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File #: 2022-0021    Version: 1
Type: Resolution Status: Passed Finally
File created: 1/13/2022 In control: Committee on Finance and Law
On agenda: 1/18/2022 Final action: 2/1/2022
Enactment date: 2/1/2022 Enactment #: 22
Effective date: 2/2/2022    
Title: Resolution establishing Pittsburgh as an International City of Peace.
Sponsors: Reverend Ricky V. Burgess
Resolution establishing Pittsburgh as an International City of Peace.

WHEREAS, the World Health Organization defines health as not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, but achievement of a balance of physical, mental, and social wellbeing; and,

WHEREAS, peace is not merely the absence of war and violence, but a condition where society has achieved a balance of prosperity, security, justice and hope; and,

WHEREAS, peace is necessary; for everyone to achieve health as defined by the World Health Organization; and,

WHEREAS, the residents of Pittsburgh want to work together to create and implement initiatives that not only foster peace but to create a positive, lasting change in our community and around the world and become a model for other cities that tackle tough challenges. This vision for the future should build on the expertise of each person and im1olve all segments of our city in planning actions and making a difference. To this we are committed; and,

WHEREAS, the concerned citizens and community leaders of the region of Pittsburgh are committed to establishing peace in the region to promote understanding, economic opportunity and improve the quality of life of the people of our region; and,

WHEREAS, there are over 300 cities of peace in over 67 nations on all 6 continents.

WHERAS, in the United States, Cities of Peace include Los Angeles California, Detroit Michigan, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Atlanta Georgia and Cincinnati Ohio.

WHEREAS, the United Nations has designated 21 September of each year to be the International Day of Peace, devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.

Therefore be it resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh does hereby proclaim the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to be a City of Peace in perpetuity.

Be it further resolved that the Council of the City of Pittsburgh designate September 21 of each year to be the City of Pittsbu...

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