2010 Archive News

13/09/10 Belfast will celebrate United Nations International Day of Peace on 21 September in a special ceremony in City Hall, led by Belfast’s Lord Mayor, The Right Honourable, Councillor Pat Convery. “As a society we know better than most, that a day of non-violence has unlimited possibilities. Given that experience, I believe it is important […]

13/09/10 Every year, hundreds of peace-oriented organizations worldwide celebrate the International Day of Peace on the 21st September with thousands of Peace Day events. Aiki Peace Week believe that Aikido practitioners around the world, inspired by the unique embodied peacemaking legacy of O’Sensei Morihei Ueshiba, will want to be part of the global celebration. This represents […]

13/09/10 The Sydney Peace festival is held to coincide with the International Day of Peace (September 21) each year organised by Ministry of Peace Australia (MFPA). MFPA believe that through appropriate and free public events we can demonstrate the complete unity of life and convey the necessity for right human relationships to prevail in all […]

13/09/10 Beyond Skin in partnership with the Unite Against Hate and Belfast Metropolitan College Students Union have developed the first ever YOUnite week as part of the Belfast East creative legacies programme. YOUnite will feature a week of activities using art, music and multimedia focused in East Belfast running up to the International day of […]

26/08/10 Springboard launches the inaugural Inspiration Awards on 21st September 2010 to mark UN International Day of Peace.  Created to acknowledge positive role models and their inspirational influence on others, the awards are being presented to successful recipients by Belfast’s Lord Mayor in City Hall on 21st September 2010.  ‘The awards were created to develop […]

26/07/10 The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted in its Plenary Session on 11th December 2008, the Swedish sponsored Omnibus Resolution on “Strengthening of the Coordination of Emergency Humanitarian Assistance of the United Nations”, that carried the historic decision by the world body, to designate the 19th August as World Humanitarian Day to honor […]

26/07/10 The United Nations Human Rights Council today announced the names of the three experts who will serve on a fact-finding mission to investigative violations of international law resulting from Israel’s interception of a flotilla of aid ships bound for the Gaza Strip, which led to the deaths of nine civilians. Judge Karl T. Hudson-Phillips […]

11/06/10 The River Lagan in Belfast was a spectacular sight yesterday with over 100 people gathering to watch the first ever Dragon Boat Race between young people from the greater Belfast and Dublin areas competing against Northern Irelands Emergency Services. The participants and spectators alike soaked up some of Belfast’s rare sunshine to celebrate the […]

20/05/10 Angila Chada, Springboard’s Executive Director, addressed delegates at the Peace III conference in the Waterfront Hall, on behalf of the Belfast City Councils’ Good Relationship Partnership.  The conference was being held to mark the mid way point of the current Peace III Programme and help celebrate its success.  In her speech, Angila Chada drew […]

20/04/10 In the build up to the 21st September the Springboard Opportunities’ Emergency Services programme will be holding an event on the 10th June, a Dragon Boat Race for Peace, and would like to invite organisations or groups to enter a team to race on the day to show not only support for the campaign […]

20/04/10 The General Assembly yesterday held a day-long debate on disarmament with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon calling on the world to reverse its spending on weapons as compared with development. “The world is over-armed, and development is under-funded,” he told the 192-member Assembly at the start of the thematic debate on disarmament and world security, and […]

20/04/10 People Building Peace a project of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) have developed a toolkit which aims to assist anyone who wishes to start a campaign or organize an activity around issues of peace and conflict. It was designed in particular for members of the GPPAC, and focuses on […]

24/02/10 Police were left with just minutes to clear the area around Newry courthouse before a car bomb weighing up to 250lbs exploded on Monday night. No-one was killed or injured in the blast which was heard two miles away. But police said that was a “sheer miracle”. Dissident republicans are being blamed for the […]

24/02/10 More and more survivors of Haiti’s earthquake are receiving vital assistance but it is clear that not everyone in need has yet been reached and much more remains to be done, particularly in terms of emergency shelter and sanitation, a top United Nations official said today. “The humanitarian situation in Haiti is undoubtedly improving […]

21/01/10 2009 was an amazing year for Springboard’s Peace Day Campaign to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace. On Monday 21 September 2009, the Campaign was officially started with a minute’s silence led by the Lord Mayor of Belfast, Naomi Long. The event which was attended by a range of local cross community […]

21/01/10 The 7th Annual Youth Assembly at the United Nations (YA) will take place at the UN headquarters in New York, August 4 – 6, 2010. The Youth Assembly gathers youth leaders (16 – 24 years old) from around the world and involves them in the achievement of the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Discounted, […]

21/01/10 IPDTC is launching its 2010 Spring Peace Academy (SPA) with a range of programmes addressing core and expert skills and knowledge training for policy makers and practitioners working in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, development work, humanitarian aid, gender, governance and related areas. Established in 2003 the International Peace and Development Training Centre specializes in providing […]

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