Celebration of the United Nations International Day of Peace - Press Release

UNESCO HK and Rotary International District 3450 present

Celebration of the International Day of Peace: Peace Seminar & Networking Event

Hong Kong, 21st September 2013 – UNESCO Hong Kong Association (UNESCO HK) and Rotary International District 3450 are committed to the promotion of peace and cultural diversity, today announced the celebratory event for the International Day of Peace cum opening ceremony for 2013-2014 UNESCO HK Peace For All Youth Programme at the Garden and Harold-Smythe Hall of St. John’s Cathedral in the morning of 21st September 2013 (Saturday).


The occasion will be graced by the following guests of honour:

Mr LAN Hong-sheng – Vice-President, Chinese National Federation of UNESCO Clubs and Association

Mr CHEN Hai-ping – Director General, Department of International Organizations and Conferences Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of PRC in Hong Kong

Mr. LAU Kong Wah JP - Under Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs, , HKSAR Government

Ms HUI Hiu-fai, Florence, SBS, JP – Under Secretary for Home Affairs, HKSAR Government

Mr. LAM Cheung Chi - Member of Commission on Youth

Consulates General and country representatives of Belgium, Chile, European Union, Finland, France, Indonesia Kazakhstan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Philippines, Spain, Switzerland and Zimbabwe

Religious leaders of Ching Chung Taoist Association of Hong Kong, Diocese Hong Kong, Eastern Orthodoxy Church, Kowloon Mosque, Hong Kong Buddhist Association, Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui, Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Centre, St. John Cathedral and The Confucian Academy.


The ceremony will be followed by a seminar on the topic In what ways can media help shape peace in the world? Moderated by veteran Mr WONG Wang-fat Andrew, OBE, JP, the panel will feature the following distinguished speakers:

Mr HO On-tat Andy, JP – Former Information Coordinator, Chief Executive’s Office of the HKSAR Government

Mr MAN Cheuk-fei – Chief Editor Emeritus, Hong Kong Economic Journal

Mr VANIJAKA Voranai – Political and Social Commentator, Bangkok Post Newspaper

2013-2014 UNESCO HK Peace For All Youth Programme consists of an array of exciting events and activities taking place from September 2013 through to April 2014. The programme is expected to involve more than 40,000 participants and is missioned to promote peace and harmony by celebrating cultural diversities at the community level.