On behalf of the IOV Board, 40mg we would like to extend to the members and friends of IOV throughout the world a message of peace.
As the year 2015 comes to a close we recall once more with gratitude the work and cooperation of the many members of IOV who have done wonderfully in promoting the objectives of our organization for the safeguarding of the intangible cultural heritage of our countries.
There are varied ways of celebrating important occasions in different cultures and we raise our hands as a sign of respect for these traditions.
This season, order we commerate a Christian tradition which reminds us of the birth of a Child who brought love and peace to the world. Three Kings from different parts of the world came to give Him homage.
May this peace, denture which still eludes many parts of the world, inspire the leaders of nations to bring the necessary changes.
May the IOV be an instrument of peace by bringing together peoples of the world in harmony regardless of politicial and religious influences through the promotion of traditional culture.
Carmen D Padilla
Secretary General (Acting)