1985 Peace Walk for U.N.Charter Day, Jun 25 – 26

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The New York Times



Day by Day

Walking for Peace

Some talked, in  New York  they walked .

The Secretary General and other diplomats marked the -10th anniversary of the United Nations Charter with speeches in San Francisco yesterday. Here, diplomats and staff members at the orgartization’s East River headquarters celebrated in a different way.

On a brilliant, crisp day, representatives from Niger and Bangladesh led about 40 participants In the final part of a symbolic “walk tor peace.” Unlike so many United Nations ceremonies, this one was marked by silence.

After the walk in the United Nations garden, a small crowd heard Dr. Lamuel A. Stanislaus, chief delegate from Grenada, wish the United Nations many happy returns and proclaim: “In the pursuit of peace, we shall not tire.

Organizers of the two-day event, sponsored by the Sri Chinmoy meditation group, reserved time tor citizens from all nations, but only 60 of the United Nations’ 159 member states showed up. Seventeen Americans topped the list, with Belize, Ghana and the Ivory Coast also boast ing large turnouts. More than 140 people ambled through the rose garden, taking in the view of  the East River and pausing to admire a statue of a powerful laborer beating a sword into a plowshare…

Peace Walk for United Nations Charter Day – 25, 26 June 1985

Since 1983 United Nations delegates and staff have taken a moment from their busy schedules to express their hopes for world peace by participating in the Peace Walks. …



Participants in the ·· “Peace·Walk for United Nations Charter Day ” walked silently through the United Nations garden on 25 and 26 June to commemorate the anniversary of the adoption and signing of the United Nations Charter in San Francisco in 1945. Representatives of Member States passed a copy of the Charter’s preamble relay·style from one country group to another. The event was organized by Sri Chinmoy:  The Peace Meditation at the United Nations and co sponsored by Antigua and Barbuda. Bahamas. Cyprus. Malta, Mauritius. Nepal. Samoa. Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago.













GENERAL Introduction for


Peace Walks are organised under the co-sponsorship of Sri Chinmoy: The Peace Meditation at the United Nations and a number of Permanent Representatives to the United Nations on United Nations Charter Day (26 June) and United Nations Day (24 October).

During these two-day events, nationals of the United Nations Member States walk around a particular section of the U.N. Garden, each country following the other in relay fashion. They carry a copy of the Preamble to the U. N. Charter, in eloquent testimonial to the universal desire for peace. All participants sign a copy of the Preamble.

Also, on the first day of the General Assembly, a contemplative early-morning seven-mile walk for peace begins and ends at U.N. headquarters



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