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'Live peacfully,' Yemenis say to mark annual World Peace Day.

Under the slogan, "Live peacefully," the World Peace Generation Organization commemorated a special fE[logical not]te Saturday celebrating the World Peace Day--generally observed Sept. 21--at the orphan's dormitory in Sana'a. The participants read the peace conventions in addition to forming a peace slogan and many other activities. Marwan Al-Majeedi, a representative of the organization, said that before the propagation of peace among people, they should first understand the meaning of peace. He expressed his happiness about celebrating the day with young people and orphan children.

"The world is facing a phenomenal amount of violence, racism, secession and instability issues," Al-Majeedi said. "It is really pity to find no peaceful place to live in when millions of people and children face destruction and death." He said all the representatives of the organization are keen to revive the values of tolerance, peace, conciliation and kindness among the Yemeni people without discrimination or differences. Al-Majeedi added that the organization has planned to raise a generation that promotes human values to be instilled in all Yemenis so that everybody enjoys a secure and stable nation.

World Peace Day was first declared in 1981 and first recognized in 1982, according to a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly in order to consolidate the high values of a peaceful co-existence among citizens of the world. In 2001, under the guidance of then-Secretary General Kofi Annan, the member states unanimously agreed on Sept. 21 as World Peace Day.

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Publication:Yemen Times (Sana'a, Yemen)
Date:Sep 24, 2012
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