Hamilton Mundialization Committee
On May 8, 1968, the City of Hamilton, by a resolution of council, and witnessed by the Canadian ambassador to the United Nations, was declared mundialized — a World City. The mayor of the day, Victor Copps, called upon the citizens of Hamilton to “pledge their efforts to the establishment of peace and to use all possible resources for the betterment of mankind.”
Mundialization is one of the oldest of municipal peace activities. The word is derived from the Latin word “mundus” meaning “world”. It is an act whereby City Council declares its city to be a “world city”, interdependent with other communities worldwide. It involves the linking or twinning of cities around the world, in the belief that future peace and progress are dependent on co-operation, goodwill and understanding.
Linkages take place not only at the municipal government level but also at the citizen level. Mundialization fosters people-to-people linkages and friendships, to further peace, justice and understanding.
Photos from World Citizenship award May 8, 2012
A SPECIAL INVITATION: ENTER OUR 2015 PHOTO COMPETITION TO CELEBRATE THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE TWINNING OF HAMILTON WITH FUKUYAMA, JAPAN The City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Mundialization Committee are pleased to announce a photo competition to celebrate the … Continue reading
The judges have completed their task and have named two winners for this year’s World Citizenship Award: Linda Plourde Leo Johnson Please duplicate the attached invitation and share with your friends and neighbours. >> HMC WCA 2014 invite (Word document) World … Continue reading
Hamilton City Council – presenting a gift to the Mayor from the Mayor in Kaga Japan Newly arrived Chinese students who are now studying in Hamilton
Kara Mayor Miyamoto expressed his upmost interest in extending this sister city relationship to the City of Hamilton, and make it official in his speech at the farewell party. Kara Mayor’s gift will be presented at Hamilton City Hall next … Continue reading
Do you know someone who should be acknowledged for their extraordinary stand for peace in the Hamilton | Burlington | Brantford community? Every time someone takes an action for peace, people are connected, to themselves and to each other. In … Continue reading
Hamilton ON For Immediate Release International Day of Peace, Sunday September 21th 2014 Hamilton City Hall Peace Garden by the Peace Pole Culture of Peace Hamilton invites you to join us in celebrating peace and embracing live-affirming pathways of living … Continue reading
Community Service Peace Awards – 2014 Call for Nominations A Festival for All: Families, children, women, young people and older adults! Monday Sep 29 to Saturday, to Oct 4. City Hall, Hamilton and McMaster University Coordinating Team – Jahan Zeb, … Continue reading
World Citizenship Award. Nominations now open Deadline: Friday, September 19, 4 p.m. The World Citizenship Award honours Hamiltonians who have made significant contributions towards world peace locally or globally. The award is a bronze medallion designed by the renowned artist … Continue reading
When: 9 August at 11:30–17:30 Where: Corktown Park, Hamilton The Community Cup is an annual Soccer Tournament held to provide sport and volunteer opportunities for newcomers and the community to learn, play, connect, and celebrate together to foster long-lasting, positive … Continue reading
Vigil at the Peace Pole Short Speech by Dr. Barbara Birkett When: Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 12:00 Noon Where: 71 Main (at the Peace Pole behind Hamilton City Hall, Corner of Bay/Hunter Streets)St. West, Hamilton, ON Event supported by … Continue reading