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.
Dear Friends: Nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all. Isn’t it time for a ban? As part of International Nuclear Abolition Week, Hamilton … Continue reading →
A SPECIAL INVITATION: ENTER OUR 2013 PHOTO COMPETITION TO CELEBRATE HAMILTON AND ITS TEN TWIN CITIES The City of Hamilton and the Hamilton Mundialization Committee are pleased to announce a photo competition to celebrate the City of Hamilton, Ontario, … Continue reading →
Tuesday, January 15th 7:30 pm Health Sciences Centre (HSC) 1A1 McMaster University Hamilton Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt Chris Hedges Chris Hedges, a senior fellow at The Nation Institute, spent nearly two decades as a foreign correspondent in Central … Continue reading →
Presents Daryl Davis Friday March 22, 2013 Reception: 6:30 pm, Dinner 7:00 pm Hamilton Convention Centre, 1 Summer Lane, Hamilton Ticket Price: $50 each; $450 for a table of 10 Sponsors for the event include: Hamilton Community Foundation, India Canada … Continue reading →
From: Gallagher, Mary Sent: Saturday, October 20, 2012 05:01 PM Subject: FW: Ontarians Invited to Pay Respects to The Honourable Lincoln Alexander Ontarians Invited to Pay Respects to The Honourable Lincoln Alexander http://news.ontario.ca/opo/en/2012/10/ontarians-invited-to-pay-respects-to-the-honourable-lincoln-alexander.html October 20, 2012 Ontarians will have a … Continue reading →
Wonderful day … we estimated 650 … Sunny warm weather … young and old…. great speakers So happy to be a part of this wonderful celebration September 29, 2012 Photo by Janice Lukas Everyone had a great time and … Continue reading →