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MIL OSI – Source: Auckland Council – Press Release/Statement

Headline: Aiming for a peaceful Auckland

This is the last chance to recommend someone for the annual ‘Auckland – City for Peace Youth Awards’.

Nominations close this Friday 22 August with the awards ceremony being held at the Western Springs Garden Hall on Sunday 21 September 2014. 

Auckland Council in partnership with The Peace Foundation each year delivers the awards, aimed to recognise youth’s contribution to peace services and leadership within the communities of Auckland.

Community Development Committee Chair Councillor Cathy Casey says being a City for Peace contributes to Auckland’s becoming the most liveable city in the world.

Auckland was launched as a City for Peace in June 2012.

“Through our work with the Peace Foundation we promote nuclear-free zones, adhere to principles of non-violence and tolerance and aim to make Auckland a place where everyone feels like they belong, has pride in their city and feels safe,” she says. 

If you know someone between the ages of 13 – 24 years who you think deserves recognition nominate them for an award.

Entry criteria:

The youth’s contribution should support one of the following themes:

  • organising peaceful conflict resolution programmes and practices
  • celebrating cultural and ethnic diversity
  • fulfilling human rights
  • caring for the environment

Youth can be nominated for two age categories, they are:

  • 13 to 18 years
  • 19 to 24 years

For more information on City for Peace or to nominate someone visit the Auckland Council website.