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September 21, 2009 - WORLD

For the 2009 Day of Peace, using Twitter, Facebook and MySpace, the United Nations plans to broadcast a message about the dangers of nuclear weapons. The UN is calling for short videos on nuclear disarmament/non-proliferation for its WMD - We Must Disarm campaign. Millions will rally for peace around the world, and two Australians will attempt to set a Guinness Record for the world's longest handshake. The theme invites retrospectives on the Cold War and nuclear attack on Japan.

For the 2009 Day of Peace, using Twitter, Facebook and MySpace, the United Nations plans to broadcast a message about the dangers of nuclear weapons. The UN is calling for short videos on nuclear disarmament/non-proliferation for its "WMD -; We Must Disarm" campaign. Millions will rally for peace around the world, and two Australians will attempt to set a Guinness Record for the world's longest handshake. The theme invites retrospectives on the Cold War and nuclear attack on Japan. Participants sending videos for the campaign are asked to upload their films on YouTube. At Sydney's Wayside Chapel, Lindsay Morisson and Jack Tsonis will attempt to break the Guinness World Record of 12 hours for the world's longest handshake. Peace Day is also a Day of Ceasefire. It was established by UN resolution in 1981 to commemorate and strengthen "the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples." It has grown into a major observance. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. Aug/09

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Date written/update: 2009-09-21