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NCCP observes International Day of Peace

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St. Vincent and the Grenadines joined other nations of the world in celebrating the United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace on September 21.{{more}}

The United Nations’ (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 cease fire- 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”. Here in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Organizations have put on Peace Poster Competitions and the National Commission on Crime Prevention (NCCP) has in the past put on Peace Rallies.

On Wednesday, the NCCP, along with members of the Commission, will be engaged in school visits to the Lowmans Leeward Anglican School and Campden Park Secondary School to provide support and crime tips to the student community after the recent shootings in the area.

The NCCP, in collaboration with the Royal St. Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force, Churches and organizations within the Campden Park area, will on October 2 host a candlelight vigil and support rally for the community.

On Wednesday morning, a national address to mark International Day of Peace was aired on NBC Radio.

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