Harmony For Peace Japan News
Filip Pogady was featured in "Spring Concert 'Romance' held on Friday, March 3 at Kamakura Performing Arts Center and on March 5 at Natori Cultural Center in Miyagi, Japan. Our Jr Peace Music Ambassador, Honoka Kikukawa, violin, joined the concert with Ryunosuke Fujita, piano and 12 members of Harmony4Peace Strings. The program of many pieces with the theme of romance delighted the audience who filled the hall. This lovely evening was attended by many families as well as people with disabilities and their caretakers as our invited guests.
Organizations We "Cheer"!
Peace One Day Foundation
Many of you may already know of Jeremy Gilley, an independent documentary filmmaker and the Founder of Peace One Day.
His message for Peace One Day inspires many. Over ten years, he has made an incredible effort in bringing this day, an official recognized day by the United Nations - Annual Peace Day, a day of global cease fire and a day for everyone to become involved in the peace making process.
View the website and short film to find out more about Peace One Day
Mayors For Peace
The Mayors for Peace, through close cooperation among international cities, strives to raise international public awareness regarding the need to abolish nuclear weapons and contributes to the realization of genuine and lasting world peace that was established in 1982 at the initiative of then mayor of Hiroshima, Takeshi Araki. Their overall action plan includes establishing Hiroshima-Nagasaki courses in colleges around the world, explore a better relationship between children and electronic media, and to create a framework for protecting children from war. The 2020 Vision Campaign is the primary campaigning body of Mayors for Peace, which arose out of the “Emergency Campaign to ban nuclear weapons” launched in 2003. The message is simple: eliminate the nuclear threat. The 2020 Vision Campaign works to make this goal a reality by 2020, and achieve our vision of a nuclear-free world in which cities are no longer held in jeopardy.
Hibakusha Stories is a UN-affiliated NGO registered in New York that passes the legacy of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to a new generation, empowering them with tools to build a world free from nuclear weapons. “Hibakusha”, in Japanese, refers to the atomic bomb survivors. They tell their stories to help people understand the truth and reality of nuclear weapons and the need for nuclear disarmament.
Global Zero is a social movement which plans to eliminate all nuclear weapons by 2030 through the relentless creativity, energy and optimism of young people around the world. Today, there at 17,000 nuclear weapons on Earth, together with Global Zero that number will be brought to zero. Their action plan calls for the US and Russia (who hold more than 90% of the world’s nuclear weapons) to make cuts in their arsenals and negotiate to eliminate all nuclear weapons by 2030.
Physicians For Social Responsibility
PSR is a non-profit organization that is the medical and public health voice for policies to prevent nuclear war and proliferation and to slow, stop, and reverse global warming and toxic degradation of the environment. It’s strategy includes educating and activating the local community through research, collaboration, and targeted communication as well as well as advocating for government and societal change at all levels. Most recently, in 2013, PSR is working with the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability in an attempt to reduce the US nuclear footprint.
The CommUnity Breakfast
The Community-Led Breakfast of the Mainline. Marking "Undoing Racism Day"
Gathering in Unity, Getting to know Each Other. "Embracing the Difference"
Project Nuclear Awareness
PNA is a non-profit organization advocating for the abolition of nuclear weapons by educating the public, policy makers, and especially the youth. The PNA Publications seek to provide information and research analysis on current affairs of nuclear related matters, with the hope of progressing towards the abolition of nuclear weapons.
The Small Art School Cambodia
The Small Art School (SAS) is a self-financed art school, founded by a Japanese art teacher, Tomoko Kasahara, that provides free art education to Cambodian children, especially those who do not have the opportunities to learn. Most recently in May 2013, the Khmer Kids Art Gallery was created to display artwork from six to eight organizations the Small Art School supports and to show life through the eyes of children.
MSTERIO.org connects children through giving and exchanging handmade dolls. Children uniquely decorate the dolls knowing it’s for other children. When finished, the dolls will be sanitized and sent to other kids to play before finally reaching to children in need somewhere in the world. All children can track a doll's travel on our website. Since 2011, our gifts have been given over 15,000 children in Albania, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haití, Honduras, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Liberia, Mexico, Myanmar, Nicaragua, Philippines, Poland, Scotland, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Tibet, Uganda, United Kingdom, Vietnam, and different cities in the United States. MSTERIO stands for - Make a Difference, Self-Esteem, Teamwork, Enjoy & Empathy, Respect, Integrity, and Open-Mind.
Through the work of the United Nations Association of New York and the over 175 community-based chapters around the country, UNA-USA creates a powerful national constituency for a United Nations that advances American interests in a global system. UNA offers each and every American the opportunity to connect with the critical issues confronted by the U.N. — from global health and human rights, to the spread of democracy, equitable sustainable development, and international justice. UNA educates Americans about the work of the United Nations, and builds public support for more effective U.S. engagement in the U.N.