United Nations International Day of Peace 2023
Order of Service
Opening and welcome MC Mr Tim Gavel.
Acknowledgement of Country Mr Tim Gavel.
Song by A Chorus of Women Call to Peace by Cordelia Dalton and arranged by Ian Blake.
Message of Peace from the United Nations Secretary General read by Mr Nai Hit Lam, Deputy Representative of UNHCR.
Remarks by HE Mr Suzuki Kazuhiro, Ambassador of Japan to Australia.
Mr Lam and Ambassador Suzuki strike the Peace bell together.
Remarks by Ms Andrea Grosvenor, Rotary District Governor.
Grovenor strikes Peace bell.
Keynote Speaker Professor Tom Calma ACT.
75th Anniversary of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights and the History of the Voice to Government.
Professor Calmer strikes the Peace bell.
Remarks and Presentation of 2023 Chief Minister’s Rotary Peace Prize by Mr Brendan Smyth, ACT Commissioner for International Engagement representing the ACT Chief Andrew Barr to Susan Hutchinson.
Remarks from Peace Prize Recipient 2023 Chief Minister’s Rotary Peace Prize and Recipient strike the Peace bell.
All speakers invited to strike the Peace bell together while redlining the words of philosopher Laozi.
Final song A Chorus of Women A Recipe for Peace by Glenda.
All present invited to personally strike the Peace bell.