OFFICE OF THE MAYOR

CITY OF NORTH BAY, ONTARIO

PROCLAMATION
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE ~ September 21, 2009

Whereas, the issue of peace embraces the deepest hopes of all peoples and remains humanity's guiding inspiration; and 

Whereas, in 1981 the United Nations proclaimed the International Day of Peace be "devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples"; and 

Whereas, the United Nations expanded the observance of the International Day of Peace in 2001 to include the call for a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, and invited all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day; and

Whereas, there is growing support within our City for the observance of the International Day of Peace, which affirms a vision of our world at peace, and fosters cooperation between individuals, organizations and nations; and 

Whereas, for the year 2009 the United Nations is calling for the International Day of Peace to be focused on Disarmament with the theme of “We Must Disarm! Take action for a world free of nuclear weapons”, and

Whereas Ban Ki moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in May has this year issued a call for support for his five point plan to eliminate nuclear weapons, and in so doing restore hope for a more peaceful, secure and prosperous future.

Now, therefore, I,  Victor Fedeli, Mayor of the City of North Bay, do hereby proclaim September 21 as the International Day of Peace 

In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
and caused the seal of this city to be affixed

 
[original signed and sealed]       

  Mayor Victor Fedeli
                                                                      Dated this 21st day of September, 2009