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Can You Say ”Peace?”
Thu January 26, 2012
The International Day of Peace
September 21 is the International Day of Peace, which is also referred to as Peace Day. It's considered a shared date for acts of peace.
For example, the Philippine military said it will declare a one-day truce with communist rebels to mark the International Day of Peace.
The day was created by the United Nations in 1981 and the first Peace Day was celebrated in 1982. The UN's General Assembly declared in 2002 that September 21 would be the permanent date for the International Day of Peace.
To mark the occasion, News Director Rich Egger and Dr Julia Albarracin of Western Illinois University's Political Science Department talked to people on the Macomb campus to find out their hopes for peace and their thoughts on what prevents it.
You can listen to the feature by clicking on the audio button and you can watch the accompanying video on YouTube.
Albarracin will host a Peace Day celebration Wednesday night, September 21, 7:30pm in the Multicultural Center at WIU.