Peace One Day & YSP Inaugural Assembly (New Zealand)
In cooperation with the Ambassador for Peace, NIX CREW, Universal Peace Federation, Womens’ Federation for World Peace and Youth, and Students for Peace, they organized an event they titled Peace One Day weekend event from the 21st to 22nd September.
The event was held at the Kelston Community center, the heart of the West Auckland region. Many ethnic communities are living there. And this was the first time for Auckland City Council to sponsor one of the Peace Federation’s events by providing the venue free of charge due to the good cause. There were five main contents on the first day of the event, including Climate action for peace, peace bridge ceremony, the values that will sustain our future, the exhibition of peace activities, and the Youth and Students for the Peace inauguration ceremony.
One of the highlights was the launching of the Youth and Students for Peace in New Zealand. International volunteers from Asia and other regions, together with local youths, made a positive momentum through the inauguration program. That allowed senior ambassadors for peace, women’s organization members beyond their generations, and all participants to be encouraged by their vivid energy.
They also presented IAYSP´s innovative approaches for peace through the recognition of leaders who live for sake of others as Ambassadors for Peace, the reconciliation in action through sisterhood bridge ceremony, and their vision of working with people of different backgrounds together. All these made the audience enjoyed the activity demonstrations.
The 2nd day of the event was an exhibition of peace organizations and foods to create a peace festival atmosphere in front of the Kelston community center. Community members and some ambassadors for peace in the area made a cooperative effort to create it, and people there joined them and enjoyed it.