Meditation Room UN 25 Yr. : Presentation to SG, 1st “Declaration World Thanks..” 1982 – 83

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Date between 1982-Nov to Feb 1983 , Originally was to be in Nov 1982, (in time for actual 25th anniversary of the redesign of the Meditation Rom at UN) was postponed to fit various participants schedules.

25th Anniversary of redesigned _Meditation –  Room of Quiet” at UN.

Secretary-General, Javier Perez De Cuellar Accepts first Declaration of World Thanksgiving 1982

Members of Peace Meditation group assisted in coordination of events leading to the 1982-1983 event.

  • The meditation Group had organized the successful 20th Anniversary Celebration in 1977
  • Ambassador Davidson  Hepburn, Permanent Representative of the Bahamas tot he U.N. serves as Master of Ceremonies  at Presentation of Thanksgiving Proclamation to SG from religious leaders
  • The event is in Cooperation with Center for World Thanksgiving, and takes place outside entrance to  meditation room of quiet. It is in front of the famous stained glass window by Chagall.


In 1983, leaders in five world religions, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim, represented the
human family in ‘presenting the first Declaration of World Thanksgiving to the Secretary-General of the
United Nations, Javier Perez de Cuellar.



  • First Declaration of World Thanksgiving was written by Fellows of World Thanksgiving – educators, philosophers, statesmen, and theologians – from around the world.
    • Twelve internationally known leaders were then invited to approve the declaration by signing it.
    • It was then presented to the Secretary-General of the United Nations for the whole human family.
  • Each year since, a new declaration has been approved by twelve more


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