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The International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is September 26th

As UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon observes, “Nuclear disarmament is one of the greatest legacies we can pass on to future generations.”

This September 26th, 2014 marks the first observance of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons as designated by the United Nations. In honour of this day, the UN will be holding commemorative events both at its headquarters in New York and at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

8th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival to kick-off Sunday September 21st

In cooperation with Ottawa civil society groups, Canadian Peace Initiative is holding its 8th Annual Ottawa Peace Festival from September 21st to October 2nd. The 12-day peace festival with 29 events celebrates the United Nations International Days of Peace and Nonviolence. The events include peace exhibits, film screenings, musical performances, public talks, peace awards, and symposia.