September 21, 2012
Crime prevention body to observe Int’l Day of Peace

St Vincent and the Grenadines will join other nations of the world in celebrating the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace today.{{more}}

The UN International Day of peace is celebrated each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. This Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire-personal or political.

On this day, also known as Peace Day, people around the world take part in various activities and organize events centered on the theme “peace”. In St Vincent and the Grenadines, organizations have put on Peace Poster Competitions in the past, while the National Commission for Crime Prevention (NCCP) has staged peace rallies and broadcast radio messages.

This year however, the NCCP, along with members of the Royal St Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, will host a Peace Day Rally at the Belair Government School, to provide tips and messages to the student body and community.

The school-based activity will be addressed by the Principal and other education officials, Director of the NCCP, Inspector Hawkins Nanton, and Area Representative Hon. Cecil Mckie. The event will also feature performances by the pupils of the school.

The SVG Human Rights Association has also called on all citizens to observe this Day of Peace.

“Let us pledge to be violence free on the 21st of September, 2012 and join with the rest of the world in seeking to bring about peace in the home, schools and the workplace.

“Together we can decrease the level of violence in our society. I challenge us all to make peace a part of our self-sustaining legacy,” a release from the SVG Human Rights Association said.