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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

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The Association for Social Research and Communications (UDIK), in cooperation with Ostra nula, Centar za mlade Kvart and Network for Peacebuilding, will organize activities to mark the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2015. Activities will be organized in Banja Luka, with the slogan “PEACE – WE CAN TOGETHER”. As part of the program will be organized street activity at noon on the Krajina Square in Banja Luka. Also, there will be organized a panel discussion at 6pm in Banja Luka social center (BASOC) where will talk the young peace activists Danijela Baljak (UG Ostra nula) and Adis Hukanović (Sanski Most). The moderator at the event will be Milica Pralica. In addition, it will be shown two documentaries: “Srdjo”, a movie about Srdjan Aleksic and “Letter to Father”, a film by Srdjan Keca who through family albums, video clips and postcards returns to Yugoslavia in the seventies and introduces viewers in the life of his family.

We remind that the United Nations General Assembly declared September 21 as the International Day of Peace (also known as World Peace Day) and it was celebrated for the first time in 1982 with the aim of celebrating and strengthening the ideals of peace. Today it is also dedicated to peace in the world, and especially the absence of war and violence.

It is known that the peace process in Bosnia and Herzegovina lasts for 20 years, because it is constantly emphasized the status quo and that is state of inaction: neither war nor peace. For this reason, the activities with the slogan “PEACE – WE CAN TOGETHER” will be organized with the aim to encourage the B&H’s public on the importance of peace in our country, to give emphasis on dealing with the past, the culture of remembrance, the refugees, the missing and to show the importance of Banja Luka in promoting peace building. In addition, these activities represent concrete move of the civil society to create unity and to strengthen peace values.

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