The Clear Sound of Bell Resonates in Melbourne for the Victims of State Violence


The 63rd United Nations DPI/NGO Annual Conference was held in Melbourne from August 30 to September 1, 2010. The Bell of Peace came back to Australia together with the Cultural Goodwill Group of Love and Peace after last visit to Sydney Olympic Games in 2000. The Bell has traveled around the globe with consolidation of good thoughts and good wishes from 152 bell-ringers, including heads of states and world leaders.

On August 30, 12 representatives, including Mary Norton, the Chairman of the 63rd UN/DPI/NGO Annual Conference and Beraki Jino, the Ambassador of Solomon, rang the Bell of Peace. On August 29th, the Bell of Peace was rung by 9 representatives including Michael Sidibe, the speaker of the opening of the 63th Annual Conference, the Ambassador of the Republic of Sierra Leone, Dr. Sorosh Roshan, President of the International Health Awareness Network, and other round table speakers. A total of 21 bell-ringers rang the Bell in three ringing. The first ring is for their respective nation, the second ring for the United Nations and the third ring for all humanity. The peaceful sound of the Bell was reverberating across the sky above Melbourne. Every person on site was deeply touched. Bell-ringers made their wishes and commitments to the world.

Ms. Mary Norton, the Conference chairman, met with Mrs. Hong, wife of Dr. Hong Tao-Tze, to exchange views on “Advance Global Health: Achieve the MDGs”. Mrs. Hong specially proposed that the march towards global health in 2010 starts from creating sound frameworks to protect human rights. Dr. Hong Tao-Tze is the Honorary Vice-President and Member of Advisory Board of the Association of World Citizens (AWC), the President of the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), the Zhang-men-ren of Tai Ji Men.

by WPN