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The 8th Peace Garden Peace Festival and A Series of Activities were Grandly Held in Beijing
Date:2021-09-18    Count:2184824

On September 17, 2021, in order to celebrate the International Day of Peace, the eighth "Peace Garden Peace Festival" and the announcement of the winners of the third global youth photography competition jointly organized by China World Peace Foundation, Beijing International Peace Culture Foundation, UNESCO, Diplomatic Corps and other institutions were grandly held in Beijing Peace Garden Museum community. Dignitaries, envoys to China, government officials, representatives of international organizations, heads of social organizations, people from all walks of life and youth representatives from more than 100 countries attended the grand Event. After releasing peace pigeons together, they delivered wonderful speeches on the themes of peace dialogue, civilized cooperation, combating epidemic diseases and youth space. According to incomplete statistics, more than 90 million people watched the celebration event online.


(Picture: over hundred of ambassadors flying peace pigeons during the eighth "Peace Garden Peace Festival")

Participants believed that the "Peace Garden Peace Festival", which has been held consecutively for eight years, has become a historic event of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda, playing an important role in civil Chinese society and affecting the international community. The organizers' contribution to world peace is priceless.

In the face of the new situation of the international community full of uncertainty, countries have adhered to the concept of "peace, solidarity, trust, cooperation and development", innovated actions with temperature, story and influence through the path of "Belt&Road" and "Peace + 1", and promoted the community of shared future of mankind greatly.

Professor Li Ruohong, President of the China World Peace Foundation, said when announcing the opening of the celebration: "The uncertainty of the epidemic helps us better understand the meaning of life. Without health, there is no freedom. How to restore the people's livelihood and economy of all countries in the post epidemic era and enable people's diplomacy and international cultural interaction? This is the common expectation of the international community. I hope we will take the sustainable development goals of the United Nations as the guidance and the construction of" peace + 1 "and " Belt&Road " as the path, share the achievements of development in multilateral solidarity, trust and cooperation and jointly promote the process of peaceful development. "

(Picture: Professor Li Ruohong, President of China World Peace Foundation)

In her video address, H.E.Ms. Ramos,ADG of UNESCO, thanked the China World Peace Foundation and Dr. Li Ruohong for their strong support to UNESCO in the past years, especially the support on "Belt&Road Cultural Interactive Atlas. In her speech, she said, "The theme of this year's Peace Garden Peace Festival resonates particularly well with the objectives of UNESCO. In the face of crisis, we need to make more efforts to enhance our adaptability and solidarity, and lay a solid foundation for a culture of sustainable peace and mutual respect. The ancient Silk Road has strong enlightenment to today. In order to continue this spirit, we jointly launched the "Belt&Road Cultural Interactive Atlas" and the "Silk Road in the eyes of Youths" global photography competition,I hope you will pay more attention to it.

(Picture: H.E. Ms. Ramos, ADG of UNESCO)


H.E.Ms.Nada Al Nashif, deputy director general of the UN human rights organization, said in a video speech that the international community should take effective measures to ensure that women play an active role in development. At the same time, she stressed that only human rights based policies that promoted equality, inclusion and participation could bring about sustainable development.

(Picture: Nada nasiver,H.E.Ms.Nada Al Nashif, deputy director general of the UN human rights organization)


H.E.Mr.ISAM Sharaf, former Prime Minister of Egypt, said in his video speech: ""We are connected to each other and share the same destiny. No country can face global threats alone. Under the basic idea of China's historic 'Belt&Road' initiative, peace cannot be achieved without development, and action is the platform of the international community. The Secretary General of the United Nations said that the world is suffering from a bad case of trust deficit disorder. Therefore, we should work together through common trust. We should cooperate and develop together to build a road to common peace and a new civilization. Future is not a time we wait for ,future is a reality we make. "

(Picture: H.E.Mr.ISAM Sharaf, former Prime Minister of Egypt)


In his video speech, H.E.Mr.Mushahid, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of Pakistan first congratulated the centenary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, praised China for setting a new example in poverty alleviation and peaceful cooperation with the international community, and thanked China for its contribution to global public health security in the post epidemic era, from which Pakistan also benefited, He was vaccinated by the Sino Pharmaceutical Group. He also put forward: "the way forward is not confrontation and conflict, the way forward is not a new cold war with some hoggish elements the west want, but a road of joint efforts, cooperation, connectivity and progress."

(Picture: H.E.Mr.Mushahid, chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of Pakistan)

Li Xikui, vice president of the Chinese people's Association for friendship with foreign countries, said in his speech that since its establishment, the "Peace Garden Peace Festival" has played a positive role in promoting multicultural exchanges and mutual learning and enhancing understanding and mutual trust among people of all countries. The concept of peace and harmony has been handed down from generation to generation in China, rooted in the Chinese spirit and reflected in the Chinese behavior. So far, on behalf of the Chinese people, we have established friendly and cooperative relations with 413 NGOs and other organizations in 157 countries, coordinated local governments in China to establish more than 2800 pairs of sister cities with more than 130 countries, and played a positive role in promoting "People being close to each other and having the same heart."

(Picture: Li Xikui, vice president of the Chinese people's Association for friendship with foreign countries)


H.E. Ms.Gwendolyn Peng , director of the East Asia Regional Representative Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, said: "Our world is changing in complex and inter-related ways that is impacting the fabric of society, exacerbating risks and vulnerabilities as well as opening possibilities,the pace of change is leaving many political, regulatory and welfare systems unable to cope. The benefits of economic and technological progress are not equally shared., and the benefits of economic and technological progress cannot be shared equally. We appreciate the endeavors made by the Peace Foundation and partners to mitigate the conflict, strengthen global governance and promote peace via the cross culture exchange and dialogue. , I'm also very glad to see the great works of art created by young people here and the openness, understanding and friendship between young people of different cultures. "

(Picture: H.E. Ms.Gwendolyn Peng , director of the East Asia Regional Representative Office of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies)


Algerian ambassador to China,H.E.Mr. AHCENE BOUKHELFA said: "Mankind shares the same destiny. In order to maintain peace and security in the region, all countries in the world, especially major powers, need to fully consider common interests more than ever before, rather than focusing on how to maximize their economic, political and strategic benefits. The epidemic has brought us great challenges, hope and human creativity helping us with more Forward-looking, the epidemic has also created an opportunity to strengthen Algeria China bilateral relations and have a new impact on innovative frameworks and modern forms of cooperation. "

(Picture: Algerian ambassador to China,H.E.Mr. AHCENE BOUKHELFA)


”Palestinian ambassador to China H.E. Mr. Fariz Mehdawi said: "China has maintained rapid development over the past few decades. Instead of using force, it seeks the well-being of the people. In my past communications with Chinese young people, I found that they are sincerely happy for the achievements of the motherland. In this interconnected world, what we need is solidarity. We should learn from history and face other countries with a more inclusive and rational attitude , we should uphold justice and say 'no' to any act that undermines peace. "

(Picture: H.E. Mr. Fariz Mehdawii, Palestinian ambassador to China)


At the event, President Li Ruohong and the representatives of the organizers of the event, ambassadors to China and representatives of international organizations who have made contributions to the cause of peace, awarded the "peace ambassador" medal to Li Jiacheng, a member of the Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese people's Political Consultative Conference who has made special contributions to the "Peace Garden Peace Festival" and is committed to public welfare and charity, and also awarded the medal of "Great Contribution" to our partners who have been supporting the "Peace Garden Peace Festival" for many years.

(Picture: Award of "Peace Ambassador " and "Great Contribution to Peace"


According to the expectations of all sectors of society, focusing on the "Cultural Interactive Atlas" project, this year's "Peace Garden Peace Festival" also presents rich exhibition contents, including "Silk Road photography exhibition in the eyes of Youths", "Ice&Snow Olympic Culture and Art Exhibition", "collection of national collection institutions along the Silk Road", "Cultural inheritance by Paper cutting---Peace and Beauty, new paper-cut art exhibition " and the special classical concert "Voice of Peace Garden".


H.E.Prof.. Shahbaz Khan, representative of UNESCO in China, announced the winners of the third "Silk Road in the Eyes of Youths" International Photography Competition Award at the event. He said that the themes of the competition is "textiles and clothing" and "Intercultural Exchanges in the Time of Covid-19, including in the field of Textiles and Clothing" . Among the more than 3000 primary entries from all over the world, the international jury composed of six well-known professional photographers will select three winners and two honorary awards from among two age groups of 14-17 and 18-25 respectively. The winning works will be displayed at the "Peace Garden Peace Festival" and will be toured around the world at an appropriate time. He pointed out that the epidemic has blocked us, but it can not stop our imagination and education. These young people have explored the beautiful moments on the Silk Road with hope and promoted mutual exchange, understanding and trust. This is our confidence in building a better tomorrow.

(picture: Professor Xia Zehan, UNESCO representative in China)


Xiang Dechun, deputy director of Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, unveiled the "collection exhibition of national collection institutions along the Silk Road". He pointed out that the "collection exhibition of national collection institutions along the Silk Road" held in Peace Garden Museum is an important activity of 2021 Beijing ? China cultural relics International Expo. The cultures of countries along the Silk Road gather and exchange here through the "collections" of collection institutions, interpreting the connotation of "community of shared human future", It also displays the yearning of the people of the world for a better life.

(Picture: Xiang Dechun, deputy director of Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage)


At the "Peace Garden Peace Festival", the ambassadors to China, representatives of international organizations and representatives of cultural and Expo institutions in Beijing signed a letter of proposal and jointly proposed: "various museums and collection institutions in the countries along the Silk Road should take the" collection "as the medium to strengthen interactive exchanges, make cultural relics come live, strengthen cultural exchanges and mutual learning, and strive to build a community with shared future for mankind!

(Picture: proposal for collection exhibition of national collection institutions along the Silk Road Countries)


Liu Hengfu, a modern visual artist, introduced the content of his "peace and sports - ice and snow Olympic culture and art exhibition". He said that the exhibition includes photography, painting, installation and other art works created with ice and snow as the theme, which are displayed in three parts: natural ice and snow, the light of the Winter Olympics and China's splendid scenery, highlighting its artistry, professionalism and Chinese characteristics, displaying China's rich ice and snow cultural resources and original art works, creating a strong ice and snow Olympic cultural atmosphere, making the ice and snow art add luster to the Winter Olympic Games, helping the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games, helping the world know China and helping China's ice and snow go to the world.

(Picture: ice and snow Olympic culture and art exhibition)


Professor Zhao Xigang of Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture introduced the relevant situation of "inheriting with scissors and blending with paper - Peace and Beauty" new paper-cut art exhibition ". He said that the new paper-cut art integrates Chinese freehand brushwork culture, traditional decorative art and modern design concept, and contemporary art spirit, and gradually forms an artistic style of" children's interest "," aestheticism "," kindness "and" fashion ", It is full of life praise and world peace and beauty.

(Picture:inheriting with scissors and blending with paper - Peace and Beauty" new paper-cut art exhibition)


It is reported that this peace festival is organized by Chinese People's Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries,  China Society for People’s Friendship Study, the Beijing Municipal Administration of cultural Heritages,  Beijing  People's Association for friendship with foreign countries,  Beijing  Returned Overseas Chinese Federation, the Beijing Women's Federation, the Beijing Chaoyang District Administration of culture and tourism, Beijing NGO Network of international exchanges , the Beijing Museum Society, the Beijing Association of Enterprises with foreign investment, Beijing International Studies University, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture , Canadian International School of Beijing, Pakistan Embassy College Beijing, international self-care foundation and China net “Belt&Road” net, undertaken by Beijing Peace Garden Museum and Beijing peace  health development center,  sponsored by Nutrigen and STERIMAR.



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