Peace Events

Servas International embraces the UN General Assembly declaration of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
https://www.servas.org/en/Servas-and-the-UnitedNations

June 6World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for the public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. The Sunshine Coast Environment Council (Qld) say, above all, WED serves as the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent for change. They run an impressive WED festival:  Maroochydoore Rotary Park, Cotton Tree, Sunshine Coast Qld, Sunday 4 June 10h – 17h – and looking for volunteers! Visit: http://www.wed.org.au/

June 17 National Day of Action to Ban Nuclear Weapons: To demonstrate public support for a treaty banning nuclear weapons, and outrage at our Government’s refusal to engage. It’s up to us to demand Australia sign the impending treaty banning nuclear weapons, just as it has done for chemical and biological weapons, cluster munitions and anti-personnel landmines.

Marches are being held in Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Hobart and Melbourne, and other events in Perth and Darwin. To find out about details near you, visit: http://mailchi.mp/icanw/australia-ban-the-bomb-on-june-17

In Parramatta travel from Central station (11:18h), fast train to Parramatta and a short walk to 2-12 Macquarie Street – an opportunity to say hello in person!

June 17 WFWP holds a series of Peace Seminars: In partnership with UPF, WFWP holds a series of Peace Seminars as a study, and outlines the philosophy of Peace Building behind the two organisations. Join us for the 2nd seminar in this series. Please find the program and activities for the day attached.

Building a Culture of Values and Peace in Australia
Saturday June 17th – 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Venue: Church of Christ, 25 Burton Ave, Clayton
Suggested donation $20 for lunch and afternoon tea
Afternoon tea only $5.00 – Students free
Please email anne@wfwpaustralia.org to RSVP if you are coming for lunch, or if you are having afternoon tea only! 
Click here for the Program

August 6 Sunday – Hiroshima Day – a commemoration of the dropping of the first nuclear bomb on Hiroshima, Japan causing unimaginable deaths and human suffering. Marked by vigils in towns and cities around the world, e.g. Perth and Sydney.

September 21 – International Day of Peace – UN General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The theme for 2017 is Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” SERVAS members typically hold peace picnics – please publicise any SERVAS activities or as members, in co-operation with other groups.

Comments to: peacesecretary@servas.org.au