FRED SMITH SINGS

FRED SMITH SINGS

Fred Smith sings “Dust of Uruzgan” Once described as “Australia’s secret weapon” in international diplomacy, he was the first Australian diplomat to be posted to Afghanistan’s Uruzgan Province in 2009, an experience that he turned into a highly...
LEO FARRELLY 2021

LEO FARRELLY 2021

The International Day of Peace 2021: Rotary District Governor Leo Farrelly 2021 Theme: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world. Canberra Burley Griffin Rotary is partnering with the United Nations Information Centre for Australia, New Zealand and the...
REMEMBRANCE DAY 2021

REMEMBRANCE DAY 2021

HIROSHIMA REMEMBERED Another special ringing was held at the Canberra Rotary Peace Bell to remember the bombing of Hiroshima Japan on 6 August 1945. Our speakers were Dr Ludmilla Kwitko: Women’s International League for Peace and Friendship (WILPF) ACT Branch;...
TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL

TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL

TOHOKU EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL 13 MARCH 2021 2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami that devastated Tohoku and the northern Kanto region of Japan. Each year Canberrans, friends of Japan, and members of the Japanese community gather at...
TREATY ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

TREATY ON NUCLEAR WEAPONS

TREATY ON THE PROHIBITION OF NUCLEAR WEAPONS 23 January 2021 Could you imagine the impact if a modern nuclear bomb was dropped on Canberra or any Australian City in anger? How would we cope, where would help come from for those that survived? Now imagine that there...
PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR

PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR

​PREVENTION OF NUCLEAR WAR Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute is an International lawyer who chairs the nuclear task force of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. He serves as the Representative to the United Nations...
WORLD PEACE DAY 2020

WORLD PEACE DAY 2020

World Peace Day 2020 Our keynote speaker at this years World Peace Day event, 21 September 2020, was Mr Tim Weeks the former captive for 3 years and 3 months of the Taliban in Afghanistan. Take the time to listen to what Tim had to say to those...
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