Celebrating the UN

News Oct 28, 2010 Ancaster News

When Aghdas Javid was a new immigrant to Canada more than 45 years ago, she started celebrating the work of the United Nations when it had only 50 member states.

Now there are 192 countries that support the principles of international collaboration.

To celebrate United Nations Day on Oct. 24, Javid hosted her annual event with more than 50 people in attendance. Participants enjoyed music provided by Guelph singer/songwriters Brett Smith and Michael Dragoman, and talks given by Hamilton United Nations Association member Gail Rappolt and Canadian Baha’i National Spiritual Assembly member Gordon Naylor.

Rappolt shared information about the UN Association’s dedicated work with the Culture of Peace initiative over the last decade, helping to move Hamilton forward with cross-cultural and anti-racism work, as well as linking social justice groups in the area.

Naylor discussed multiple collaborations of the Baha’i international community with the UN, concluding that “the root cause of wrong doing is ignorance…”

Celebrating the UN

News Oct 28, 2010 Ancaster News

When Aghdas Javid was a new immigrant to Canada more than 45 years ago, she started celebrating the work of the United Nations when it had only 50 member states.

Now there are 192 countries that support the principles of international collaboration.

To celebrate United Nations Day on Oct. 24, Javid hosted her annual event with more than 50 people in attendance. Participants enjoyed music provided by Guelph singer/songwriters Brett Smith and Michael Dragoman, and talks given by Hamilton United Nations Association member Gail Rappolt and Canadian Baha’i National Spiritual Assembly member Gordon Naylor.

Rappolt shared information about the UN Association’s dedicated work with the Culture of Peace initiative over the last decade, helping to move Hamilton forward with cross-cultural and anti-racism work, as well as linking social justice groups in the area.

Naylor discussed multiple collaborations of the Baha’i international community with the UN, concluding that “the root cause of wrong doing is ignorance…”

Celebrating the UN

News Oct 28, 2010 Ancaster News

When Aghdas Javid was a new immigrant to Canada more than 45 years ago, she started celebrating the work of the United Nations when it had only 50 member states.

Now there are 192 countries that support the principles of international collaboration.

To celebrate United Nations Day on Oct. 24, Javid hosted her annual event with more than 50 people in attendance. Participants enjoyed music provided by Guelph singer/songwriters Brett Smith and Michael Dragoman, and talks given by Hamilton United Nations Association member Gail Rappolt and Canadian Baha’i National Spiritual Assembly member Gordon Naylor.

Rappolt shared information about the UN Association’s dedicated work with the Culture of Peace initiative over the last decade, helping to move Hamilton forward with cross-cultural and anti-racism work, as well as linking social justice groups in the area.

Naylor discussed multiple collaborations of the Baha’i international community with the UN, concluding that “the root cause of wrong doing is ignorance…”