World peace day to be celebrated in Nepal

13:30, September 20, 2010      

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Women's Alliance for Peace, Power and Democracy and the Constituent Assembly (WAPPDCA) announced various programs for the International Day of Peace on September 21 in Nepal, local media reported on Monday.

Organizing a press meeting here, WAPPDCA informed that different 28 organizations working for peace and development of women will organize seminar, peace rally and interaction programs in 30 districts across the country.

Elaborating the programs, Reeta Thapa, coordinator of WAPPDCA, informed that experts from Staff College Lalitpur will conduct an interaction program on peace and 28 stalls representing various organizations working for the peace and development of women will be kept at the premises of the college.

"The General Assembly of United Nations in 1891 accepted September 21 as International Day of Peace for improving peace worldwide. The UN's theme for the International Day of Peace this year is "Youth, Peace and Development," and its slogan is "Peace- Future", Thapa was quoted by The Rising Nepal daily as saying.

Thapa said that this year, the International Day of Peace will be celebrated for increasing women's participation, expressing solidarity for women and highlighting the works carried out by women for peace and development.

"International Day of Peace will be celebrated for creating an advocacy for drafting the constitution and taking peace to a logical end," said Thapa.

Source: Xinhua


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