"Peace and Gaza" Street show in Shirvan

Shirvan-Peace-Day-2014On the first of October 2014 the "Peace & Gaza" street show directed by Zakriya Shirmohammadzadeh was performed in the presence of a large number of people of Shirvan and supported by the Mayor of Shirvan, a member of Mayors for Peace. On the sidelines of the ceremony, people's altruistic aid to Gaza was collected by the Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation.
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 Mayor of Samen visits Tehran Peace Museum

Samen-CityMr.MohammadReza Bashari, mayor of Samen, in Hamedan province of Iran, visited the Tehran Peace Museum on September 29th 2014.

Samen city joined the Mayors for Peace on September 2014. The membership certificate of Samen was delivered to Mr. Bashiri during this visit.


Commemoration of the International Peace Day in Behshahr

behshahr-Peace-day-20144An Observance of the International Day of Peace was held on Sunday, September 21 in Behshahr. This ceremony included reading a message of peace and paying tribute to war veterans, and an olive tree was planted as a symbol of peace. A photo exhibition of martyrs, salutation of athletes, and dedication of flowers to the graves of martyrs of chemical warfare were other programs in the ceremony.

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The International Day of Peace is commemorated in the Tehran Peace Museum

imagesOn September 21, 2014 on the occasion of International Day of Peace, a ceremony was held in the Tehran Peace Museum.
In the beginning, the TPM’s message on this occasion was delivered by one of the TPM’s volunteers who is a chemical warfare survivor. This was followed by a speech delivered by Ms. Esther KuischLaroche, the director of UNESCO cluster office in Tehran. 

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Commemoration of the International Day of Peace in Naragh

Naragh-Peace-dayOn September 21, officials of the province and municipalities of Naragh, family of martyrs, and veterans attended the ceremony that was held on the International Day of Peace. During the ceremony, a statement was read, gifts were dedicated to several veterans, and chemical warfare victims’ families featured in poetry contests, painting and story writing events.



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Designation of the Malayer tourist center entrance as "Peace Gate"

MalayerOn the occasion of September 21, International Peace Day, the tourist center in Malayer was launched and its entrance was named "The Peace Gate". "Iranian people are a peaceful people; for example, we have a far-reaching culture of peace in our literature", said Malayer's Mayor. He continued: "This is a day which is specified by the UN, but we hope that one day, all the days in the calendar will be Peace Days".

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Tehran Peace Museum / SCWVS delegation met with Mayor of Hiroshima

Peace-MayorsFrom August 3 to 8, a delegation of the Tehran Peace Museum and Society for Chemical Weapons Victims Support (SCWVS) from Iran visited Hiroshima and met with President Matsui, Mayor of Hiroshima on August 7. The Tehran Peace Museum, founded by the SCWVS, conducted an active campaign to invite Iranian mayors to join Mayors for Peace and successfully achieved a 270 city increase of the number of member cities in Iran in the past one-year period.

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Sardasht joins the Mayors for Peace

SardashtIn a meeting with Mr. Ebrahim Soltani, the mayor of Sardasht the membership certificate of this city was delivered to him by Dr. Mohammadreza Soroush, the board president of the Tehran Peace Museum. 

“Promoting a culture of peace around the world and eliminating the weapons of mass destruction through cultural and social activities” said Dr. Soroush, “is the primary goal of the Mayors for Peace”. He continued that the Mayors for Peace’s membership of the two cities of Hiroshima, as the first city which has been victimized by atomic bombs and Sardasht, as the first city which has been attacked by chemical weapons is a unique feature for this organization.

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Commemorating the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Esfarayen

EsfarayenOn the anniversary of the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the Municipal House of Culture of Esfarayen held a drawing competition on a long, continuous fabric with a wish for peace and a world free of weapons of mass destruction. 

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