International Day for Darfur
Date: Sun 17 September 2006On Sunday 17 September, thousands of people across the globe will take part in the biggest day of action for Darfur since the start of the conflict.
This day marks the one-year anniversary of the United Nations’ pledge to provide security for civilians around the world.
Events are planned in 30 capitals around the world; from Abuja to Cairo and from New York to Paris. In London, thousands will call on governments to do more to protect the people of Darfur.
Three main events are scheduled for 17 September in London:
- Demonstration outside the Sudanese Embassy
Hundreds are expected to gather outside the Sudanese Embassy to urge the Government of Sudan to agree to the deployment of UN peacekeepers to enter Darfur.
Time: 11.00am – 12.00 noon
Venue: Embassy of Sudan, 3, Cleveland Row, St James’ London SW1A 1DD
- Interfaith vigil outside Downing Street
Attended by high profile religious leaders from Christian, Jewish and Muslim faiths and the heads of aid agencies. Prayers written by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra and others will be read and then handed into Downing Street.
Time: 12.30pm – 1.00pm
Venue: Outside Downing Street
- Exhibition launch on Darfur
Time: 1.00pm – 6.00pm
Venue: The Old Vic Theatre (Pit Bar), Old Cut, London SE1 8NB
|Event venue||Various, see main text for details|
|Time||All day event|
|Price||Free of charge|