In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace cel­e­brated

Azer News - - Front Page - By La­man Is­may­ilova

An event mark­ing the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace was held at the Sea­side Na­tional Park on Septem­ber 22.

Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion Leyla Aliyeva at­tended the event.

Min­is­ter of Labour and So­cial Pro­tec­tion of Pop­u­la­tion Sahil Babayev high­lighted the his­tory of the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace.

This year's peace day cel­e­brates the 70th an­niver­sary of the Uni­ver­sal Dec­la­ra­tion of Hu­man Rights: "The Right to Peace- The Uni­ver­sal Dec­la­ra­tion of Hu­man Rights at 70."

The Min­is­ter stressed that on the ini­tia­tive of Azer­bai­jan's Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sioner (Om­buds­man) Elmira Su­ley­manova, the "Month of the World", con­nected with the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace, is ob­served ev­ery year on Au­gust 21 - Septem­ber 21. The Min­istry of La­bor and So­cial Pro­tec­tion of Pop­u­la­tion is car­ry­ing out rel­e­vant ac­tiv­i­ties within this month.

The Min­istry of La­bor and So­cial Pro­tec­tion of Pop­u­la­tion is car­ry­ing out rel­e­vant ac­tiv­i­ties within this month.

The min­is­ter also noted that a sys­tem of la­bor and so­cial rights based on the prin­ci­ple of so­cial jus­tice has been cre­ated in Azer­bai­jan. He added that the sys­tem of la­bor and so­cial rights, which is an im­por­tant part of hu­man rights, is con­stantly be­ing im­proved on the ba­sis of pro­gres­sive world ex­pe­ri­ence.

Babayev noted that the re­cently adopted Law "On Per­sons with Dis­abil­i­ties" re­flects in­ter­na­tional ex­pe­ri­ence in the field of pro­tect­ing the rights of cit­i­zens with dis­abil­i­ties. The work is be­ing car­ried out to ex­pand the net­work of re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ters for per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, and to im­ple­ment in­di­vid­ual re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion pro­grams.

Azer­bai­jan's Hu­man Rights Com­mis­sioner (Om­buds­man) Elmira Su­ley­manova stressed that the UN, which estab­lished the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace, calls all states for peace and re­spect for hu­man rights and free­doms.

Su­ley­manova has brought to the at­ten­tion that the theme of peace is rel­e­vant for Azer­bai­jan, 20 per­cent of its ter­ri­tory is oc­cu­pied, and with more than 1 mil­lion refugees and in­ter­nally dis­placed per­sons.

The UN Res­i­dent Co­or­di­na­tor and UNDP Res­i­dent Rep­re­sen­ta­tive for the Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan Ghu­lam Isaczai stressed that fruit­ful co­op­er­a­tion in the field of hu­man rights pro­tec­tion has been estab­lished be­tween the UN and Azer­bai­jan. He said that although 70 years have passed since the adop­tion of the Uni­ver­sal Dec­la­ra­tion of Hu­man Rights, ef­fec­tive ed­u­ca­tional work in this area is still be­ing car­ried out.

Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion Leyla Aliyeva viewed an ex­hi­bi­tion of hand­i­crafts ded­i­cated to the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace. She also met with ath­letes of the Boc­cia In­ter­na­tional Sports Fed­er­a­tion.

The es­tab­lish­ment of BOC­CIA sport in the coun­try is con­nected with the ini­tia­tive of the Vice-Pres­i­dent of the Hey­dar Aliyev Foun­da­tion Leyla Aliyeva.

In­cor­po­rated in 1984 in the Par­a­lympic Games pro­gram, BOC­CIA for 34 years has gained world­wide fame, rapidly de­vel­op­ing in 50 coun­tries. Since 2013, Na­tional Par­a­lympic Com­mit­tee has be­gun to pro­mote BOC­CIA, a team was cre­ated for this sport. Chil­dren, young and old peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties can ex­pe­ri­ence the new kind of sport in Azer­bai­jan.

The In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace within the frame­work of the "Na­tional Pro­gram of Ac­tion to En­hance the Ef­fec­tive­ness of Pro­tec­tion of Hu­man Rights and Free­doms in the Repub­lic of Azer­bai­jan", ap­proved by the Or­der of Pres­i­dent Il­ham Aliyev on De­cem­ber 27, 2011, serve to de­velop the le­gal think­ing of the pop­u­la­tion, pro­mote a cul­ture of peace and pa­tience.

Leyla Aliyeva to­gether with her chil­dren re­leased doves, which are a sym­bol of peace.

The par­tic­i­pants of the event made an­other sym­bolic ges­ture of the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace. They left on the score­board color prints of their hands.

The Na­tional Sea­side Park hosted speeches of dis­abled peo­ple and dance groups, con­sist­ing of per­sons with dis­abil­i­ties, op­er­at­ing at the cen­ters of chil­dren's cre­ativ­ity. It is also re­mark­able that among the dancers there are chil­dren with a lack of hear­ing.

Each year the In­ter­na­tional Day of Peace is ob­served around the world on 21 Septem­ber. The United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly has de­clared this as a day de­voted to strength­en­ing the ideals of peace, both within and among all na­tions and peo­ples.

The Day was estab­lished in 1981 by the United Na­tions Gen­eral Assem­bly. To in­au­gu­rate the day, the United Na­tions Peace Bell is rung at UN Head­quar­ters.

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