photo.
This was a great program and the ambassadors for peace enjoyed the opportunity to be together again empowering one another in their commitment to a positive change in America.