Los Angeles – International City of Peace

In 2014, PeaceNow.com organized and lead the effort resulting in the Los Angeles City Council adopting a Resolution wherein Los Angeles was declared to be an official International City of Peace. September 21st was designated the Los Angeles Day of Peace in perpetuity and the city declared it would support development of policies, procedures and practices that promote the culture of peace.
The Los Angeles International City of Peace Resolution adopted September 9, 2014
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Los Angeles is the 2nd largest city in the United States with a population of nearly 4 million people. We greatly appreciate the help from the following organizations and people for their contributions to peace and to the people of Los Angeles.

We thank the following organizations:

International Cities of Peace
Rotary Club of Playa Venice Sunrise
Mama Hill’s Help
Unity-and-Diversity World Council

We thank the following individuals:

David Newman Paul Koretz, District 5
Dr. Vicki Radel Bob Blumenfield, District 3
Katy Butler Mitchell Englander, District 12
Stephen Fiske Paul Krekorian, District 2
Millicent Hill Jose Huizar, District 14
Willis Clark Jr, Brian Perry

Below are the Vision, Mission and Goal statements of the organizers of the Los Angeles City of Peace Initiative.

 

Vision

Los Angelenos envision a community where joy, harmony, truth, freedom, prosperity and peace become our global identity.

 

Mission

Los Angelenos will work to create peace through participatory peaceful initiatives. We will joyfully celebrate the 21st of September, the international day of peace as an inspirational day offered as a gift to ourselves and our world family so we will be inspired to live and practice peaceful compassionate behavior during rest of the year.

 

Goals

To enact “The Global Resolution for the Establishment of Infrastructures to Support the culture of Peace.”

To encourage other international cities to become International Cities of Peace and thus to co-create peace by empowering their citizens to offer solutions, ideas, and initiatives that support sustainable economic and social development, respect for all human rights, advance understanding and tolerance through participatory communication.