Dayton Peace Accords turning 20

Downtown Dayton, Ohio (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)
Downtown Dayton, Ohio (WDTN Photo/Paul Rodzinka)

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) – City officials are preparing to mark the 20th anniversary of an international peace agreement worked out in southwest Ohio.

The Dayton Peace Accords at 20 Committee says it will discuss formation of a planning committee and a tentative schedule of events for next year. A news conference is planned Friday at the Hope Hotel and Richard C. Holbrooke Conference Center, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The late Holbrooke was the longtime U.S. diplomat who brokered multi-sided negotiations that led to the peace accords on Bosnia in 1995. The talks were at the base near Dayton.

The agreement is also celebrated each year with the Dayton Literary Peace Prize awards, with a lifetime achievement award named for Holbrooke. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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