MAYOR ERIC PAPENFUSE AND CHIEF THOMAS CARTER TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE CEREMONIES WEDNESDAY AT CITY HALL

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Mayor Eric Papenfuse and Police Chief Thomas C. Carter will speak at International Day of Peace ceremonies at noon Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2106, in the atrium of the MLK Government Center, 10 N. Second St.

The International Day of Peace ceremonies are being organized by the Mayor’s Interfaith Advisory Council as part of events being held throughout the world calling for more peaceful societies. Mayor Papenfuse and Chief Carter will join faith leaders to call for a renewed commitment to creating a more peaceful city and a more peaceful world.

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme of the 2015 international commemoration is: “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” According to the United Nations, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at a 2015 summit of world’s leaders in New York. The agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve these goals over the next 15 years in an effort to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

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