International Day of Peace to be commemorated

The M.O.T.H. (Memorable Order of Tin Hats) Escarpment Shellhole in Walvis Bay announced this week it would be observing the International Day of Peace this Sunday, as part of the worldwide commemoration of this Day every year on 21 September. Due to practical purposes the M.O.T.H. Escarpment Shellhole will observe as from this year the International Day of Peace on the Sunday closest to 21 September which is this coming Sunday on 18 September 2016.

The United Nations General Assembly declared in a Resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica in 1981 International Day of Peace. International Day of Peace was between 1982 and 2000 held on the third Tuesday of September of each year to coincide with the opening day of the annual sessions of the United Nations General Assembly. In 2001 the universal day was set as 21 September of each year.
This day is important to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace from individual to global level. Sunday’s observance will take on the form of a church parade at the M.O.T.H. centre in Rikumbi Kandanga Avenue at 11:00. Delegations of the Namibian Police, the NDF, the Navy and the Walvis Bay local authority council are expected.
The public is invited to attend the proceedings.

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