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
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
Dear Friends, For the past 38 years, the City of Hamilton has sponsored this community Breakfast. This event brings people together people from all walks of life and faiths to share some inspirational time, reflecting on how we can individually … Continue reading
Our regular monthly meeting of the Hamilton Mundialization Committee, was this Wednesday, March 19, at 6 p.m., in Hamilton City Hall Please join us at the 39th Annual Hamilton Community Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, May 6, 2014 7:30 a.m. Liuna Station 360 James … Continue reading
The Hamilton Mundialization Committee invites nominations for The World Citizenship Award 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 Elizabeth Holbrook, mounted on a plaque for presentation … Continue reading
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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
Hamilton Mundialization Committee Agenda: Welcome President’s Report Financial Report Nominations & elections Plans for next year Photo by Sergey Pavlov
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