Chiyoji Nakagawa, the former counsellor of the United Nations Association of Japan and observer during the 6th session of the General Assembly in Paris in , proposed to build a Peace Bell as a symbol of hope for peace. The bell was cast from coins and medals donated by the representatives of Member States, the Pope, and people, including children from over 60 different nations who seconded his idea. The bell tower was modeled after the Hanamido a small temple decorated with flowers that symbolises the place where Buddha was born. It has become tradition to ring the bell twice a year: on the first day of spring, at the Vernal Equinox, and on 21 September to celebrate the International Day for Peace.
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The raised index and middle fingers, with palm facing outward, are as much a part of Asian portraiture as saying cheese is to English speakers. But why? Some say it began with Janet Lynn. The American figure skater was favored to take home gold in the Olympics in Japan. The gold medal was gone.
Ninteen years ago today, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution —a foundational resolution to the women, peace and security WPS agenda. Since the adoption of Resolution , global efforts to promote the WPS agenda have advanced but the discussions that shape its priorities have been led exclusively by Western donors. In contrast, the roles of Japan and South Korea—an established and an emerging donor, respectively—within the WPS agenda are poorly understood. Notably, both countries reported their largest increases in aid to gender equality in fragile states and economies during — At a time when a global funding gap is one of the main challenges to the WPS agenda , it is particularly crucial to understand the growing roles and approaches of these two countries.