UNIC-RIA hosts Peace One Day Football League

Nejib Friji, Director UNIC
The Regional Institute of Bahrain (RIA) joined hands with the United Nations Information Centre in Bahrain to host “Peace One Day Football League” at Soccer City in Saar.

“There are so many teams participating at Soccer City, Gulf Daily News, YourFM, Royal Bahrain Hospital, Red Bull and Zayani Investment have been very supportive and sponsored this great cause and we had a great day out. It was an honour to have Nejib Friji from the UNIC who visited us during the day and delivered a statement from the General Secretary,” Christine Gordon, RIA Centre, said.

The matches went late into the night with Team M whisking away the winning trophy, Team Dream Home in second place and Team KPMG in third place. Man of the match was Ali Khalifa from Team Azori. Referees Ali Dadulla, Ahmed Shabaan, Waleed Mahmood worked hard all day to ensure safe and fair matches.

Peace One Day is a non-profit organization with the objective to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace that occurs on the 21st September each year. The objective of the organization is to foster Peace Day as “a day for wide-scale community action, and a day for UN agencies and aid organizations to safely carry out life-saving work.

Founded in 1999 by the British documentary filmmaker and actor Jeremy Gilley, Peace One Day led a successful campaign to pass UN Resolution 55/282 recognizing Peace Day as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence. Unanimously approved by all members States the resolution also invites organizations and individuals to commemorate the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in the establishment of the global ceasefire.

RIA Centre based in Adliya caters to the needs of mainstream learners as well as students with Special Educational Needs (of all nationalities and cultures). RIA teaches in both English and Arabic to offer a year round educational and ‘mini’ respite service.

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