URI Global Leadership gathering and URI Europe sub-regional meeting

Sarajevo, capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, also known as "European Jerusalem" was meeting place for URI Global and URI Europe gatherings that were held there from 10 till 17 th of September.


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Sarajevo, capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina


URI Global Leadership Gathering was held in Sarajevo from 10 th till 16 th of September. More than 100 participants from 40 countries were present on this gathering that was hosted by two URI Europe CCs (Youth for Peace and Balkan as a Soul Bridge).

This gathering was great opportunity for Global Council Trustees, Regional Coordinators and Staff members to come together, discussing important topics and making plans for the future of the URI.


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As part of this gathering Youth For Peace CC together with URI Global Office organized Interfaith Peace Evening. Besides participants of this global gathering, Interfaith Peace Evening gathered government representatives, religious communities' representatives, as well as foreign and local organizations' representatives. Also they had an honour to host High representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina Mr. Valentin Inzko and ambassador of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Belgium Mr. Draško Aćimović.
During this event Youth for Peace CC was awarded with for all their amazing work with youth people in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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Youth for Peace receiving  "William K. Bowes Award" from URI representatives


Also this event was opportunity to highlight importance of peace in the Balkan and in the world and to celebrate Intrenational Day of Peace (IDP). Topic of this year IDP was Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.

Also in Sarajevo from 14 th till 17 th of September URI Europe sub-regional meeting was held and 40 participants from 10 European countries took part in this meeting. They were sharing their ideas making plans for more exciting projects and new CC that will join URI Europe family. 


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URI Europe sub-regional meeting participants


It is important to mention that Photo exhibition “All Unique All United” was presented during both events and it was amazing presentation of URI Europe work.


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Photo exhibition “All Unique All United” 


We want to express our gratitude for Youth For Peace and Balkan as a Soul Bridge CCs for hosting those events and to thank you all participants who took active part in meetings and who are committed to continue their work in their local communities as well as on the global level.


Stay tuned for more exciting projects and news from URI Europe


May Peace prevail on Earth

URI Europe team