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Tuesday, 24 September 2002
Page: 4750

Senator RIDGEWAY (New South Wales) (4.40 p.m.)—I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

(i) in September 2001, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly unanimously adopted Resolution 55/282, establishing the United Nations International Day of Peace as an annual day of global cease-fire and non-violence, now fixed in the calendar as 21 September from 2002,

(ii) the UN General Assembly has invited the people of the world to honour and celebrate the day on 21 September, with the vision of the day extending far beyond the cessation of violent conflict and representing an opportunity for the people of the world to create a moment of global unity, and

(iii) individuals, governments, regional and non-government organisations, educational establishments and religious/spiritual organisations all over the world, including Australia, have responded to the invitation from the UN General Assembly, by organising events and actions designed to improve public awareness and strengthen the ideals of peace both within and amongst all nations and peoples;

(b) congratulates Mr Jeremy Gilley and all those individuals and organisations whose voluntary efforts and vision have driven the initiative to establish and observe the United Nations International Day of Peace as a day of global cease-fire and non-violence; and

(c) welcomes the international observance of the International Day of Peace as an important means of strengthening the ideals of peace and alleviating the tensions and causes of conflict that exist around the world.

Question agreed to.