2002 Global Peace Games

The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) will partner to bring the 2002 Global Peace Games for Children and Youth to Canada. The Games will take place around the world in September and October, to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace, designated for September 21. The Games are locally organized, planned and financed by non-governmental organizations as a global civil society initiative to celebrate the centrality of children and youth in the United Nations International Decade for Peace and Nonviolence 2001-2010.

The United Nations Association in Canada (UNA-Canada) and the Canadian Soccer Association (CSA) will partner to bring the 2002 Global Peace Games for Children and Youth to Canada. The Games will take place around the world in September and October, to celebrate the United Nations International Day of Peace, designated for September 21. The Games are locally organized, planned and financed by non-governmental organizations as a global civil society initiative to celebrate the centrality of children and youth in the United Nations International Decade for Peace and Nonviolence 2001-2010.
The Games are a fun, recreational opportunity for children and youth to show their leadership, commitment, and personal involvement from their communities in support of the ideals of global friendship, and to demonstrate the values that they learn and practice on the field and in daily life, to make the world a better place.
Kofi Annan, the Secretary General of the United Nations, states in his message for the 2002 Games, that “a well-organized match is a study in competitions and, at the same time, a fine example of cooperation, respect for one another and for the rules. Indeed, cooperation, respect for one another and for the rules and norms of the community are essential at all levels of human activity, from the local to the global.”
In Canada Global Peace Games will be played in Kelowna, BC, Vaughan, ON, and Calgary, AB between October 10-14, in the context of the National Club Championships for Boys and Girls. A total of 29 countries around the globe are participating in the Games.
Canadian local communities interested in:
– organizing and participating in this year’s Global Peace Games,
– learning more about the international collaboration of non-governmental organizations that organize the Games,
– viewing photos from the 2001 Games,
– reading the Message from the Secretary General,
– signing the Nobel Laureates’ Peace Manifesto, and
– receiving the 2002 Certificate of Participation; can contact UNA-Canada at the number and website address indicated below.
Contact Details:
At United Nations Association in Canada:
Sarah Kambites, Project Officer, School Programmes
613-232-5751 ext. 248
Morgan Quarry, Director, Communications
613-237-7678 ext. 230
Or Visit: www.unac.org
www.canadasoccer.com
http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/unyin/news/globalpeacegames.htm

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