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Rotary's Peace of Art

People of all ages created a ‘peace of art' at the WCIA’s Peace75 festival as part of Cardiff Bay Rotary Club's 25th anniversary celebrations.

Artist Kyle Legall created the outline panels based on some of Rotary's peace-related work, then festival-goers from across Wales painted in the colour and added some of their own images of peace.

Rotary themes in the art include conflict resolution, contributions to peace gardens and Peace Jam.

Susie Ventris-Field, Assistant Chief Executive of the WCIA said: "We have a strong relationship with Cardiff Bay Rotary Club. For example, they support the maintenance of the Peace Garden and fund-raise using the Temple car park. So it was great for them to be part of our Temple of Peace birthday celebrations with the fantastic 'peace of art'."

See the art in progress. Get involved with Cardiff Bay Rotary club. 


Temple Time

What do trains running on time, Doctor Who film sets, UN conferences and ration books have in common? They are all part of the Temple of Peace and Health timeline, now available on the WCIA website. 

Researcher joins WCIA

Alex Southern has been appointed in a 3-month post as a Community Development Researcher on the Wales for Peace Project. 

Her role is to undertake detailed consultation with potential project participants, including young people, local communities and the general public, in order to find out how the WCIA and partnership organisations can best involve a diverse range of people from across the whole of Wales in the project.

Email improvements

The WCIA is improving how it communicates with supporters and members. You can tell us what information you'd like to get via email based on your interests and where you live. 

Update your profile to let us know your preferences. 

International Model UN in Wales

The first international Model UN will take place in Cardiff on St David's Day this year. 

The United Nations Society at Cardiff University have organised the conference Unity in Diversity, with the opening ceremony at the Temple of Peace on 28 February, followed by the conference on 1-2 March.

Registrations are through their website.   

Free teacher training

Throughout February, CEWC and partners are providing free teacher training across Wales. 

Sponsored by the British Council, the ChangeMaker conferences build skills in delivering Education in Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship (ESDGC) linked to literacy and numeracy. 

The workshops will also cover the new ERASMUS+ Programme and the International Dimension. 

Education and Engagement Officer, Chris Thompson, said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to come together to share knowledge, and build confidence and skills through fun, interactive and engaging sessions." 

New notes for choir

Since their debut performance at Peace75, New High Notes Choir move from strength to strength. 

Find out what the choir is up to.

A tree in Uganda for every child born in Wales

A tree will be planted in Uganda for every child born or adopted in Wales, the First Minister, Carwyn Jones has announced during a visit to the deforested region of Mbale. Read more.  

Internship opportunities

There are two marketing and PR internship opportunities for peace-related charities based in Cardiff.

There is a marketing role for a Welsh speaker with the Fellowship of Reconciliation and a Marketing and PR role with the Alternatives to Violence Project

Our events
Britain and Africa after 50 years: Social Justice and Development, 6 February, Temple of Peace, Register here.

CEWC - Model UN

Model United Nations Conferences 2014: Conflict and Disaster: Register here

Swansea, 3 March 2014. 
Barry13 March 2014. 
Cardiff, 14 March 2014. FULL
Caernarfon, 17 March 2014. 
Mold18 March 2014.
Carmarthen24 March 2014

Model United Nations Briefing Sessions: Register here

Cardiff, 28 January 2014. 
Carmarthen, 30 January 2014. 
Wrexham, 4 February 2014. 
Bangor, 5 February 2014.

CEWC - Model UN

Registration for teachers coming with students is closed. Registration for teachers coming without students is open.

Newport, 12 February 2014.
Camarthan, 13 February 2014. 
Bangor, 18 February 2014. 

Other dates for your diary

Crisis in Gaza, UNA Cardiff & District and Cardiff Palestine Solidarity Campaign
22 January, 7.00pm-9.00pm. 

United Nations in Today's World, Professor Linton, UNA Menai
25 January, 11.00am, The Friends' Meeting House, Bangor. 

For UNA Menai Members only, AGM
25 January, 10.00am, The Friends' Meeting House, Bangor. 

World Holocaust Day, Journeys, Holocaust Memorial Day Trust
27 January - plan your own event

UNA-UK Youth Conference: Your world, your career
1 February 2014, Edinburgh for UNA Youth Members and university students. Travel bursaries available. 
Red Hand Day, UNA Cardiff and District
12 February, speaker Ben Griffin, formerly of the SAS and now head of Veterans for Peace UK. More details coming soon.

Ann Clwyd MP Lecture, UNA Menai and Bangor University
19 February, Bangor University.

Cardiff International Model UN, United Nations Society of Cardiff University
28 February - 2 March. Register here. 

Wales International Development Summit
21 March 2014

Cardiff & District UNA AGM and Public Meeting
27 March, 5.30pm AGM Members only
7.00pm Public meeting with Vijay Mehta, author of Economies of Killing

UN Reform talk, Cardiff & District UNA
8 April, 7.00pm-9.00pm with Edwin Egede

UN Forum 2014
28 June, Central Hall Westminster
Open to everyone. Discounts for UNA members. 

Weekly meeting in Bangor Management Centre, LA CORUNA Discussion Group, 3.30pm-6.00pm. Email Mike for more information.
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