International Peace Day to be marked by businesses and residents at event in Oldham

INTERNATIONAL PEACE Day will be marked in the borough at an event organised by Oldham Council and Peace Talks Oldham.

The Mayor of Oldham, Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman, will be in attendance at the function at Oldham Library on Saturday, September 19 from 1pm-4pm.

Local businesses and residents will be encouraged to sign a ‘Pledge to Peace’ declaration, which will aim to put projects and actions in place across the borough to promote a culture of peace.

Earlier this year the local authority was one of the first councils to sign the European Declaration, ‘Pledge to Peace’ which complements Oldham’s commitment to its co-operative values, in particular fairness, respect and working together.

As well as signing the declaration, 1,000 paper origami peace cranes are currently being created by schools, community groups, housing associations and other members of the community in preparation for International Peace Day on Monday, September 21.

Each plane will be displayed in the library on the day, along with a ‘message of peace’, and the name of the person who completed it and their school or group.

Back the borough’s peace campaign on Twitter by tweeting #PeaceOldham

 

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