Lebanon: Students' graffiti on Israeli border for Peace Day

Initiative organized by UNIFIL

21 September, 18:32

(ANSAmed) - BEIRUT, SEPTEMBER 21 - Sixteen students from eight schools in southern Lebanon and the children of UN personnel deployed on the border with Israel covered the walls of the UNIFIL headquarters in the border town of Naqura with drawings dedicated to peace. The initiative was organized by UNIFIL to celebrate the 31st International Day of Peace instituted by the United Nations in 1981.

During the ceremony, which was attended by representatives of the Lebanese armed forces, political and religious authorities and ambassadors of countries which have troops in Lebanon, UNIFIL's commander, Italian General Paolo Serra, placed a laurel crown in front of a memorial plaque dedicated to the UN peacekeepers who died in action.

'The International Day of Peace means to involve each person looking for peace because each one of us can serve as a model to inspire others', Serra told the children who made the wall paintings. (ANSAmed).


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