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The International Day of Peace is celebrated today September 21, 2015 across the globe. It is also known as the World Peace Day and occurs annually. The day is dedicated to peace, and specifically the absence of war, such as might be occasioned by a temporal cease fire in a combat zone. The WORLD PEACE DAY was declared by the United Nation in 1981, since then it is observed worldwide by political groups, military groups, Non-Governmental Organization and Individuals. The inaugural follows the ringing of the “Peace Bell” at the United Nations Headquarters, in Geneva Switzerland.
Peace is a state of harmony characterized by the lack of violent conflict commonly understood as the absence of hostility, peace also suggests the existence of healthy or newly healed interpersonal or international relationships, prosperity in matters of social or economic welfare, the establishment of equality, and a working political order that serves the true interests of all. In international relations, peacetime is not only the absence of war or conflict but also the presence of cultural and economic understanding and unity. In Kumba, Cameroon, the Cameroon Football Development Program joined in this year’s celebration on the theme “Partnership for Peace-dignity for all” by organizing sport-centric activities with football academies and social group as to foster peace and solidarity as enshrine in this year’s theme.
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Sport centric activities to commemorate this day by CameroonFDP and partner Football Centers includes; Icebreakers like five handshakes in one minute, warm up like Quick thinking, CAC games on Solving problems quickly, Resolving conflict peacefully, Staying safe from abuse
Motivational statements like; The Power of Football for peace through fair play, Football for peace through the power of a handshake, etc. and a football match creamed the event. The event from start to finish lasted for over two hours and youths were more than pleased. Attendance rate was well over 25 players and three youths excluding six staff members of CameroonFDP at the Government Primary School field.