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The Nobel Peace Prize 2021

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Press release from the Nobel Peace Prize

The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided to award the Nobel Peace Prize for 2021 to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov for their efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Ms Ressa and Mr Muratov are receiving the Peace Prize for their courageous fight for freedom of expression in the Philippines and Russia. At the same time, they are representatives of all journalists who stand up for this ideal in a world in which democracy and freedom of the press face increasingly adverse conditions.

Maria Ressa uses freedom of expression to expose abuse of power, use of violence and growing authoritarianism in her native country, the Philippines. In 2012, she co-founded Rappler, a digital media company for investigative journalism, which she still heads. As a journalist and the Rappler’s CEO, Ressa has shown herself to be a fearless defender of freedom of expression. Rappler has focused critical attention on the Duterte regime’s controversial, murderous anti-drug campaign. The number of deaths is so high that the campaign resembles a war waged against the country’s own population. Ms Ressa and Rappler have also documented how social media is being used to spread fake news, harass opponents and manipulate public discourse.

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Dmitry Andreyevich Muratov has for decades defended freedom of speech in Russia under increasingly challenging conditions. In 1993, he was one of the founders of the independent newspaper Novaja Gazeta. Since 1995 he has been the newspaper’s editor-in-chief for a total of 24 years. Novaja Gazeta is the most independent newspaper in Russia today, with a fundamentally critical attitude towards power. The newspaper’s fact-based journalism and professional integrity have made it an important source of information on censurable aspects of Russian society rarely mentioned by other media. Since its start-up in 1993, Novaja Gazeta has published critical articles on subjects ranging from corruption, police violence, unlawful arrests, electoral fraud and ”troll factories” to the use of Russian military forces both within and outside Russia.

Novaja Gazeta’s opponents have responded with harassment, threats, violence and murder. Since the newspaper’s start, six of its journalists have been killed, including Anna Politkovskaja who wrote revealing articles on the war in Chechnya. Despite the killings and threats, editor-in-chief Muratov has refused to abandon the newspaper’s independent policy. He has consistently defended the right of journalists to write anything they want about whatever they want, as long as they comply with the professional and ethical standards of journalism.

Free, independent and fact-based journalism serves to protect against abuse of power, lies and war propaganda. The Norwegian Nobel Committee is convinced that freedom of expression and freedom of information help to ensure an informed public. These rights are crucial prerequisites for democracy and protect against war and conflict. The award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov is intended to underscore the importance of protecting and defending these fundamental rights.

Without freedom of expression and freedom of the press, it will be difficult to successfully promote fraternity between nations, disarmament and a better world order to succeed in our time. This year’s award of the Nobel Peace Prize is therefore firmly anchored in the provisions of Alfred Nobel’s will.

United Nations: Non-Violence Day offers prospect for ‘new era of peace, trust and tolerance’

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An article from the United Nations

In his message for the International Day of Non-Violence, on Saturday, the UN chief noted that the day provides an opportunity to usher in a “new era of peace, trust and tolerance”.


UN / Ryan Brown. Gandhi stamps created by the UN post for the International Day of Non-Violence.

Secretary-General António Guterres pointed out that it was no coincidence that the day coincides with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi – leader of India’s independence movement and a founder of the principles of non-violence.

“For Gandhi, non-violence, peaceful protest, dignity and equality were more than words. They represented a guiding light for humanity, a map to a better future”, he said.

‘Template’ for the future

The UN chief also pointed to the movement as “a template” to confront today’s troubled times.  

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“Conflicts and climate change. Poverty and inequalities.  Mistrust and divisions.  All under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, which continues to devastate people and economies alike”, he said.

The UN chief underscored that the solution to these challenges “is in our hands: solidarity”.    
Solutions ‘in our hands’

The principle of non-violence, also known as non-violent resistance, rejects the use of physical force to achieve social or political change and has been adopted globally in campaigns for social justice.

 “We need to recognize, as Gandhi did, that what unites us is far greater than what divides us. That peace provides the only pathway to a better future for all”, he said.

Coming together as one

Addressing global challenges means “coming together as one human family, and embracing peace like never before”, Mr. Guterres said, calling on combatants around the world to lay down their arms and “focus on defeating humanity’s common enemy – COVID-19 – not one another”.  

He underscored the urgent need to deliver lifesaving vaccines and treatment, “and support countries in the long road to recovery ahead”; intensify efforts to reduce inequalities and end poverty; and create “a bold global plan of action” to heal the planet.  

Most of all, flagged the UN chief, “we need to renew trust in one another”.

“Hatred, division, conflict and mistrust have had their day”, he said.  “It is time to usher in a new era of peace, trust and tolerance”.

Mr. Guterres urged everyone to “heed Gandhi’s message of peace and get down to the business of building a better and more peaceful future for all”.

UN Urged to Declare a Global Peace Education Day

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An article by Anwarul Chowdhury in IDN-InDepth News (published under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International)

Following is the text of Inaugural Keynote Address by Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations and Founder of The Global Movement for The Culture of Peace (GMCoP), at the First Annual Peace Education Day Conference organized virtually by The Unity Foundation and Peace Education Network.


Photo: UN Blue Helmets. Credit: United Nations

I thank Bill McCarthy, President and Founder of the Unity Foundation and Chair of this first annual Peace Education Day Conference and the Peace Education Network for organizing the conference with the excellent objective of getting the UN to declare an International Peace Education Day. I believe it would be better if it is called the Global Peace Education Day.

I am honored to be invited to speak at the conference as the inaugural keynote speaker on a subject which is very close to my heart and my persona.

As I have stated on many occasions, my life’s experience has taught me to value peace and equality as the essential components of our existence. Those unleash the positive forces of good that are so needed for human progress.

Peace is integral to human existence—in everything we do, in everything we say and in every thought we have, there is a place for peace. We should not isolate peace as something separate or distant. It is important to realize that the absence of peace takes away the opportunities that we need to better ourselves, to prepare ourselves, to empower ourselves to face the challenges of our lives, individually and collectively.

For two decades and half, my focus has been on advancing the culture of peace which aims at making peace and non-violence a part of our own self, our own personality—a part of our existence as a human being. And this will empower ourselves to contribute more effectively to bring inner as well as outer peace.

This is the core of the self-transformational dimension of my advocacy around the globe and for all ages, with special emphasis on women, youth and children. This realization has now become more pertinent in the midst of the ever-increasing militarism and militarization that is destroying both our planet and our people.

The International Congress on Peace in the Minds of Men was held in Yamoussoukro, Côte d’Ivoire/Ivory Coast in 1989 organized by UNESCO under the wise and dynamic leadership of my dear friend Federico Mayor Zaragoza, then UNESCO Director-General who is joining this conference also as a keynote speaker. It was a landmark gathering to give a boost and a profile to the concept of the culture of peace aimed at promoting a change of values and behaviors.

On 13 September 1999, 22 years ago last week, the United Nations adopted the Declaration and Programme of Action on the Culture of Peace, a monumental document that transcends boundaries, cultures, societies and nations.

It was an honor for me to Chair the nine-month long negotiations that led to the adoption of this historic norm-setting document by the United Nations General Assembly. That document asserts that inherent in the culture of peace is a set of values, modes of behaviour and ways of life.

A significant aspect of the essential message as articulated in the UN documents effectively asserts that the “culture of peace is a process of individual, collective and institutional transformation …” ‘Transformation’ is of the key relevance here.

It is basic to remember that the culture of peace requires a change of our hearts, change of our mindset. It can be internalized through simple ways of living, changing of our own behavior, changing how we relate to each other, changing how we connect with the oneness of humanity. The essence of the culture of peace is its message of inclusiveness and of global solidarity.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development of the United Nations in its sustainable development goal (SDGs) number 4.7 includes, among others, promotion of culture of peace and non-violence as well as global citizenship as part of the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development.

It also calls on the international community to ensure that all learners acquire those by the year 2030. Keeping that in focus, the theme of the UN High Level Forum in 2019 observing the 20th anniversary of the culture of peace at the UN was “The Culture of Peace—Empowering and Transforming the Humanity” aiming at a forward-looking and inspiring agenda for the next twenty years.

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In my introduction to the 2008 publication “Peace Education: A Pathway to a Culture of Peace”, I wrote, “As Maria Montessori had articulated so appropriately, those who want a violent way of living, prepare young people for that; but those, who want peace have neglected their young children and adolescents and that way are unable to organize them for peace.”

In UNICEF, peace education is very succinctly defined as “the process of promoting the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values needed to bring about behavior change that will enable children, youth and adults to prevent conflict and violence, both overt and structural; to resolve conflict peacefully; and to create the conditions conducive to peace, whether at an interpersonal, intergroup, national or international levels”.

Peace education needs to be accepted in all parts of the world, in all societies and countries as an essential element in creating the culture of peace. It deserves a radically different education—“one that does not glorify war but educates for peace, non-violence and international cooperation.” They need the skills and knowledge to create and nurture peace for their individual selves as well as for the world they belong to.

Never has it been more important for us to learn about the world and understand its diversity.  The task of educating children and young people to find non-aggressive means to relate with one another is of primary importance.

All educational institutions need to offer opportunities that prepare the students not only to live fulfilling lives but also to be responsible, conscious and productive citizens of the world. For that, educators need to introduce holistic and empowering curricula that cultivate a culture of peace in each and every young mind.

Indeed, this should be more appropriately called “education for global citizenship”. Such learning cannot be achieved without well-intentioned, sustained, and systematic peace education that leads the way to the culture of peace.

If our minds could be likened to a computer, then education provides the software with which to “reboot” our priorities and actions away from violence, towards the culture of peace. The Global Campaign for Peace Education has continued to contribute in a meaningful way towards this objective and must receive our continuous support.

For this, I believe that early childhood affords a unique opportunity for us to sow the seeds of transition from the culture of war to the culture of peace. The events that a child experiences early in life, the education that this child receives, and the community activities and socio-cultural mindset in which a child is immersed all contribute to how values, attitudes, traditions, modes of behavior, and ways of life develop.

We need to use this window of opportunity to instill the rudiments that each individual needs to become agents of peace and non-violence from an early life.

Connecting the role of individuals to broader global objectives, Dr. Martin Luther King Junior affirmed that “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.” The UN Programme of Action on the Culture of Peace pays special attention to this aspect of an individual’s self-transformation.

In this context, I would reiterate that women in particular have a major role to play in promoting the culture of peace in our violence-ridden societies, thereby bringing in lasting peace and reconciliation. Women’s equality makes our planet safe and secure. It is my strong belief that unless women are engaged in advancing the culture of peace at equal levels with men, sustainable peace would continue to elude us.

We should always remember that without peace, development is impossible, and without development, peace is not achievable, but without women, neither peace nor development is conceivable.

The work for peace is a continuous process and I am convinced that culture of peace is absolutely the most essential vehicle for realizing the goals and objectives of the United Nations in the twenty-first century.

Let me conclude by urging all of you most earnestly that we need to encourage the young people to be themselves, to build their own character, their own personality, which is embedded with understanding, tolerance and respect for diversity and in solidarity with rest of humanity.

We need to convey that to the young people. This is the minimum we can do as adults. We should do everything to empower them in the real sense, and such empowerment is going to stay with them for life. That is the significance of the Culture of Peace. It is not something temporary like resolving a conflict in one area or between communities without transforming and empowering people to sustain peace.

Let us—yes, all of us—embrace the culture of peace for the good of humanity, for the sustainability of our planet and for making our world a better place to live. 

What has happened this year (2021) for the International Day of Peace

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This year we give links to 191 actions carried out in 1O countries of Western Europe and 157 in 7 countries in Eastern Europe that were once part of the Soviet Union. We link to 159 actions in 5 Canadian provinces and 48 of the 50 states of the United States. There are 42 actions cited in 13 countries of Asia and the Pacific, 29 from 11 Latin American and Caribbean countries, 36 from 19 African countries, and 18 from 12 Arab and Middle Eastern countries. See the CPNN bulletin for October for a synopsis.

Detailed data may be found on the following CPNN articles:

Europe: International Day of Peace

Ex-Soviet Countries: International Day of Peace

United States and Canada: International Day of Peace

Asia and Pacific: International Day of Peace

Arab and Middle Eastern States: International Day of Peace

Latin America and Caribbean: International Day of Peace

Africa: International Day of Peace

Asia and Pacific: International Day for the Culture of Peace

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A survey by CPNN

We have found 42 events in 13 Asian and Pacific countries. They were listed in Google during the week of September 21-28 this year under the key words “International day of peace”, “Peace Day” and 国际和平日 (Chinese). 3 come from the facebook page of International Cities of Peace and 2 came from the website of Campaign Nonviolence. No doubt there were also events listed on the Internet in languages other than those for which we searched.

In addition to these, there are about 120 events listed on the maps of One Day One Choir and Montessori schools singing for peace, but there is no indication which took place this year and which took place only in previous years.


Children in a Rohingya refugee camp

AUSTRALIA

Australian Raising Peace Festival from 16-26 Sept, celebrating the UN international Day of Peace. Sponsored by Pace e Bene Australia in Partnership w/ Raising Peace. 33 great FREE online events.

ANNA BAY, AUSTRALIA

Peace is Possible. During this time, if fully vaccinated, people are able to exercise in groups of 2s or 5s on a reflective walk through the environment. This activity will be in solidarity with the aims of Campaign Nonviolence and awareness of the the need for Peace in this world.

BLUE MOUNTAINS, AUSTRALIA

The Blue Mountains Interfaith Group are inviting all concerned people to join with them in a gathering offering meditation, prayer, music and reflection via Zoom at 11am Tuesday, September 21

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA

Two Indian origin sisters based in Australia are planning to set a world record by singing the world’s 195 national and UN permanent member state anthems in 100 languages, including Qatar’s national anthem. Siblings Teresa Joy and Augnes Joy will attempt the record at the St John’s Cathedral in Brisbane in Australia on September 21 as part of Cathedral’s International Day of Peace celebrations in approximately six hours, with a 10-minute break permitted every two hours. . . United nations Association of Australia Queensland and Augnes & Teresa Peace foundation are organising the programme.

COWRA, AUSTRALIA

Despite the cancellation of traditional World Peace Day events in Cowra, Chairperson of the Australian Chapter of the World Peace Bell Association, Ian Brown said the spirit of the occasion was important now more than ever. . . this year’s event will be scaled down with Mr Brown ringing Cowra’s World Peace Bell at 12pm on the day. . . Mr Brown also paid tribute to the nine nominees for this year’s Cowra Youth Peace Award, with the winner being named at a Rotary dinner on September 23.

SHEPPARTON, AUSTRALIA

Tuesday marks the International Day of Peace, and while the Shepparton community can’t gather together, more than 100 people across the city will come together online to light a candle for Afghanistan. Organised by Picnic 4 Peace, the annual event is designed to bring people together in solidarity against war across the globe, but this year’s event has a focus on Afghanistan following the Taliban takeover of the country last month.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

Sydney’s Peace and Anti-War networks are collaborating on an 11-day, online Raising Peace Festival, 16-26 September. . . Raising Peace features more than 30 public events, clustered around the United Nations International Day of Peace on 21 September, when the keynote address will be given by His Excellency Mr Armando Vargas Araya, Ambassador for Costa Rica, at noon. . . The Festival brings together academics, activists and practitioners to celebrate key achievements, and to address challenges and strategies. The objective is to raise the profile of peace in public debate. . . The concept of a Raising Peace Festival began two years ago when International Volunteers for Peace (IVP), the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network (IPAN) and Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF NSW) got together. Now some 30 peace groups are registered to be part of the Festival, from Knitting Nannas and the Marrickville Peace Group to PEN Sydney, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), and the United Nations Association of Australia (NSW). The festival will showcase a variety of approaches to peace, including a day devoted to First Nations voices and a session on Youth for Peace. Other topics include practising non-violence; prospects for peace in Afghanistan; faith and peace; peacebuilding in the Asia-Pacific; disarmament and anti-militarism; permaculture for peace, and the road to a nuclear free future. The program will also feature musical performances, poetry reading, yarning circles, film screenings and workshops.

BANGLADESH – ROHINGYA REFUGEE CAMPS

To mark World Peace Day on 21 September and as part of NRS Relief’s #PeaceDoves campaign launch, NRS Relief partnered with Danish Refugee Council (DRC) to run an art exhibition in three refugee camps within the Kutupalong area in Bangladesh. More than 300 Rohingya refugee children participated in the contest that highlighted peace and hope in conflict settings. Children were awarded with cuddly dove-shaped toys made from upcycled aid blanket and tarpaulin offcuts. . . .The #PeaceDoves project is NRS Relief’s latest CSR-driven awareness campaign that creatively and responsibly transforms production waste into messengers of peace. The campaign aims to spread ‘messages of peace’ and addresses critical issues such as the refugee crisis, sustainability and the private sector’s contribution to achieving a more peaceful society.

BRAC UNIVERSITY, BANGLADESH

For International Peace Day, CPJ and UN Women along with Peace Café members organised a series of events and activities such as peace adda, rally, seminar, social media campaigns, peace-message, essay, and photography competitions. . . Following the Peace Adda, a photo book named “The Power of Women”, was officially launched. This Photo Book displays the top submissions from all categories, selected from a range of excellent works from very talented youth artists across the country. This virtual programme was broadcasted live, and the recording can be viewed on CPJ’s Facebook page: www.facebook.com/cpj.bracu

DHAKA, BANGLADESH – CENTER FOR PEACE STUDIES

CPS celebrates Peace day 2021 through Book Launching, Rohingya Art Exhibition and Peace rally at NSU – A launching ceremony of a Bangla book on the Rohingya titled “Rohingya Refugee-Life: The Uncertain Future and the Liability of Civilization” was held virtually on 21 September 2021. It was jointly organized by the Center for Peace Studies (CPS) of South Asian Institute of Policy and Governance (SIPG), North South University (NSU) and Prothoma Prokashon. . . . CPS also celebrated World Peace Day 2021 through in person activities maintaining physical distance. These are; releasing balloons and pigeons, organizing a peace rally and a week-long Exhibition of Rohingya Artifacts. . . . Discussants in the book launching opined that the recommendations of the various chapters of this book would play a key role in policy formulation and implementation of action plans to address the Rohingya crisis. The program started with a poem recitation by a young Rohingya refugee. Arun Bosu, Coordinator of Prothoma Prokashon delivered the concluding remarks and hoped that the Prothoma Prokashon has been successful in conveying the true picture of Rohingya people’s lives to the readers. Academics, researchers, diplomats, journalists, and students were present among the participants. The event came to an end with a performance of a Rohingya traditional song by the Rohingya musicians.

DHAKA, BANGLADESH – RUSSIAN CULTURAL CENTER

Scores of school children discussed the consequences of war at an event at the Russian cultural centre in Dhaka on the occasion of International Day of Peace on Tuesday. The programme — Why do we need peace –was organised by Russian House (Russian Centre of Science and Culture) in collaboration with Russian compatriots association Motherland, and online children and youth forum Dove of Peace. Apart from the local school children, their parents and teachers also took part in the programme.

KUSHTIA, BANGLADESH

World Peace Day is celebrated today (Tuesday) 21st September 2021 with the slogan “We will all be a messenger of peace”. A colorful bicycle rally was organized by Bangladesh Scouts, Kushtia District Rover to spread the message of peace to all. Rover Leaders, Rover Scouts and Girl-in-Rover Scouts from various colleges and universities of the district participated in the rally, which started from Kushtia Government Central College at 8.30 am. They went to Kuthibari, stayed there for a while, talked to the people on the occasion of International Peace Day and distributed masks to raise awareness of Corona. Then everyone left from there and went to the shrine of the famous mystic saint Lalon Shah. On reaching there, a short song session was set up. After staying there for some time, we left again for Kushtia Government College. Arriving there our bicycle rally ended.

CAMBODIA

Events on the occasion of the International Day of Peace were held at the Russian Embassy in Cambodia. . . On this occasion, the school at the Russian Embassy in Cambodia joined the Dove of Peace Children and Youth Forum initiated by the Heirs of Victory International Union and the Dove of Peace International Project. The event was attended by teachers and schoolchildren of the educational institution at the RZU.

INDIA

On September 21, the International Day of Peace. . . an online launch event to kick-off the new World BEYOND War India and Afghanistan chapters! We’ll discuss World BEYOND War’s mission and campaigns, the current state of the peace movement in Afghanistan and India, and why we need a world beyond war. We’ll have time to break out into discussion groups to talk about what anti-war issues matter to you and how we can work together to create World BEYOND War chapters in India and Afghanistan.

AKHNOOR, INDIA

The Indian Army celebrated the International Day of Peace with local people at High School jogwan and Battal village. The program started at 9:30 from Battal village, where 7 villagers includin Sarpanch, Panch, women and children joined forces for the march raising slogans of peace. After the program a drawing competition was organized in which a total of 63 children participated. An Indian Army officer addressed the local people and delivered a lecture about the importance of peace and co-existence in the society followed by distribution of prizes bo the winners of the drawing competition.

DELHI, INDIA

Celebrating International Peace Day with a spirit of providing protection to the community, Aarohan (Delhi) with CFAR and DLSA has iitiated to vaccinate 1000 transgeners in Sultanpuri.

DIMAPUR, INDIA

To commemorate International Day of Peace 2021 on September 21, The Morung Express, a Nagaland-based newspaper, is organising a YouTube singing competition with theme: The Road to a Lasting Peace. An update issued on Sep. 9 informed that the competition, ‘Sing For Peace’ is to celebrate through music the International Day of Peace which was established in 1981 by the UN General Assembly to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and people. The competition is said to be free and open to all with no age limit. The song must be an original composition sung in any one of the Naga languages

GARAMPANI, INDIA

Various competitions were organized as Messenger of Peace by Innovative Scout-Guide Open Group at Rainka Khairna. In the painting competition organized, Ankit Kumar got first. . . various Cub Bulbul Scout Guide Rover Ranger and Unit Leaders will participate in a three-day Messenger of Peace webinar on behalf of the National Headquarters of Bharat Scouts-Guides.

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JEHANABAD, INDIA

Under the leadership of Bihar State Bharat Scouts and Guides District Jehanabad, a painting competition was organized on the occasion of World Peace Day. In which Vaishnavi Kesari stood first. . . The organization commissioner, while addressing the scouts and guides on this occasion, said that people from all over the world adopt humanity on this day and forget all the gaps of the society and think about the well being of each other, United Nations Organization Invites countries to honor the cessation of their respective hostilities on this day.

JHAPA, INDIA

Today, on the occasion of World Peace Day, Purnima Devi, head of Gram Panchayat Jhapa, was speaking in a seminar organized in the Panchayat Bhawan of Gram Panchayat Jhapa, on the occasion, social worker Mukund Saw said that by talking peacefully. Every issue can be resolved. . . In the meeting, the Vice President and Treasurer of the Gram Sabha from all the 14 villages of the Panchayat, all the honorable members, all the people of the Gram Panchayat Jhapa were present.

LEH, INDIA :

All India Council of Human Rights, Liberties & Social Justice (AICHLS) and Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC ) are jointly organizing 11th International Peace Conference to observe International Day of Peace, in Leh. . . the Peace Conference will be conducted in collaboration with the all religious organizations in Ladakh. On the occasion, the Council also conferring the 7th Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Award to Venerable Bhikkhu Sanghasena, the Founder of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre.

MANIPUR, INDIA

Manipur would be organising ‘Foot March for Justice and Peace’ from September 21 (International Peace Day) to October 2 (International Non-violence Day) in some select villages of five districts of the state. In a statement, the Parishad informed that the march will be carried out along with its associated groups and partner organisations. On the occasion of International Peace Day, a campaign will be launched at Karang Thanga and Andro-Huikap in Bishnupur and Imphal East district respectively. The foot march will also be participated by Ekta Parishad national coordinator Ramesh Sharma and state coordinator Aribam Rishikanta Sharma. The foot march will be carried out in more than 100 districts of 13 states including Manipur. The main objective of the march is to propose establishment of Ministry of Justice and Peace at national and state level.

MEERUT, INDIA

On the occasion of World Peace Day, a program was organized by the Environment and Sanitation Club at the Commissioner’s residence. In this, Commissioner Surendra Singh flew white pigeons as a symbol of peace. . . Commissioner Surendra Singh said that the importance of World Peace Day becomes more in today’s context.

NAGALAND, INDIA

Nagaland State Bharat Scouts and Guides (NSBSG) will be celebrating the ‘International Day of Peace’ on September 21 at Mezhür Higher Secondary School in Kohima on the theme “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” Different activities are being taken up by members at various levels to celebrate the day in a befitting manner.

NAGPUR, INDIA

Every year, the India Peace Centre commemorates World Peace Day by holding its major event. This year, in light of pandemic guidelines and to have a broader impact, an All India Speech, Competition on the concept of Peace has been arranged. . . Dr. Tejinder Singh Rawal, the project manager and Deputy Director of the India Peace Centre, explained the event, saying, “Submissions are welcomed from citizen Indians of all age ranges.” The preliminary round’s topic is “What Constitutes Peace in the Indian Context.” . . Nagpur Toastmasters Club will manage the entire procedure, screening entries, providing technical assistance, and judging the occasion.

PARIKRAMA MARG, INDIA

World Peace Day was celebrated by Rotary Club Samarpan at New Horizon School, Parikrama Marg. On this occasion, speech competition, poster making competition and slogan competition were organized among the students. The students who secured first, second and third place in all the three competitions held on Tuesday were awarded with prizes and certificates.

PHAGWARA, INDIA

International peace day was celebrated at MLU DAV College Phagwara with great zeal and enthusiasm under the guidance of Dr. Kiranjeet Randhawa Principal of the college . . . A seminar was ogranised by faculty members for students to encourage them to learn the word ‘Peace’ and its true meaning. Peace day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit and build a culture of peace. Students participated in various activities and shared their views through speeches, poems and songs.

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA

Local Self Government, Rural Development and Excise Minister MV Govindan Master, who arrived at the Magic Planet yesterday evening as part of the International Peace Day celebrations organized by the Child Rights Commission and the Different Arts Center, flew balloons into the sky as a message of peace with children with disabilities. The sight of hundreds of water balloons soaring into the sky fascinated children and spectators alike.

JAPAN

Friends in Japan celebrate the International Day of Peace by wearing traditional kimono as a symbol of the Culture of Peace and the World Peace Flag Ceremony. May Peace Prevail On Earth. See video

SHIJUKU, JAPAN

International Peace Day-Panel exhibition and lunch lecture on human rights was held in Shinjuku on September 20th to learn about human rights again.

SEOUL, KOREA

The Kyung Hee University System will host the Peace BAR Festival 2021 to mark the 40th U.N. International Day of Peace that falls on Sept. 21. The event will kick off under the theme of “No Time to Lose, A Quest for Immediate Action for Planetary Crisis”. . . This year’s festival will consist of five conferences to be held until December, bringing together scholars from around the world, including representatives of the Club of Budapest and Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, and professors from Stanford and Harvard universities. They will discuss measures to overcome various crises facing the world, such as climate change, exhaustion of natural resources, the COVID-19 pandemic, social polarization and inequality. . . All conferences will be held online due to the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic, and will be streamed through the YouTube channel of the Kyung Hee University Global Academy for Future Civilization.

PENANG, MALAYSIA

In conjunction with the International Day of Peace on September 21, Penang Harmony Agency organized the “Ride around the World, Ride for Peace” virtual cycling event. . . Penang State Women’s Social Development and Non-Islamic Religious Commettee Chairman Zhang Ying said at the launching ceremony that the state government celebrated the International Day of Peace for the first time this year.

BANKE, NEPAL

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, we celebrated by ‘lightening the lamp’ (Deep Prajwalan). This and the Panchmukhi Shiva Temple sanitation program were jointly organized by Nepal Unites, Nepal Youth Council Lumbini, Genteel Society Nepal, and the United Religions Initiative at Rapti Bridge in Duduwa Rural Municipality Ward No. 4 of Banke District. The chief guest of the program, ward Chairperson Bhandari Lal Yadav, expressed the need for peace in the world and the need to clean the environment because we are all human beings living on the earth. Bandari said that we need to protect and find peace in nature.

WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND

An online vigil to support victims of the Auckland terror attack will take place on Sunday. The prayer vigil, organised by the Wellington Interfaith Council, will be an opportunity for people all over the country to offer solidarity to the victims of the attack, and also the Sri Lankan and Muslim communities. The vigil would also mark the United Nations’ International Day of Peace on Tuesday.

PAKISTAN – KASHMIR PARLIAMENTARY PEACE CONFERENCE

Pakistan on Tuesday observed the International Day of Peace calling upon the United Nations to play its due role in mitigating decades’ long sufferings of the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). . . . Addressing the Kashmir Parliamentary Peace Conference here, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser said it was the history that Kashmir region always remained peaceful but its peace was destroyed during the Dogra rule before creation of Pakistan. He said more than 1.5 million homes had so far been burnt by brutal Indian forces in IIOJK where all basic human rights were being denied. The speaker was of the view that a referendum should be held in IIOJK in accordance with the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council, giving people of Kashmir their legitimate right to self-determination. . . . In Sukkur, Shaheed Dodo Soomro Welfare Orgnization (SDSWO) held a ceremony to mark the International Peace Day.

PAKISTAN PEACE LEAGUE

A number of peace activists, human rights defenders, religious leaders, media, political qnd CSO representatives attended the Pakistan Peace League 2021. Guests, audience and youth appreciated the idea qnd speaches about the importance of peace.

LAHORE, PAKISTAN

A walk was held in connection with World Peace Day at Cathedral Crunch Lahore.

PHILIPPINES – OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ADVISER ON THE PEACE PROCESS

Throughout the month of September, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) will spearhead various peacebuilding activities to instill greater consciousness and understanding among the Filipino people on the comprehensive peace process to strengthen and sustain institutional and popular support for and participation in this effort, as well as in the global movement spearheaded by the United Nations to promote a Culture of Peace based on nonviolence, respect for fundamental rights and freedoms, tolerance, understanding and solidarity. .. . The Peace Month celebration also coincides with the observance of International Day of Peace with this year’s theme, “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” For more details, click here

PHILIPPINES BOY SCOUTS

Boy Scouts of the Philippines – Messengers of Peace Roadshow. Held on September 21, 2021 (5-7pm) via Zoom Meet together with Scouts and Leaders around the Philippines! Where the Base Commanders gave us an exciting activities! ; shares one’s hobbies, showing our talents in dancing, slogan & poster making, fun games & quiz and a dialogue for peace. Understanding the meaning of Peace, the Impact in making Peace.

CAGAYAN DE ORO, PHILIPPINES

On the commemoration of the International Day of Peace, with the theme “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World,” the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) has appealed to both the government and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP)to give peace talks a try.

LIPA CITY, PHILIPPINES

Just like in the previous years, De La Salle Lipa (DLSL) actively commemorated the International Day of Peace and International Peace Month last September 21. DLSL’s symbolic observance was in accordance with this year’s theme for the United Nation-led activity, “Recovering Better for a Sustainable and Equitable World. Among the highlights of the event were the recollection of the past years’ Peace Month remembrance, Prayer for Peace, showcasing of Peace Cranes, and a Song for Peace.

DHAMMAKAYA, THAILAND

In Thailand, Buddhist monks lit 200,000 candles on Tuesday at the Dhammakaya temple near Bangkok to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

Ex-Soviet Countries: International Day of Peace

FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION . .

A survey by CPNN

The following 157 events in 7 countries formerly part of the Soviet Union were listed in Google during the week of September 21-28 this year under the key words “Международный день мира”and “Міжнародний день миру”, as well as “International day of peace”.

In addition to these, 16 events are listed on the maps of One Day One Choir and Montessori schools singing for peace, but there is no indication which took place this year and which took place only in previous years.

Note: To save space, where there are many entries for a city, we have provided the text from one or two and only the link for the others.


from Irshava, Ukraine

BELCOOPSOYUZ, BELARUS

On September 21, 2021, the curator of the 11 O-B group, Gordievskaya Lyudmila Ivanovna, held an information hour on the topic “SEPTEMBER 21 IS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE”. The students prepared a presentation and discussed the history of the holiday.

GLUBOKOYE, BELARUS

Two families were registered in Glubokoe on International Day of Peace.. . . Honorable guests came to congratulate the young families: the head of the department of ideological work, culture and youth affairs of the regional executive committee, deputy chairman of the regional organization of the Belarusian Peace Fund, Lyudmila Karnilovich, and the chairman of the regional union of trade unions, Tatyana Lazarenok. . . . Lyudmila Fedorovna and Tatyana Antonovna presented the newlyweds with symbolic gifts: let the doves of peace protect their families from disagreements and horseshoes of happiness bring them good luck.

KLIMAVICHY, BELARUS

On International Day of Peace, in Belarus, children born on September 21 receive the title “Child of Peace”. This time the activists of the NGO “Belarusian Peace Foundation” have planned the action “We are for world peace!”.

KOPYL, BELARUS

On this day, all educational institutions of the Kopyl region held various events dedicated to the theme “Dove of Peace”, class hours “Only with the kindness of hearts” and informational breaks “Peace is friendship” for students in grades 1-4. Master classes in plasticinography “Dove of Peace”, an educational program and creative work on paper products “Bird of Peace” and “Flower of Peace” were organized. For students of grades 5-9, an information and educational program “The strength of the country in the unity of the people” was held. A dialogue platform on the topic “National Unity – the Basis of Peace” was organized for students in grades 10-11, where children could speak and discuss current topics.

MINSK STATE LINGUISTIC UNIVERSITY, BELARUS

On September 20, within the framework of events timed to coincide with the International Day of Peace, a meeting was held by the student club of the UNESCO Chair of the Moscow State Linguistic University “Peace and Tolerance through the Study of Foreign Languages ​​and Civic Education” and the student scientific circle “We Live and Learn the Culture of Peace” with the city branch of the Belarusian Peace Fund. Topics for discussion: How the Peace Fund was created, what are its goals and objectives, how are such actions and projects of the Fund implemented.

BELARUSIAN PEACE FOUNDATION, MINSK, BELARUS

It is very symbolic that the Belarusian Peace Foundation today, on September 21, is holding an action “Our attention to war and labor veterans.” Its meaning is to organize the most comfortable conditions for patients in hospitals.. . . The action was also supported by the Minister of Healthcare Dmitry Pinevich, “the fact that this happens on the Day of Peace and the Year of National Unity is very symbolic. And the fact that this particular form of assistance has been chosen has an even deeper meaning. After all, it was they, the veterans, who brought peace to our land ”.

MOLODECHNO, BELARUS

On September 21, the primary organizations of the State Educational Institution “Gymnasium No. 6 of Molodechno” held a joint action “We need peace on the whole planet!” Participants of the action were invited to write their wishes. This idea found a response and interest among all high school students, teachers and parents. The action resulted in a wonderful collage – a message about the preservation of the world.

TALINN, ESTONIA

On September 21, 2021, the group “Solnyshko” (kindergarten “Ojake”) and the group “Kakuke” (kindergarten “Kelluke”) held a joint event in honor of “International Day of Peace”

The event began with a mobile game “Pass the hand” on the method of Kiiusamisest vabaks! together with the main heroes – Bears. During this task, children were tuned to a positive communication, learned to express emotions: joy or surprise. . . .At the end of the event, the children played the game “Drawings on the back of another” according to the method “Kiiusamisest vabaks!”. Thanks to such activities, children learn through the game to cooperate, understand and accept emotions. And especially valuable is the fact that mutual respect develops the skills of respect for people of different nationalities!

BAGHDATI, GEORGIA

International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21th every year, is a global urge to stop fire and violence. Today the Board of gender equality of Baghdati joined in the activies (with photos of children celebrating)

KAZAKHSTAN

Today, September 21 is celebrated by the peoples of the world as the International Day of Peace. The main goal is to call for the celebration and strengthening of the ideals of peace within states and peoples, as well as among them, Asylbek Zhumabayev, chairman of the Public Consent Council under the regional APK, said at a press conference in the Regional Communications Service today.

KOKSHETAU, KAZAKHSTAN

On September 21, Akmola regional branch of the People’s Party of Kazakhstan celebrated the International Day of Peace, and held the action “Kokshetau people – vote for peace!” Residents of the regional center answered the main question, what does the word “peace” mean to them? 76 years have passed since the last salvo of the war, so how much do we, the heirs of Victory, value this fragile peace today? The townspeople talked about the need to improve the quality of education, health care, about the problems of development, about the rise in prices for electricity, about the terrible state of “drinking” water.

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN

International Day of Peace was celebrated in Bishkek under the UN program and the support of the International Center of Roerich. The organizers were the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, the Tien Shan Society of the Roerichs, the Kyrgyz Society of the Siege of Leningrad and the City Council of Veterans. During the opening ceremony at the Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University, the bell was traditionally struck and everyone could sign on the symbolic ribbon of peace.. .. The round table “Peace and Culture – two sacred strongholds of mankind” was also held there.

ARKHANGELSK, RUSSIA

Arkhangelsk schoolchildren released white doves into the sky on International Day of Peace. Beforehand, poems were recited on the playground near the school.

ARTEK, RUSSIA

On International Day of Peace, September 21, “Artek” took part in a teleconference linking the children’s center with schools and Russian centers in the Czech Republic, Portugal, Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Switzerland and Malta. Modern teenagers and their mentors talked about what peace, friendship mean to them and what can unite people in different countries, on different continents.. . . The guys came to the conclusion that today’s children can contribute to the preservation of peace: strengthen contacts with each other, debunk prejudices, learn to be friends. Artek residents agreed with their peers on the importance of such meetings in the future for promoting the values ​​of friendship, intercultural interaction and cooperation between children and youth of the countries.

BALAKOVO, RUSSIA

In the Balakovo branch of the Regional Special Library for the Blind, an educational hour “In peace and harmony” was held, dedicated to the International Day of Peace.

BALASHIKHA, RUSSIA

September 21 – International Day of Peace. In the library center “Yuzhny” with pupils of grade 4 of 22 schools within the framework of the action “We are for Peace” an educational game program “Colorful Planet” was held. The students made a virtual trip to the countries of the Eurasian continent. They got to know Japan, China, India, America, Australia, Russia. From the librarian’s story, the children learned about the traditions, sights and achievements of the countries, and also played the national games “Races on the Prairie”, “Japanese courtesy”, “Jimmy, dance”, “Take the handkerchief”.

BARNAUL, RUSSIA

Every year on September 21, the international community celebrates the International Day of Peace. Of course, lyceum students could not stand aside! They joined the # chalk4peace # sing4peace # dance4peace # turntable world promotions. As part of the celebration of the International Day of Peace, the children of our lyceum created postcards for the nursing home. We discussed the events dedicated to the actions “No Terrorism!”, “No Extremism!” We have formulated hashtags, slogans of peace. Then we held a song flash mob “Songs of the World” together with the students of Lyceum 33 in Ivanovo. Also, they were awaited by the master class “Pinwheel of the world”. During a teleconference with the city of Ivanovo, lyceum students from two cities created turntables and discussed the goals of sustainable development.

BASHKIRIA, RUSSIA

International Day of Peace is celebrated on 21 September. The campaign “Different nationalities – common values” is timed to coincide with it, which will take place at 17:00 in the Bashkiria lifestyle center.

DMITROV, RUSSIA

International Day of Peace was celebrated in the youth department “Peer”. Q creative lesson was held here, during which the children learned about the history of the holiday, and also made white paper doves – one of the famous symbols of peace.

DOLGOPRUDNY, RUSSIA

Kindergarten No. 21 “Rosinka”. On the International Day of Peace, our pupils took part in the thematic exhibition “How beautiful is peace!”

ESSENTUKI, RUSSIA

On September 21, 2021 in the groups: “Romashka”, “Teremok”, “Yagodka”, “Yablonka” MBDOU kindergarten No. 28 “Kolosok” held events dedicated to the action “Dove of Peace”….they read poems about peace by V. Orlov “House under a blue roof” and O. Maslova “Let there be peace”, listened to the song with the children: “Let there always be sun” music by A. Ostrovsky, words by L. Oshanin, and also watched the presentation” Dove – a symbol of peace and happiness on earth “, in which preschoolers got acquainted with the history of the holiday.

IMENKOVO, RUSSIA

International Day of Peace is celebrated annually on September 21 as the day of an all-general ceasefire and non-violence. As part of its holding, the Imenkovsky rural house of culture, together with the rural library, organized a holiday in which children’s groups took part.

KOMMUNISTICHESKAYA, RUSSIA

MADOU KINDERGARTEN NUMBER 1 “RYABINUSHKA. Click here for video of celebration

KOSHUKI, RUSSIA

For the International Day of Peace and the World Day of Russian Unity. Students of the association “Young local historian” MAOU DO CTR and GO “Harmony”, which was opened within the framework of network interaction on the basis of the school in the village of Koshuki, held an action “Day of Peace” and drew a bright poster.

KURGAN, RUSSIA

The International Day of Peace was celebrated by students of gymnasium №32. We launch pigeons, draw pigeons, ”says Elena Lyamina, deputy director for educational work. This year, balloons instead of doves. Primary school students took part in the action – more than 200 people, each of them launched a white balloon into the sky. Click here for a video.

MELITOPOL, RUSSIA

For the International Day of Peace, this weekend in the park of culture and recreation Gorky was held an open dialogue with the community about the possibilities and means of building peace at all levels of life, according to the press service of the IGU. Both townspeople and guests of the city took part in the dialogue: representatives of the Department of Culture and Youth, employees of the local history museum, school teachers, business trainer, pensioners and housewives, students of UVK No. 16, School No. 15, schools “Prometheus”, VPU, MPAL , students of Moscow State Pedagogical University named after B. Khmelnitsky, TDATU them. D. Motor, ZSMU, KNU and others.

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – EURASIAN PEOPLES ASSEMBLY

On the International Day of Peace, the UB Secretary General and the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation conveyed greetings to the Eurasian Peoples’ Assembly. A reception was held at the GlavUpDK Cultural Center at the Russian Foreign Ministry in honor of the International Day of Peace. The reception was attended by prominent public and scientific figures, representatives of UN international organizations, UNESCO, FAO, SCO, representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry and diplomatic missions of foreign states in the Russian Federation.

MOSCOW – VDNKh

On September 21, 2021, the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center at VDNKh will host free thematic excursions “Peace in Space and on Earth” dedicated to the International Day of Peace, and on September 26 – another digest, within the framework of which Denis Prudnik, Chairman of the Youth Council of the Russian Space Society, will tell about the latest developments in the field of astronautics. Guests of the Cosmonautics and Aviation Center will enjoy free thematic excursions “The World in Space”. They will be dedicated to the International Day of Peace. Visitors will learn about the historical path of the development of new thinking – from the ideas of the conquest of interplanetary space by two superpowers – the USSR and the USA – to the ideas of uniting all countries for the sake of achieving common goals for the benefit of all mankind. The guide will tell you how the military rivalry between the two countries has grown into friendship and cooperation in space exploration. Guests will learn about projects such as Soyuz-Apollo, Intercosmos, Mir station, International Space Station and much more.

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MYTISHCHI, RUSSIA

House of Culture “Povedniki”. “We are for peace.” Video lecture for the International Day of Peace. 15.00. Youth Center “Impulse” (Mira str., 9). Open lesson of the creative workshop “Russian Patterns”. 16.00. House of Culture “Pirogovsky” (village Pirogovo). Conversation and master class on making a figurine of a crane dedicated to the International Day of Peace. 18.00.

NABEREZHNYE CHELNY, RUSSIA

September 21 GAPOU “Naberezhnye Chelny College of Arts” took part in the action “Let there be peace on Earth.” History teachers Sharovoy M.O. and Karpova A.N. a class hour was organized, at which 1st year students of the “Design” department presented an exhibition of drawings.

NOVONIKOLAEVSKY, RUSSIA

On this day, the International Day of Peace, all residents of Novonikolaevsky and members of the Novonikolaevsky – Our Home group learned the history of this holiday on the Odnoklassniki website. For their attention the photo exhibition “World – Peace! No war!” And also videos “September 21 – International Day of Peace!”

NOVOSIBIRSK, RUSSIA

Since “Peace in the World” continues to be an unrealizable fairy tale, the Bajushki Center decided to go the opposite way and began to create a magical world of fairytale families . In the opinion of storytellers, only family creativity can today become the basis of a modern family, thanks to which they will live “happily ever after.” Now in the Center “Bayushki” there is a whole block of creative family projects at the start, which will be carried out in collaboration with all the good forces of our city of Novosibirsk.

ORENBURG, RUSSIA

Today, September 21, on the International Day of Peace, the youth policy department of the Orenburg administration is launching an action timed to coincide with the holiday. Its essence is to decorate the “ Spruce tree of Friendship ” located in the park. Pervovsky, a symbol of peace – a white dove. Every resident of Orenburg can take part in the action, come to the park and hang a dove made from paper on a spruce tree. The tree of friendship is located in the park on the alley” Eurasia”. The tree symbolizes strong interethnic relations and friendship of peoples.

PETROVSK, RUSSIA

Within the framework of the important social action “Dove of Peace”, the leaders of the Petrovsk Children’s House of Arts under the guidance of the curator Andrey Bragin, with great pleasure, made white doves out of paper and handed them out to the residents of Petrovsk

POLYARNYE ZORI

On September 21, the action “Dove of Peace” took place in Polyarnye Zory. Today, on the International Day of Peace, the action “A single hour of spirituality” Dove of Peace “took place on the Heroes-Pilots Square. This action is designed to contribute to the establishment of peace on Earth and the rejection of violence. Every year on this day, we remember with gratitude all those who gave their lives for the victory over fascism, both during the Great Patriotic War and in all modern wars and conflicts.

SARATOV, RUSSIA

Within the framework of the International Day of Peace, employees of the Regional Center for Pre-conscription Training of Youth, together with pupils of the military-patriotic association “Flame”, conducted a flash mob “Dove of Peace” for residents of the Zavodskoy district of the city of Saratov. Young patriots told passers-by the story of the holiday, about the consequences of numerous wars and the importance of the struggle for peace for every inhabitant of our planet. All the participants of the action were presented with symbolic figures of doves with wishes of peace, kindness, love and freedom. A master class was held to the well-known musical composition of Isaac Dunaevsky, and everyone could make a paper dove using the origami technique – a symbol of peace!

SAROV, RUSSIA

In honor of the celebration of the international day of peace, volunteers of the Insight club made and handed out a “symbol of peace”, origami-cranes, and also asked what the word MIR means for the visitors of the Youth Center.

SHAKHTERSK, RUSSIA

On the International Day of Peace, students of the 5-A grade (class teacher Koval ES) prepared and conducted a small event called “Dove of Peace” for the sponsored grade 1-A. First-graders listened attentively to the information about the holiday, answered the quiz questions. The event was decorated with beautifully performed poems and bright posters made by 5-A grade students.

SHATURA, RUSSIA

Actions on September 21
13:00 – Korobovskaya library – “Dove of Peace”
14:00 – Cinema lecture hall, Misheronsky Palace of Culture – “International Day of Peace”

SOSNOVOBORSK, RUSSIA

“Kindergarten of combined orientation No. 6” of the city of Sosnovoborsk (MADOU DSKN No. 6 of Sosnovoborsk). In our garden, in the “Fairy Tale” group, an event dedicated to the International Day of Peace was held. Children prepared postcards, which were presented to the residents of our city during the excursion.

ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA

This year, Peace Day will be held at three points at once on Vasilievsky Island:
– Annunciation Garden (Maly Prospect of Vasilievsky Island, house No. 17/72) from 11:00;
– Alexander Grin’s Garden (10th line of Vasilievsky Island, house number 37) from 14:00;
– Oleg Karavaichuk’s Garden (15th line of Vasilievsky Island, house number 50-58) from 12:00.
Lectures on urbanism and ecology, a competition of children’s drawings and photographs, concerts, master classes, film screenings and much more are waiting for the participants of the holiday.In addition, within the framework of the Day of Peace, a competition was announced for the best project of a mural on the firewall of house No. 50 on the 15th line of Vasilievsky Island. The subject of the image is the composer Oleg Karavaichuk, who has lived in a nearby building for over 80 years.

UFA, RUSSIA

In kindergarten No. 280 of the Ordzhonikidze district, the events “Children for Peace on Earth!” Were held. Children drew our planet on paper with their palms, listened to songs, read poems about the world, danced.


VOLGOGRAD, RUSSIA – BELLS

On the International Day of Peace, in the hero-city of Volgograd, the traditional annual action “Ringing of Peace, Memory and Joy” was held. This year it took place in the Alexander Garden – next to the cathedral of the Holy Blessed Prince Alexander Nevsky consecrated the day before. Early in the morning, teachers and schoolchildren, activists of public organizations, representatives of the Volgograd authorities gathered here. The audience was greeted by the director of lyceum No. 5, chairman of the committee on education, culture, youth policy of the city Duma Larisa Tropkina – thanks to her initiative and support, the Peace Bell has been ringing in Volgograd for the 9th year in a row.. . . At the end of the action, the schoolchildren traditionally released doves into the sky, and then all together visited the Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, where one of the main Orthodox holidays, the Nativity of the Most Holy Theotokos, was celebrated on that day.

VOLGOGRAD STATE MEDICAL UNIVERSITY

Volgograd State Medical University celebrated the International Day of Peace. Foreign students of the University supported the tradition of the United Nations Organization and told about their home countries and customs to schoolchildren in Volgograd.

VOLGOGRAD SCHOOL 117

VORONEZH, RUSSIA

College of Music named after Rostropovich. Science teacher Anna Nikolaevna Starodubtseva, together with 1st year students, will take part in the action dedicated to the International Day of Peace. . . . Participants will be told about the history of the festive date. At the end of the action, students will traditionally launch white balloons into the sky.

ZAMOSKVORECHYE, RUSSIA

On September 21, representatives of the Zamoskvorechye Children’s Creativity Center launched the Peace Bell online challenge. All participants need to post a video clip at this link: https://youtu.be/ncphnRRYK1s along with the hashtags #Kolokolmira #InternationaldayMira #CDT_Zamoskvorechye on their pages on social networks. Thus, the sound of the bell will be heard everywhere, ”said Olga Safronova, an employee of the press service of the Zamoskvorechye Center.

UKRAINE – 11 CITIES

In recent years, more than 80 organizations and initiative groups from all regions of the country have joined the solidarity action. They held flash mobs, lectures, performances, film screenings, bike rides and many other interesting events. This year open-air dialogue actions will take place in 10 Ukrainian cities. Public activists, anti-terrorist operation / environmental protection veterans, displaced persons, representatives of local authorities, and concerned city residents will gather at the common table. The dialogues will be organized by a network of public initiatives and individual active citizens who are building a democratic society in Ukraine. Also in six cities will be a performance “Accord”, organized by the Kyrgyz cultural center “KUDUK” and the organization “Theater of Change”. “Peace Day in Ukraine is about a peaceful and just society. During the Russian-Ukrainian war in Donbass, more than 12,000 Ukrainians died. And more than 1.5 million people have lost their homes, jobs and friends. Veterans, doctors, volunteers and activists are still dying on the front lines for us to live in a peaceful society, ” said Dmytro Kuznetsov , a coach for the reintegration of ATO / OOS veterans and their families. . . . Educational and cultural events will take place across the country: from the town of Tyachiv on the border with Romania and Hungary to Belovodsk in the Luhansk region. It is already known that meaningful discussions, constructive discussions and search for joint solutions will be organized by activists in Batyovo, Dolyna, Ivano-Frankivsk, Tyachev, Chernivtsi in the west, Zaporizhia, Melitopol, Nova Kakhovka in the south, Belovodsk, Lysychansk and Slovyansk in the west. Young people from these cities will take part in peacekeeping dialogue both at the community level and at the interregional level.

AVDIIVKA, UKRAINE

the Avdiyivski zagalno-svitnі schools І-ІІІ steps №6 and №7 traditionally celebrated the All-Ukrainian campaign “dove of peace” for the International Day of Peace. Teachers have prepared paper doves, which are a symbol of peace, and they have embellished the territory of schools with them. They also held a competition for children on the asphalt “I paint peace.”

BOBRYNETS, UKRAINE

Click here for the video made for International Day of Peace by students of Bobrynets Agrarian Vocational College.

BOHODUKHIV, UKRAINE

On September 21, 2021, the Dove of Peace action took place in the Bohodukhiv Lyceum G2 on the occasion of the Day of Peace. From early morning, the members of the Student Council of the lyceum greeted the teachers, students and staff of the lyceum, attaching paper doves to all who came to the educational institution. Everyone had the opportunity to join the creation of the Book of Peace.Students of grades 5-6 took part in the flash mob “Let there be peace on the planet Earth” and together with students of grades 7-11 created thematic exhibitions of flowers and natural materials. (with photos)

BORATYN, UKRAINE

On the occasion of the Day of Peace, the Boratyn primary school hosted thematic events. Class teachers conducted peace lessons and hours of communication. (with photos)

BUCHA, UKRAINE

Students of Bucha School №4 joined the celebration of this event. The children drew pictures with wishes of peace, happiness and clear skies. 4th grade students of Bucha NEC “BIRCH” encouraged younger students to friendship, peace, justice, good deeds, love and respect each other, gave the symbols of the day – doves, made with their own hands. Also, students of 8-B class of Sinyakivsky Chemical-Technological Lyceum №15 joined the All-Ukrainian campaign “Peace Dove”. The children made paper doves as a symbol of peace and spiritual development of the nation. . . .Thematic events were held at Zdvizhivska Gymnasium on the occasion of the Day of Peace. The day began with a flash mob “Peace Dove”, which was prepared by elementary school students. They prepared doves and drawings with a bird of peace in advance. During the day, a competition of projects “I am for peace in Ukraine” was held.

CHERKASY, UKRAINE

In support of the All-Ukrainian educational campaign “Peace Dove”, September 21 The following events were held in the The first city gymnasium of the Cherkasy city council, a
UNESCO Associated School: radio line in different languages, thematic exhibition of library books “Let there be Peace”, Quest “Symbols of Peace”, thematic design of gymnasium corridors and classrooms, meeting with the ATO participant, creation of the Peace Dove panel, flowers laid at the monument to the fallen soldiers, lectures on the holiday of peace in different countries, an action with primary school students “Postcard for a soldier”, an exhibition of drawings “Peace walks the planet” and more.

DNIPRO, UKRAINE

The International Day of Peace is traditionally celebrated on September 21 in Ukraine and all over the world. At the Prydniprovska Secondary School, 1st and 2nd grade students in the extended day group listened to an informational minute and painted thematic drawings. (with photos)

DNIPRO UNIVERSITY

September 21 is the International Day of Peace. On this occasion, the Dnipropetrovsk State University of Internal Affairs held thematic events. From early morning in the lobby of the university was placed a canvas depicting the dove of peace – the traditional symbol of the holiday. Students of the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social and Psychological Education and Management met employees and applicants for higher education in a living corridor with yellow and blue balls in their hands. On paper figures in the form of birds, the applicants wrote wishes to the anti-terrorist operation fighters. They will be handed over to the defenders through volunteers. Also on this day, a meeting was held with the head of the ATO Museum Vadym Yakushenko and the ATO Museum researcher, writer Hanna Toryanyk. After communicating with the guests, the students watched the documentary “Ways of Donbass”.

DNIPRORUDNE, UKRAINE

At the Dniprorudne gymnasium “Sofia” on the International Day of Peace students of 10-B in an educational hour discussed the topic of peace with the class teacher Elena Starokon. Interesting thoughts, adult views on important issues. And at the end of the lesson the children launched the doves of peace – let them fly …

DUBNO, UKRAINE

On September 21, the social and psychological service of Dubno lyceum organized and held an action “For me, peace is…” on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. The aim of the action is to draw attention to the question of peace and effective ways to achieve it. The event was joined by students of grades 5-11 and teachers. Participants had the opportunity to get acquainted with the history of the Day of Peace, the scale of its celebration in different countries, learn about the originator of the symbol of peace, watching informational materials and videos. Continuing the sentences “For me, peace is…”, “What am I doing to make peace?”, The children wrote their thoughts on symbolic paper doves of peace.

FEDOROVSKAYA, UKRAINE

On the International Day of Peace, Gymnasium students of Fedorovskaya comprehensive school of I-II degrees reflected their vision of peace on paper as part of the “Peace through the eyes of children” campaign. Each student created a unique creative work. Everyone had the opportunity to get acquainted with the works of talented students. We wish everyone a peaceful sky, because it opens up prospects for humanity, without reducing them to the struggle for survival!

HAISYN, UKRAINE

On the International Day of Peace, Haisyn Lyceum №7 hosted the following events:
– educational classes “Let there be peace in the whole earth”, “Peace on earth – joy in the family”, “To stand together for peace – not to be at war”;
– exhibitions of drawings: “Fly, our dove is a symbol of peace, good and light”, “Let there be peace”;
– action “Dove of Peace”;
– students of the school took part in the charity event “Gift to the East”

HANNOPIL, UKRAINE

Hannopil NVK (educational complex): photos of student activities for the International Day of Peace

HORODYSHCHE, UKRAINE

Horodyshche Economic Lyceum celebrated the Day of Peace.. . . This day is designed to make people not only think about peace, but also act for it. Today in our lyceum we remember that our Ukraine belongs to those points of the globe where there is a war.

HRUSHIVKA, UKRAINE

Photos from school celebration in Hrushiv Secondary School.

IRPIN, UKRAINE

For the International Day of Peace is celebrated. The Irpin Vocational College of Economics and Law hosted a competition to write the best work on the topic: “With peace in the heart”. The winners were chosen from 40 works written by second-year students. So congratulations to them.. . . We thank the participants and wish everyone to live in harmony with themselves and peace in their hearts!

IRSHAVA, UKRAINE

Every year our institution, Irshavsky School No. 2, joins the celebration of the Day of Peace: a school-wide action was held, during which children unfurled Peace umbrellas in the hope that they would protect Ukraine and our entire planet from war just as they protect us from the rain… Also, all students of our institution joined the All-Ukrainian educational activity « The dove of peace. (with many photos)

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IVASHKIVTSI, UKRAINE

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, which is traditionally celebrated in Ukraine and around the world on September 21, thematic events were held in Ivashkovets ZZSO I-III school. The school day began with a flash mob “We are for PEACE”, which was prepared by students in grades 6-11. Also, students (grades 1-4) joined the All-Ukrainian action “Peace Dove”. The children made paper doves as a symbol of peace and spiritual development of the nation. During the day there was a competition of drawings on the asphalt “I draw PEACE” (grades 1-11) and the action “I vote for PEACE” (grades 1-11 and teachers). The students wrote their wishes on their palms and attached them to the information stand. By the Day of Peace, children planted flowers near the school.

KHARKIV, UKRAINE

Our school, Kharkiv comprehensive school of I-III degrees No. 150, which is part of the all-Ukrainian network of “Schools of Peace”, annually joins the celebration of this date. On September 21, the thematic lessons “Peace is in our hands!” were traditionally held in grades

KHMELNYTSKYI, UKRAINE

In Educational complex №10, Khmelnytskyi, history and law teachers held informational minutes dedicated to the Day of Peace. Pupils of 5-D and 6-D classes made symbols of peace, doves, which decorated the trees around the school. Their message was “Let them fly all over the country and bring us all the long-awaited PEACE.” Also, 6th grade students took part in the flash mob “Intellect of Ukraine for Peace”, drew a picture “Children need peace”, greeted students and residents of the neighborhood with postcards, and created a thematic video. Click here for the video.

KIEV SCHOOL 263

International Day of Peace has been celebrated worldwide since 1981 at the initiative of the UN General Assembly. This year the flash mob was prepared by 6th grade students for the song “Love Ukraine” by Natalia May.
My singing Ukraine,
May your path be happy,
Let the song be your nightingale
It is heard, as now, in the ages.
Click here for video of the students singing

KIEV SCHOOL 115

Click here for video of the school celebration;

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KIEV, KRAMATORSK, MYKOLAIV, ZHYTOMYR, DNIPRO & ODESSA WOMEN FOR PEACE

On the International Day for Peace: activists of the “Women for Peace” carried out a large-scale flash mob. Their one-hour promotions in Kiev, Kramatorsk, Mykolaiv, Zhytomyr, Dnipro and Odesa participated in the national platform “Women for Peace” – at the initiative of the People’s Deputy Natalia Korolevskoy. Dozens of activists, deputies, community girls and mothers called for peace in Ukraine. . . . They reminded both the government and the Supreme Council that promises were made to establish peace in our country. We very much hope that once again the demands of our women, which we set out in our appeal, will be heard and measures will be taken.

KORSUN-SHEVCHENKIVSKY

Municipal institution “Korsun-Shevchenkivsky multidisciplinary training and rehabilitation center” Nadiya “of Cherkasy regional council”. Click here for video of their activities for International Day of Peace

KOVEL, UKRAINE

On the occasion of the Day of Peace, the Kovel Lyceum No. 7 hosted thematic events during hours of communication. Representatives of the Ministry of Culture and Leisure prepared drawings with symbols of peace and created an exhibition. Lyceum students took part in the all-Ukrainian online competition “Peace – the language of happiness.”

KUNA, UKRAINE

Secondary school of I-III degrees in the village of Kuna, Vinnytsya region.
International Day of Peace. Our students also joined the celebration of this holiday. The day began with a flash mob “Peace Dove”, which was prepared by students of 5th and 7th grades. During the day the action “I choose Peace” was held. The children wished peace and harmony, called on all people: “Learn to do good to people and do good on Earth! Live in peace and harmony!”

KVASYLIV, UKRAINE

In order to form a deep understanding of peace issues, expand preschoolers’ knowledge about the importance of peace on earth, education of humanism, patriotism, love for their homeland and their people, respect for people of different nationalities in Kvasylivsky ZDO (kindergarten) there were various events and interesting forms of work with preschoolers. So, the little preschoolers of Kvasylivsky ZDO (kindergarten) are also actively joining the celebration of the Day of Peace under the slogan “Both adults and children seek peace on Earth!”

LUTSK, UKRAINE

Municipal Institution “Lutsk Nvk №26”. 1st grade students joined the celebration of the International Day of Peace. They watched a video about the history of the holiday and learned about the symbol of peace. Pupils made a paper dove with their own hands, circling their own palms. With this action, they seemed to vote: “We are for peace!” Everyone had the opportunity to express their own opinion on the topic “Peace is…”. In order to keep the peace in the classroom, the children got acquainted with the “Circle of Choice”. This is a way of overcoming conflicts that may arise in schoolchildren. The students considered several options for a peaceful way out of the situation. The first-graders performed the work to the melodies of songs, which called not only to think about the need to preserve peace on Earth, but also to do something effective for it.

LYUBOMI, UKRAINE

Events dedicated to the International Day of Peace were held at the Golovne boarding school as reported on the educational institution’s Facebook page. Pupils made their own paper pigeons, drew pictures, posters, created applications. Class teachers and educators conducted educational classes “I want peace”, “Peace on earth – joy in the family.” Students visited various stations where they danced, drew, solved riddles and performed sports exercises.

MARKIVKA, UKRAINE

Today, celebrations on the occasion of the Day of Peace took place near the landmark for the residents of the Markiv community – a monument to compatriots who laid down their lives for the inviolability of state borders. In the conditions of the war in the East of Ukraine, this holiday acquired a special, at the same time sublime and tragic significance. . . . Colonel Ivan Levchenko honored the memory of those killed in the struggle for peace and freedom of Ukraine and laid flowers to the memorial. In all secondary schools of Markivshchyna various ceremonial events took place, which united a common goal: to draw attention to issues of peace in Ukraine – and around the world.

MARTYNIVKA, UKRAINE

The International Day of Peace was held at Martynivska Secondary School of the 1st-3rd grades. under the slogan: “Children of Ukraine for peace!”. Pupils of the school joined the All-Ukrainian campaign “Dove of Peace”: they made paper doves as a symbol of peace and spiritual development of the nation. During the day there was a drawing contest “I am for peace in Ukraine” and an action “I choose PEACE”. Students wrote their wishes on the emblems and attached them to each other, and organized a flash mob “PEACE” in the school yard. (with photos)

MIRGOROD, UKRAINE

On the occasion of the holiday People’s Art Group children’s song and dance ensemble “Dawn” (artistic director Halyna Hrynchuk) took part in an event of multinational cultural diplomacy Festival “Myrhorod – a city of peace unites friends”, organized by Myrhorod City Council and Azerbaijan center named after Muslim Magomayev.. . . The dances of the peoples of the world, presented in the repertoire of the ensemble “Dawn” demonstrate that Ukraine is developing on the basis of multiculturalism and respect for the cultures of all nations living in its territory.
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MYRONIVKA, UKRAINE

On September 21, employees of the psychological service held events dedicated to the International Day of Peace with the students of Myronivsky Academic Lyceum No. 2. (with photos)

NIZHYN, UKRAINE

Nizhyn Agrotechnical College of the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. Today, as part of the celebration of the International Day of Peace, the student body of the college joined the All-Ukrainian action “Peace Dove”. Click here for video from the school

NOVA KAKHOVKA, UKRAINE

On the eve of the celebration of the Day of the city of Nova Kakhovka, namely September 21, the International Day of Peace is celebrated. Nowadays, the concept of peace is so relevant to every inhabitant of Ukraine that it is inadmissible to ignore the importance of it. That is why the STAN Youth Organization, with the support of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), is involving active residents in peacekeeping dialogue and reintegration training in Ukraine. The project partners were the CRISP Foundation – Conflict Transformation and Civic Education “CRIPS – Conflict Simulation (Berlin) and the Impulse.UA Charitable Foundation (Zaporizhzhya), the Kuduk Cultural Center (Bishkek), the independent publication Zaborona Media (Kyiv) ), public organizations “Theater of Change” (Kyiv), NGO “Youth Space” (Uzhhorod), NGO “Charitable Foundation” MLT Museum PLUS “(Melitopol), NGO” Our Format “(Belovodsk), NGO” Innovative Education of Transcarpathia ” (Father), Foundation for the Support of the Elderly ”

NOVOGRAD-VOLYNSKA, UKRAINE

Novograd-Volynska Secondary School of I-III grades. No. 7. Today, peace in Ukraine is not an abstract desire, it is a conscious goal, because the struggle for a peaceful existence, for the right to live in one’s own state continues in the east of the country. . . .On the occasion of the Day of Peace, thematic events were held at our school. In particular, the action “I vote for peace” took place among primary school students, during which children wrote their dreams of peace on the planet on colored palms and attached them to posters. The sincere smiles on the children’s faces showed that they were satisfied with their participation in such a serious public affair. Click here for their video.

NOVOHUIVYNSKE, UKRAINE

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, educational activities “We are united only in peace” were planned and held at Novoguyvyn Gymnasium. Students learned the history of the International Day of Peace and were involved in the action “Peace Dove”. Workshops “Emblem of Peace” were held. The thematic exhibition “Under the Peaceful Sky” was shown in the library.

NOVOVOLYNSK, UKRAINE

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace on September 21, 2021 in Hordynianska SZSh I-IIst. history teacher T. Bilynsky held an information hour “The right to peace – the 73rd anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.” And also the teacher-organizer G. Beley carried out the action “Let there be peace on all earth”. The students made palms and joined in the creation of the main symbol of peace – the dove. We believe that every hand will bring peace and tranquility to Ukraine.

ODESSA, UKRAINE – EPARCHY

On September 21, 2021, a grand flash mob in honor of the International Day of Peace was held in Odessa with the support of the Odessa Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. The organizers were the Odessa Regional Peace Council and the Odessa Eparchy of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church with the participation of many public and creative organizations of the city. Click here for video.

ODESSA FLASH MOB

Dancing, music and good mood. On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, about two hundred young Odessa residents held a large-scale dance flash mob in the city center. Click here for video.

ODESSA CHILDREN’S CENTER

For Ukrainians, PEACE DAY became especially important in 2014, when the eastern regions of the country felt what war was like. Children grow up and are born, for whom peace and peaceful skies above their heads are a huge dream. Therefore, in the Ukrainian Children’s Center “Young Guard” we celebrated this day with several events. The symbolic football match was played the day before by the boys-vacationers of the camps “Star” and “Sunny”. . . . On September 21, educational classes “The most desirable word” PEACE “, a flash mob” Drawing a bright future “, a drawing contest” WE ARE FOR FREEDOM, WE ARE FOR PEACE! ” and a children’s peace march. The children’s march of peace – exciting, awe-inspiring, full of deep symbolism in musical, light design, choreographic compositions, literary and theatrical elements – ended this busy day.

OLESHKY, UKRAINE

“Oleshkivsky basic educational institution No. 4” of hosted a competition of drawings on the asphalt for the International Day of Peace. Pupils of 3-4 grades happily presented their works to the jury. (with photos)

ONOKIVSKA, UKRAINE

Today, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace in Kamyanytsya OZZSO I-III centuries. Onokivska village council of Uzhhorod district held thematic events. Pupils of the 5th grade prepared a wall poster “Day of Peace!”, Students of the 6th and 7th grades held a competition of drawings and drawings on the asphalt “Children of Ukraine – for peace on earth!”, Prepared drawings for the school stand “We are for peace”. An informational minute “Together for Peace” was played on the school radio. (with photos)

POKROV, UKRAINE

September 21 in Pokrov on the square named after I.Sirko at 17:30 there will be a patriotic flashmob for peace.

PRYLUKY, UKRAINE

Pryluky Secondary School of I-III grades No. 9. Click here for the video prepared by the school for the International Day of Peace

RADYVYLIV, UKRAINE

Radyvyliv Lyceum no. 1. On September 21, 2021, lyceum students celebrated the Day of Peace. Pupils of grades 1-4 took part in the action “Peaceful Borders”, where sincere wishes of peace and harmony were placed on the map of Ukraine. Boys and girls of 3-4 grades took part in the thematic master class “Flag of Peace”, during which children made colored flags with the image of a dove – a symbol of peaceful life. Students of 5th grade, using various techniques, made their own white, blue-yellow doves, on which they wrote their wishes, dreams of peace. Seventh-graders took part in the drawing contest “Peaceful Sky”. Class teachers of grades 8-11 held an hour of communication “September 21 – International Day of Peace”, during which students learned about the history and traditions of the International Day of Peace in the world, shared views on the vision of peaceful life in Ukraine and the world. Teacher-organizer Khmaruk S.Ya. conducted a lesson “For peace in the world” with students of 4-5 grades. (with many photos)

RALIVKA, UKRAINE

Ralivsky Support Institution of General Secondary Education named after Ivan Frank. On September 21, an educational event was held in the 9-A class on the topic: “Blue of peace, flights over Ukraine!” The students dedicated poems to the heroes of the Fatherland, patriots who fight and give their lives for the rights and freedoms of all people, a worthy future of their country. The educational hour ended with the song “Ukraine is you”.. . . the class teacher of 5-B class Vitik OM held an educational hour in which students watched a video about the origin of the holiday, prepared emblems, joined the creation of the project “Peace Dove”.

RIVNE SECONDARY SCHOOL NO. 9; UKRAINE

Rivne secondary school no. 9. Today, September 21, is the International Day of Peace. Pupils of 2-B class celebrated this day in the circle of their class. The students made doves of peace out of paper and listened with interest during the information break, as this day is celebrated all over the world. They also took part in the “Peace Dove” flash mob. The children wished everyone to live in harmony and peace. (with many photos)

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RIVNE UNIVERSITY

RUDKIV, UKRAINE

Vankovytsky Institution of General Secondary Education of I-Ii Degrees. On the occasion of this day, the teacher-organizer OI Milchanovska united all students for one purpose: to show everyone that our children want to live, create, learn and grow under a peaceful sky, in a peaceful country. Despite the gloomy weather, all students gladly joined the flash mob “We are for peace!”, And each made a traditional symbol of the holiday – the dove of peace. And also the information corner “Day of Peace” was prepared.

SEMENIVKA, UKRAINE

Semenivka institution of general secondary education of I-III degrees No.2 of Semenivka village council. Photos of student activities for the International Day of Peace/

SEVERYNIVKA. UKRAINE

The students of Chernyatyn ZZSO of I-III degrees also joined the celebration of Peace Day. Teachers of grades 1-4 held a master class “Pigeon of Peace”. The children made paper doves as a symbol of peace. Pupils of 5-11 grades in the assembly hall of the school became participants of the flash mob in “We are for peace”. The teacher of the 2nd grade Barda VP held an interesting conversation with children “We are for peace in the world”

SHPOLA, UKRAINE

The International Day of Peace is traditionally celebrated on September 21 in Ukraine and all over the world. Today, peace in Ukraine is not an abstract desire, it is a conscious goal, because the struggle for a peaceful existence, for the right to live in one’s own state continues in the East of the country. On the occasion of the Day of Peace in Shpola Lyceum No. 1 the day began with a flash mob “Dove of Peace”, which was prepared by representatives of the school parliament (head Kichenko MV). During the day, a drawing contest “I am for peace in the planet” was held. An information bulletin “History of the International Day of Peace” was created for students. Interesting and informative informational minutes took place in grades 1-5. (with photos of students and their activities)

SKVYRA, UKRAINE

Every year on September 21, Ukraine and around the world celebrate the International Day of Peace. On this occasion, teachers and students of the Creativity Center joined the celebration. In the courtyard of the institution, the group organized a flash mob “Children of Peace – for Peace!”, Designed to draw attention to the global problem of peaceful life on the planet.. . . Tthe pupils of the “School of Success” group of the Skvyra Center for Creativity created a video sketch “Peace on Earth”.

SLOBOZHANSKE, UKRAINE

World Peace Day at Slobozhanska Primary School. The staff of Slobozhanska Primary School also joined the event, organizing a school-wide flashmob “palm of happiness.” Our students watched the video Adalet R. Garmiany, in which Adalet draws bright colored palms on the broken walls of the city where the hostilities took place. His idea is to call on the people of the world to act peacefully. This palm, which was first placed on the ruins of buildings in Kurdistan, has become a symbol that art can revive even the world in ruins. Soon, with this palm, many colorful images appeared on the wall as a symbol that the world is being reborn and good will overcome violence, war and misunderstanding between people. It was from watching this video that the story of our school flashmob began. In each class, they painted, cut out multicolored palms and placed them on a white canvas, thus urging all people not only to think about the need for peace, but also to do something for it.

STEPANIVSKA, UKRAINE

The International Day of Peace is traditionally celebrated on September 21 in Ukraine and around the world. On this occasion, thematic events were held in educational institutions of Stepanivka community. In particular, at the Yakovlevsky basic educational institution (director – Larysa Boychenko) the librarian of the village library Olga Stelmashenko held a thematic line for primary school students, during which the patriotic action “Ukraine wants peace” took place. And in Stepanivka Secondary School (director – Maria Zagrebelna) a drawing contest was held among schoolchildren and certificates and diplomas of various degrees were awarded to participants and winners of the All-Ukrainian contest “Peace – the language of happiness”

SUMY, UKRAINE

Volunteers of Sumy State University also joined the celebration of Peace Day, organizing an action on the central square of the institution. Students handed out symbolic doves to students, staff and passers-by with good, motivating wishes and they held a master class where they learned to create origami doves.

TCHOP, UKRAINE

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, which is traditionally celebrated in Ukraine and around the world on September 21, the following events were held at the Tchop Secondary School of I-III levelsNo. 1:
– drawing competition “I draw the world” (teacher Matsola TM);
– educational event with students 3-B “Dove of Peace” (teacher Izhik MB);
– educational event with students 1-A “Peace on the planet Earth” (teacher Lisnichuk LV);
– educational event with students 1-B “Dove of Peace” (teacher Oliferchuk GV).
– The students joined the All-Ukrainian Peace Dove campaign and made paper doves as a symbol of peace and spiritual development of the nation. (with photos)

TERNOPIL, UKRAINE

On the occasion of the Day of Peace, the 2nd grade students of Thermopil School No. 4 conducted thematic lessons. (with photos)

TORETSK, UKRAINE

On the eve of the International Day of Peace in the library – branch No. 5 TMTSB with branch libraries, the action “Day of Peace – a holiday of the whole Earth” was held. . . .On this day, everyone was able to join the action. They left pleasant wishes on paper figurines in the form of miniature birds, which were then used to decorate the canvas. (with many photos)

USTYNIVKA. UKRAINE

SIn the Oleksandrivka village library of the Ustynivka village council, the library staff held an event for children dedicated to the International Day of Peace.. . . Participants made paper flags with a dove as a symbol of security, hope and peace. During the event, the librarian informed the participants about the history of the International Day of Peace and handed out symbolic palms of blue and yellow with the inscription “We are for peace”. The guests left pleasant wishes on paper figurines of birds, which were then used to decorate the canvas.

UZHHOROD, UKRAINE

The whole world celebrates the International Day of Peace. Students of the Linguistic gymnasium named after TG Shevchenko joined the celebration. The importance of maintaining peace, freedom and peace was discussed. We observed a moment of silence for those who died, protecting our homes from the worst enemy – war. We talked about the cloudless sky above our heads and created a dove with messages about what little hearts with big dreams believe in and want.

UZYN, UKRAINE

Uzyn comprehensive school of I-III degrees No. 1. Photos of student activities for the International Day of Peace.

VASYLKIV, UKRAINE

On the International Day of Peace, pupils of the Art Studio “Koloryt” of Vasylkiv City Center for Children and Youth Creativity – Natalia Tverdokhlib, Vladyslav Kryvenko, Yaroslav Dvorakivsky, Daria Nikitina joined the “Peace Dove” action by preparing a series of drawings.

VELYKOSEVERYNIVSKA, UKRAINE

On the Day of Peace, the students of the Osytniaz branch expressed their wishes for peace and harmony and called on all people to live in peace and harmony. They also made a virtual trip around the planet Earth “Peace Dove flies to Ukraine”, held an action “I am for peace in the world”, and painted paper doves of peace. We – for peace! (with many photos)

VINNYTSIA, UKRAINE – PODOLSK SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL LYCEUM FOR GIFTED YOUTH

Lyceum students of grades 8-11 joined the action “Peace is this.” 11th-graders showed creativity and prepared a video about peace. We all believe and hope that peace and harmony will prevail in our prosperous Ukraine as well. Click here for the video made by students

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ZAPORIZHZHIA, UKRAINE – ZAPORIZHZHYA SICH BOARDING COLLEGE

On the occasion of the Day of Peace, thematic events were held at the Sich Collegium. Colleagues made paper pigeons as a symbol of peace and spiritual development of the nation during labor training lessons and decorated the school yard with them. They took part in the action “Peace begins in everyone’s mind”, during which students expressed their wishes for peace and harmony to their homeland. The class teacher of 9-A class spent an interesting hour of communication on the topic “Peace through the eyes of children.”

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ZDOLBUNIV, UKRAINE

Zdolbuniv Primary School No. 7. On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, teachers and educators held a conversation “Peace is such an important word!”. Pupils of 3-B class (Wojciechowska OO) together with the teacher-organizer Movchanyuk IO made posters on the theme “Peace for all on earth”, and pupils of extended day groups made origami paper doves, symbols of peace. (with photos)

ZOLOTONOSHA. UKRAINE

In order to form a deep understanding of issues related to peace, expand students’ knowledge of the importance of peace on Earth, education of humanism, patriotism, students in grades 1-4 of secondary school G3 passed from class to class “Dove of Peace”.

(Note: the following communities are claimed by the Ukraine, but have declared their independence as the Donetsk People’s Republic or the Lugansk People’s Republic.)

BILOPILSKY, UKRAINE

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the Lyceum 62 named after SM Gordienko hosted thematic events, in which class teachers and the psychological service of the school actively involved students, because this topic is extremely painful and relevant, it is the cry of the soul of every patriot of his country.. . . Today, peace in Ukraine is not an abstract desire, it is a conscious goal, because the struggle for a peaceful existence, for the right to live in one’s own state continues in the east of the country.

DONETSK LYCEUM

In our lyceum, the International Day of Peace was held under the leadership of Olga Leonidovna Yalanskaya. The guys expressed their hopes for peace, prosperity, health for all people, love, friendship. (with photos)

DONETSK SCHOOL 89

International Day of Peace … It was about peace, about the versatility of this great word that they spoke today at the classroom hour in the 10th grade. Boys and girls made the symbols of the holiday, wrote good wishes to the people of our planet. Happy Peace Day, friends!

LUGANSK STATE AGRARIAN UNIVERSITY

Luhansk State Agrarian University celebrated the International Day of Peace. A large-scale flash mob “We are for peace!” with the participation of first-year students of all faculties and the folk ensemble of modern pop dance “Paradise”. The initiators of the event were: the department for educational and social work of the university, the faculty of social professions and the Primary trade union organization of LSAU employees.

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LUGANSK YOUTH LIBRARY

LUTUGINO YOUTH CLUB “VICTORY”

very year, on September 21, the Youth Club “Victory” of the Lutugin Specialized Secondary School holds an action for the International Day of Peace together with young schoolchildren. For the guys, this action has already become a good tradition. After all, it is this date that is considered the day of strengthening the ideals of peace among all countries and peoples – both at the national and international levels.
International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981. Twenty years later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously decided to celebrate Peace Day every year as a day of non-violence and a day of ceasefire.
The guys from the Pobeda Youth Club, like no one else, knows the price of a peaceful sky above the earth, so they call on all clubs https://vk.com/oc_monolit join the action, because we are a single Slavic people who must take care of world peace.

LUTUGINO LYCEUM

Within the framework of the International Day of Peace, a number of thematic events were held at the Lutuginsky UVK Lyceum School. In grades 1-11, class hours “Children for Peace” were held, dedicated to this holiday. The children remembered the history of the holiday, held drawing contests “Children draw the world.” According to a long-standing tradition, the students made paper doves, which are a symbol of this memorable day. (with photos)

PEREVALSK

For many years the Perevalsk boarding school has been joining this peace project. In the elementary grades, children took part in the conversation “We need Peace!”. The children discussed old Russian proverbs, talked about how they understand the work of the poet Vladimir Mayakovsky “What is good and what is bad”, and also held games to rally the class team. At the end of the event, the students made a joint application with the image of the tree of the world. In grades 5-7, the lesson “Day of Peace. The world begins with you. ” The students were told why it is important to celebrate the day of peace with the whole planet, how to help children in different countries, why there are still so many weapons in the world, and much more. The result of the lesson was hand-made doves, which were made by the children. High school students in the form of an open microphone discussed issues of terrorism and security and collected signatures under the symbolic petition “I AM FOR PEACE!” In addition, a drawing competition “Children for Peace on the Planet!” was held.. . . The class commanders launched balloons into the sky with the symbol of the holiday. This year, not only teachers and students, but also parents of students took part in the events

ROVENKI

Day of Peace in Rovenkovo ​​school No.8 named after S.V. Poluyanova. As part of the annual events of the international “Day of Peace”, our school hosted a flash mob “We are for Peace “, in which students of the 11th grade took part. Single lesson “The World We Need!” for students in grades 1-11. The guys drew pictures and posters “I need peace!” There is a tradition of releasing white doves as a symbol of peaceful intentions.

STAKHANOV

Employees of the City Center for Culture and Leisure in Almaznaya held a themed event dedicated to the Day of Peace for the students of School No. 25.. . .During the event, schoolchildren discussed the meaning of the word “peace”, got acquainted with the history of the founding of the International Day of Peace. The children read poems, the leitmotif of which sounded the word “peace”. Words in defense of peace were also sounded in the lines of the author’s poem by Nadezhda Sukmanyuk, a 9th grade student. In conclusion, according to tradition, everyone sang the song “Solar Circle” together and attached paper doves to a huge blue poster symbolizing the sky, writing on them the most sincere wishes for good and peace to all people.

TOREZ

For the International Day of Peace, in the municipal cultural institution “Club named after Pushkin of the city of Torez” there was an informative game program “The peace that everyone needs!” Children of 2-3 grades of the Municipal Educational Institution “School No. 9” learned such concepts as war, conflict, peace and friendship, kindness and mercy, what happiness and beauty are. And what should be done in order not to destroy our world. We made a “virtual journey” into the world of goodness and happiness on an imaginary transparent balloon, during which children simulated the world around them, fantasized about what it could be. In memory of this day, the guys decorated a friendship poster with doves wishing peace, happiness and goodness!

YASINOVATAYA

Despite the shelling of the city center by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, residents of the city of Yasinovataya nevertheless celebrated the international day of peace, the correspondent of Donbass Segodnya reports . Children recited poems about peace, rang peace bells and launched symbolic paper doves into the air. During the shelling, the children of the boarding school in Yasinovataya were forced to hide in a shelter. In the morning the residents of Yasinovat saw off their children when the Ukrainian army from artillery opened fire on the city. See also a news video

Latin America and the Caribbean: International Day of Peace

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The following 29 events in 11 Latin American countries include those listed in Google during the week of September 21-28 this year under the key words “International day of peace”, “Dia Internacional da Paz” and “Día Internacional de la Paz” The events also includes some listed on the facebook page of the International Cities of Peace.

About 48 events are listed in One Day One Choir and Montessori schools singing for peace, but there is no indication which events took place this year and which took place only in previous years.

video from Miraflores, Peru

CORRIENTES, ARGENTINA

The German Association of Corrientes adhered to the International Day of Peace, adding a third Post of Peace in the plaza Avenida Costanera and May 25. The opening ceremony was held on Saturday morning, with the accompaniment of all immigrant communities and associations, who began the day of celebration with a colorful parade with their flags and typical clothes.

JUJUY, ARGENTINA

In the framework of the International Day of Peace, from the Coordination of Child Care of the Provincial Directorate for the Comprehensive Protection of Children, Adolescents and the Family, a day of reflection was held with the slogan “Institutional Peace” with the staff of the Directorate. . .From this initiative, the staff and coordinators expressed personal and group perspectives on how to achieve institutional peace based on individual and collective changes in daily actions, expressing these messages through posters and cards that were placed in the office accompanied by balloons. and symbolic photographs.

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA

In the city of Mendoza, on the occasion of commemorating the International Day of Peace, the activity “Arming cranes” will be held, with staff and children in context of the Directorate for the Protection and Restitution of Rights.

SAN CARLOS DE BARILOCHE, ARGENINA

On the International Day of Peace, a brief act was held on Tuesday in the Plaza de la Iglesia Catedral. . . Those who make up the local committee of the Barilochense Banner of Peace commented that “those of us who participated in this important event, we want to especially commemorate this day, promoting peaceful coexistence in our city, the country and the world.” “Where there is Peace there is culture and where there is culture there is Peace” this was Roerich’s motto that continues to be proclaimed.

SAN LUIS, ARGENTINA

With the aim of contributing to the dissemination of the peaceful resolution of conflicts and promoting a pacifist culture from an early age, a new edition of the Drawings for Peace Contest will be held , whose work slogan will be the slogan proposed by the UN “Better recovery for a fair and sustainable world”, in commemoration of the International Day of Peace . This contest, which is intended for the students of the different schools in the province, will be carried out through the Judicial and Extrajudicial Mediation Centers and Rooms distributed throughout the provincial territory.

SUNCHALES, ARGENTINA

On the occasion of commemorating September 21, the International Day of Peace, from Casa de la Pax Cultura / Nodo Sunchales, they share the following Video. “Peace is not an idea, but a culture. It is a process of collective construction. If war and violence are a human invention, then human beings can also invent and build peace.” David Adams.

BRAZIL

This week’s Animated Radio features an article about the International Day of Peace. Check out an interview with author and director Vida Oliveira in the player above, who gave tips for books and movies with stories of courage and the search for peace, and also talked about the play Qual é Meu Nome Mama, a children’s show performed by the Cegonha Bando group of Creation, which tells the story of a child and his mother who are forced to leave their country of origin in search of survival.

COLOMBIA – FORUM

Video of Forum for International Day of Peace: Experiencias e iniciativas de construcción de paz

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA – VETERANS

In commemoration of the International Day of Peace, this September 21, the Unit for Victims reiterates its commitment to those most affected by the violence, working to implement all the actions that are the central axis of the Final Agreement with the FARC. . . Since 2017, the Unit has placed 1,673,602 Humanitarian Assistance transfers to 269,000 households who are victims of forced displacement. . .

CAJICÁ, COLOMBIA

We celebrate the international day of peace led by the psychology team of the Newman School, in the different activities carried out, all the students of the school participated in a proactive way. . . With the realization of recreational activities such as the creation of the vaccine of good treatment or activities around the symbols of peace, the importance of peace was reinforced in the students. (with many photos)

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA

Make me an Instrument of your Peace was the campaign with which the Mayor’s Office of Medellín joined the commemoration of the International Day of Peace, as it was the city chosen by the United Nations Verification Mission in Colombia to carry out the central act of the activities of this day; . . In this commemoration, which took place in the Pedregal Open Air Theater, the Symbolic Manifesto for Reconciliation was signed, which seeks to articulate actions between institutions, non-governmental organizations and civil society to enhance joint work actions on construction of peace. . . The day was accompanied by a concert by the Reconciliation Choir, made up of victims of the armed conflict and people in the process of reincorporation. In addition to the presentation of the Medellín Philharmonic Orchestra, artistic interventions and the elaboration of a canvas for peace. . . “ Medellín is becoming an epicenter for the implementation of the Peace Accords and the message was that, to maintain, five years after the agreement was signed, the commitment of all State institutions to fully implement it, but above all, putting in the center to the victims and their right to access justice, truth and guarantees of non-repetition ”, added the Secretary of Non-Violence, Juan Carlos Upegui.

NARIÑO, COLOMBIA

Within the framework of the International Day of Peace, the department of Nariño becomes the venue for the Third World Summit that will take place between this Tuesday and Wednesday. The event takes place at the facilities of the Morasurco hotel in the capital of Nariño. It is a reality, San Bernardo and Tablon de Gómez in Nariño are now free of antipersonnel mines. Click here for video from Mariana University.

PUNTARENAS, COSTA RICA

Transformation in Violent Times Foundation, World without Wars and Violence, Costa Rica Azul Foundation, Municipality of San José, Distance State University and Antígono Gallery have the honor of inviting you to cover and spread positive messages in this Month of the Bicentennial of Independence and Peace and Non-Violence, since on September 21 the International Day of Peace is celebrated. . . TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, International Day of Peace, Creation of Mural for Peace, Time: 10 am, Place: Distance State University (UNED), Puntarenas headquarters, Organized by: UNED Puntarenas, Fundación Transformación en Tiempos Violentos and Galería Antígono

CUBA

The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, said today that his country joins the celebrations for the International Day of Peace, with the conviction that only peace will allow us to build a better world. Through his Twitter account, the president ratified the Caribbean nation’s commitment to defending life, hope and reconciliation, “in the midst of a planet overwhelmed by Covid-19 and military conflicts.” The day before, when intervening in the second moment of the debate on the Sustainable Development Goals of the 76 session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), the head of state called to renounce selfishness and work together to transform the unjust current international order. ‘Building the world we dream of is a huge task, but possible, if we renounce selfishness and work together to transform the current unjust international order into a more just, democratic and equitable one, in which, finally, no one is left behind! ‘Diaz-Canel emphasized in the forum.

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HAVANA, CUBA

Havana, Sep 17 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will organize a race in the neighborhood for peace on the 21st of this month, with the participation of runners, walkers and systematic practitioners of physical exercise, the weekly Jit reported today. The event, convened by the National Institute of Sports, will greet the 61st anniversary of the founding of the Committees for the Defense of the Revolution and the International Day of Peace, specified the direction of the Marabana-Maracuba project, in charge of providing technical support.

GUAYAQUIL, ECUADOR

Ecuador, a member of the World Association Without Wars and Violence, is present at the 1st Multiethnic and Pluricultural Latin American March for Nonviolence, beginning with the Pilgrimage to the bust of Mahatma Gandhi, located in Puerto Santa Ana, Plaza del Paseo y la Contemplación between The Point buildings and Wyndham hotel. The Bust was donated by the Government of India and was inaugurated in March 2018 by the then mayor of Guayaquil, Jaime Nebot. “There is no way for Peace, Peace is the way” Gandhi.

JAMAICA

The Violence Prevention Alliance (VPA), in collaboration with its partners, will observe the series of virtual activities in celebration of International Peace Day. The VPA in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI), the Early Childhood Commission, among other entities, will aim to encourage children to write Peace Day letters. This will reinforce the message of peace being the cornerstone of the nation’s development as it realises the goal of unity for all. These letters will be published in the local newspapers and shared on social media platforms of the VPA and its partners. Meanwhile, the Peace Management Initiative, (PMI) Western Chapter will host a webinar to mark the day. The webinar will focus on the progress updates on how PMI has impacted communities.

JAMAICA

This International Day for Peace, UNESCO is partnering with UNDP to host the Youth Summit on Crime and Violence in Jamaica as part of the Amplifying Youth Voice and Action (AYVA) project. The Youth Summit on 21 and 22 September 2021 will be led by 11 youth groups from Jamaica who will present their solutions for citizen safety and security through the AYVA project and how young people can meaningfully contribute to shaping crime prevention and control policies and programmes to build lasting peace.

CULIACAN, MEXICO

Considered one of the most conflictive and violent settlements in Culiacán, the Alturas del Sur neighborhood will host the events that will take place within the framework of the “II International Week for Peace”. . . . Among them, lectures on the role of youth in peacebuilding, panels on public safety and citizen security, and an analysis of those who build peace. The week of activities will close with a “Rodada Por La Paz” on Saturday, September 25, which will depart from the Alturas del Sur neighborhood park at six in the afternoon.

GUANAJUATO, MEXICO

Within the framework of the International Day of Peace, the International University Meeting Towards a culture of peace from the Alternative Media for Conflict Resolution was held, an event that aims to disseminate, disseminate and address challenges and progress on this issue. Organized by the Mediation and Conciliation Unit of the University of Guanajuato (UG), this meeting aims to make visible the peaceful understanding as the means and first way for the peaceful resolution of conflicts, for the eradication of violence and the generation of communities that are more supportive, empathetic, tolerant and respectful of human dignity.

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO

The Public Prosecutor’s Office, through the Community Mediation Program Coordination Office, commemorates the International Day of Peace, declared by the United Nations General Assembly. . . . To commemorate the day, the coordination office will hold a conference on September 24, 2021, which will be broadcast on the YouTube channel of the Training and Research Center of the Attorney General’s Office, Dr. Alma Montenegro de Fletcher.

TABASCO, MEXICO

With the reading circle “Peace through letters”, the State Center for Social Crime Prevention and Citizen Participation (Cenepred) launched this Monday the Week for a Culture of Peace, within the framework of the International Day of the Peace, which is celebrated on September 21 of each year. The general director of Cenepred, Walter Chacón Escalante, launched the works that will be carried out virtually throughout the week, with the present reading circle, stories and poems, murals, folk dance and a keynote conference, related to the theme of the peace. . . . The writer Ana Livia Salinas González participated in the reading circle, presenting the chronicle “The Most Precious Good”, which shows how it is possible to build peace from homes, since it is the most precious good for all members of a society. Little Kevin Cordero López, only ten years old and originally from the indigenous area of ​​Tamulté de las Sabanas, read in the Yokot’an language and in Spanish, the story “The man and the grasshopper”, which teaches people to not be selfish and share things with everyone, in the hope that there is a good relationship between men and women.For her part, the bilingual teacher, writer and promoter of the Yokot’an language, Mariana de la Cruz García, offered the story of her authorship “The unexpected gift”, which talks about a town where everyone was treated badly and there was a lot of violence But the arrival of a new teacher means that, through education and healthy coexistence, there is peace and tranquility. In turn, the nine-year-old girl, Jennifer Acuña López, also read the story “Golden Corn”, which tells the story of a town that had food problems, but that with the union of all its inhabitants proclaimed that their pre-Hispanic God helps them get corn to plant, grow crops and make their tortillas and their pozol.

TICUL, MEXICO

Within the framework of the international day of peace, the SEDESOL Joven department in coordination with various areas and departments of the Ticul city council, as well as its commissioners, carried out activities to commemorate the international Day of Peace. . . . In the Yotholin police station, a symbolic representation was made that consisted of a historical remembrance of the date and a representation of The silhouette of a dove with the lighting of candles, with which the young people promised to work for peace and the common good of the municipality, the state, the country, and the whole world, in this activity the inhabitants of the commissioner participated and authorities such as councilors and directors of the Ticul town hall. Along with this activity, at the Pustunich police station they performed a representation of the word “Peace” with white balloons and banners with messages of peace.

TOLUCA, MEXICO

The municipal government of Toluca, headed by Juan Rodolfo Sánchez Gómez, invites the population to celebrate the International Day of Peace, through the virtual activities that the General Directorate Social Welfare prepares for Tuesday September 21 on their social networks. . . . At 10:00 hours, in the Facebook General Directorate of Social Welfare, the inauguration of activities will take place; at 11:00, an interview with young people about What is peace? At 1:00 pm, digital participation of various NGOs; at 14:30, the OFiT will delight the virtual public with a concert; while at 4:00 p.m. the opportunity will come to Brushstrokes for Peace; at 16:15, the Reforestation for Peace will be presented; at 6:00 p.m., there will be a Clothesline for Peace and at 8:00 p.m., a FlashMob for Peace.

ZAPOPAN, MEXICO

With the aim of commemorating the International Day of Peace, this September 21, DIF Zapopan organized a series of activities aimed at children and adolescents, which took place at the Tabachines Ludoteca and had the participation of President Maye Villa de Lemus. During the morning, the child and adolescent population that attended the educational-creative center made drawings about the culture of peace and painted ceramic figures in an activity designed to learn about respect for animals. They listened to stories about non-violence and received snacks.

CHICLAYO, PERU

Organization: CONSEJO REGIONAL POR LA PAZ
Action Details: banners, with children, youth, schoolchildren, women and the general population, dissemination of phrases alluding to the action through social networks, and in the regional councils for peace and the local councils of my region and districts

MIRAFLORES, PERU

The mayor of Miraflores, Luis Molina, participated in the commemorative act of the International Day of Peace, which took place in our district with a parade that started from Alfredo Salazar Park and ended in Central Park. During the course, a homily was held at the monument to the victims of the attack with two car bombs committed by the terrorist group Sendero Luminoso in July 1992, against the civilian population of Calle Tarata “in which 29 residents died and there were more than 200 injured ”, recalled the mayor. Click here for video

URUGUAY

As the Scout Movement of Uruguay we celebrate the culture of peace in all areas, indirectly our scout law reminds us of this daily in the following articles: “The scout is the brother of every scout and promotes brotherhood among men” and “The scout is just and builder of justice”. Bearing in mind this special day and remembering these two articles, let us reflect on whether we are generating that culture of peace, if in our daily acts we see thoughts of peace, social construction, justice and brotherhood among the men and women of our society. We also invite you to send us a photo with a scarf and a sheet with the following message # díainternacionaldelapaz #MSU. We leave you two historical documents of the United Nations with the resolutions adopted on September 21.
UNITED-NATIONS-RESOLUTION
Resolution 2001

GUAYANA, VENEZUELA

For the upcoming International Day of Peace, Fundación Guayanita gave details of the celebration they have prepared for that date. According to the information shared by its director Yesmin Salcedo, artists and institutions came together to coordinate the filming of the music video, “Dancing with myself” for September 21st. The filming will take place in the Roma race at the University parish, “a site that since the beginning the year at the will of organized neighbors we have been recovering from unhealthy conditions”. Salcedo explained that the song will be interpreted by the young talent from Guyana Henry de Los Santos, accompanied by the members of the Villa Asía dance therapy, directed by Rosmery Salavarría, and the La Churuata dance therapy, directed by Delvalle Mora.

United States and Canada : International Day of Peace

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Here are 159 events for the International Day of Peace located in all the United States except West Virginia and Wyoming, as well as 5 events in Canada in four provinces. In order to save space, one event is given in detail for each state and province and internet links are provided for the others.
The events were listed in Google during the week of September 21-28 this year under the key words “International Day of Peace,” “peaceday” or “Journée Internationale de la Paix” or were listed on the following websites:
Campaign Nonviolence
International Cities of Peace Facebook
In addition to the above events, there were several hundred singing events listed on the websites of One Day One Choir and Montessori schools singing for peace, but it was not possible to distinguish events of 2020 from events in previous years.


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MANITOBA

MANITOBA: The week of September 15–21, 2021 has been proclaimed as “Peace Days” in Manitoba by the Honourable Minister of Education, Cliff Cullen. It is with hope, that the celebration of Peace Days in Manitoba will encourage educators, students, parents, and community members to participate in activities that promote peace and compassion throughout the year.

NOVA SCOTIA

HALIFAX : Peace Halifax is a day-long festival offered as a gift to the people of Halifax in honour of the United Nations International Day of Peace. Events at Halifax Central Library. Click here for video

ONTARIO

TIMMINS: People are invited to attend the opening of the Schumacher International Peace Park on Tuesday, Sept. 21. . . The new park, located near Little Pearl Lake, includes a peace garden and decorated peace poles. Each pole will have “May Peace Prevail on Earth” written in a different language. . . . The unveiling ceremony is at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 21 at the Schumacher Lions Club Park behind the McIntyre Arena

TORONTO

QUEBEC

ST MALACHIE: La Grande Marche pour la Vie (Sept 6-Oct 14) We will be marching from all 4 directions in the province of Québec towards the provincial capital. This will be a marche for the protection of all forms of life – plants, animals, soil, humans, water, air, trees. We will be walking through many towns giving room for kids and youth to speak about the life they want on earth. This is a walk to give voice to action for protecting our only home – earth and it’s beings.(Survey continued in right column)

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ALABAMA

OPELIKA : We will all meet up and gather in our Samford Community with everyone family an friends invited and guests.Starting off with a devotional and song scripture. After that get our young people lined up for the Peacemarch and in our city. Then Ready for the Rally and Celebrate Peace Day with City Officials! Have fun with music and snacks will be provided.

CAMP HILL
HUNTSVILLE
SCOTTSBORO

ALASKA

ARIZONA

SEDONA: Sedona celebrated International Day of Peace with the fifth year of the Sedona Human Library – 15 Human Books and 100 readers dissolving our biases and prejudices and creating understanding – Unjudging someone. Also with our Meditation Mondays – in four locations – people collectively meditating for peace – for there to be workd peace we need to transform our own inner conflict – Inner peace. And on Tuesday we celebrated our connection in community with Sedona Dances for Peace honoring all the work of peacemakers throughout the world in so many ways!
Many of also participated in the Ekam World Peace Festical Launch and our peacemaker Sherab Shey Khandro continues Follow the Peace Trail online. These events are in partnership with sponsors Sedona Public Library, Rotary Club of Sedona, City of Sedona, Arizona Community Foundation and local community partners (El Rincon, Vino De Sedona, Sedona Arts Academy, Yoga/meditation/healing studios and more!

PRESCOTT
TUCSON

ARKANSAS

FAYETTEVILLE: The Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra will accompany a rare public screening of the silent anti-war film classic All Quiet on the Western Front, at the U of A’s Faulkner Performing Arts Center, in recognition of this year’s Sept. 21 observance of the United Nations International Day of Peace. The musical score was arranged by Mont Alto’s pianist and director, Rodney Sauer, and this is only the third time it will have been performed in public.  This special screening of All Quiet on the Western Front will be held at the Faulkner Performing Arts Center on the U of A campus at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, and is free and open to the public. The celebration is sponsored by the Department of Communication Film Appreciation Society; the OMNI Center for Peace, Justice & Ecology; and the Center for Multicultural and Diversity Education.

LITTLE ROCK

CALIFORNIA

SANTA BARBARA: Join us for a special night on September 21st, the United Nations designated International Day of Peace as we award the UNA Santa Barbara Peace Prize 2021 to Roger Durling! Roger Durling has put our community on the world map as a destination for important international film world premieres. We’ve noticed many of the films in the SBIFF are on important topics in the world. They are artistically compelling, to be sure, but they are also enlightening and help people connect more to the world, to issues and struggles across it. Peter Yeo, president of A Better World campaign, will be our special guest speaker. Live music performance from Jackson Gillies too!

MANTECA, CALIFORNIA
BAKERSFIELD
CASTRO VALLEY
EUREKA
LONG BEACH
LOS ANGELES-GARDENS
LOS ANGELES-PAX CHRISTI
MORRO BAY
NOVATO
ORANGE
SAN DIEGO BAHAIS
SAN DIEGO PEACE RESOURCE CENTER
SAN FRANCISCO
SUNNYVALE

COLORADO

MONTROSE: Week of Unity and Peace. A peace prayer gathering will be held at the Peace Pole in Ute Indian Park.

DENVER
LITTLETON

CONNECTICUT

MYSTIC: Join us for a reflective walk at the Peace Sanctuary as we observe the International Day of Peace. Please note this walk is of moderate difficulty over uneven terrain. Meet at the bottom of the driveway at the Peace Sanctuary, located at 233 River Road, Mystic.

BOLTON
FARMINGTON
NEW LONDON
NEWTON

DELAWARE

PEACE WEEK DELAWARE

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

DC PEACE TEAM : 9/22 We will offer an ONLINE Restorative Justice Conversation with Native American Anita ‘JoJo’ Shifflett from 7-9pm EDT. 9/25 We will offer an ONLINE Spirituality and Restorative Justice

DC HUMAN RIGHTS CENTER
DC NONVIOLENCE INTERNATIONAL
DC VIETNAM PEACE COMMEMORATION COMMITTEE
INTERFAITH COUNCIL OF METROPOLITAN WASHINGTON

FLORIDA

WINTER PARK: The International Day of Peace, Sept. 21, marks the start of the 19th Annual Global Peace Film Festival, which presents a selection of feature-length and short films at various locations in Winter Park. Themes include civil and human rights, environmental and social justice, immigration, LGBTQ+, and music. There will be both ticketed and free opportunities to watch a virtual rendition Sept. 27-Oct. 1 on the website. peacefilmfest.org

DUNEDIN
FORT MYERS
KEY WEST
MIAMI BEACH
ORANGE CITY
ORLANDO
SARASOTA

GEORGIA

ATLANTA: In recognition of the International Day of Peace, the Rotary Club of Gwinnett County and the Ismaili Council for the Southeastern USA invite you to attend their peace and unity program. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will deliver the keynote address virtually. Dr. Mahmoud Eboo, Aga Khan Development Network Diplomatic Representative to Canada, will also deliver a virtual address as a distinguished speaker for the event.

SANDY SPRINGS
SMYRNA
VALDOSTA

HAWAII

HAWAII: The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai‘i and its network of Buddhist temples across the state, along with the United Nations Association of Hawai‘i and the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa KTUH radio station will celebrate this year’s Ring Your Bell for Peace Day at 9:01am local time (7:01pm UTC) on 21 September. Invitations to participate in the event were sent to the governors of all 50 US states, as well as mayors of all of the Hawai‘ian islands. People from around the world can also join by completing a registration form at the Honpa Hongwanji website.. . .Buddhist temples in Hawai‘i, including the West Kaua‘i Hongwanji, Lihu‘e Hongwanji, and Kapa‘a Hongwanji, will participate in Peace Day by ringing their bells.

HAWAII PEACE AND JUSTICE
HONOLULU PACIFIC JUSTICE AND RECONCILIATION CENTER

IDAHO

BOISE : Gates of Hope.

ILLINOIS

DEERFIELD: Please join the Bahá’is of Deerfield at the Deerfield train station garden on Tuesday, September 21st at noon as we dedicate a new public bench and commemorate the UN’s International Day of Peace. We’ll say a prayer for peace and unveil a new public bench. This event will take place outside. We ask that all participants wear a mask. We hope to see you there!

CARBONDALE
CHICAGO CHRISTIAN PEACEMAKER TEAMS
CHICAGO PEACE SCHOOL
CRETE
DEKALB
LINDENHURST
MURPHYSBORO
ROCK ISLAND

INDIANA

HUNTINGTON : Our Lady of Victory Missionary Sisters. We will be observing Action Week September 18-26, 2021 by holding a Prayer gathering for Non-violence Wednesday, September 22nd.

INDIANAPOLIS

IOWA

IOWA CITY: At 4:30 p.m., visit the Blackhawk Mini Park in the Ped Mall for the dedication of a stainless-steel peace pole, a new piece of art that features the word peace in several languages on its sides. This dedication is in honor of International Day of Peace, which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year and is themed “Recovering Better for a Sustainable and Equitable World.”

CHARLES CITY
DAVENPORT
DUBUQUE

KANSAS

WICHITA: Global Village (radio show) marks International Day of Peace. The program highlights topical tunes from a variety of artists from around the world, including Third World, Vieux Farka Touré, Sameer Gupta, The Holmes Brothers, Edwin Starr, and more.

KANSAS CITY

KENTUCKY

NONVIOLENT OWENSBORO : at 9/11 Memorial; Nonviolence Conflict Resolution in Education with Robin Wildman; International Day of Peace Celebration on the Riverfront.

LOUISVILLE: DREPUNG GOMANG CENTER FOR ENGAGING COMPASSION

LOUISIANA

NEW ORLEANS: Academy of the Sacred Heart. September 21. This morning, Preschool and Lower School gathered together in the Philippine courtyard to observe the United Nations International Day of Peace. We kicked off our all-school Red & White Spirit Day with prayers in hopes that peace may be realized among all people.

MAINE

SOUTH PORTLAND: Mahoney Middle School continued its tradition of celebrating International Peace Day. We again studied the origins of the day in Connections groups while we learned how our own attitudes toward peace complement out school’s commitment to kindness and respect for all people. Thanks once again to Mrs. Pitt for her energy, enthusiasm and faith in peace and to Mrs. McQuinn and Mr. Kozaka for their help organizing our “Stand for Peace” activity. Click here for their video

MARYLAND

ACCCOKEEK : Little Friends for Peace will be doing a week-long Peace Week at the Chance Academy in DC. We want to provide teachers, students & support staff with the tools and practices for conflict resolution by building a culture of peace at the school.

LJAMSVILLE
NATIONAL HARBOR

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MASSACHUSETTS

WORCESTER : The Center for Nonviolent Solution has three events planned for Campaign Nonviolence:
Tuesday, September 21, Peace Vigil at Lincoln Square in downtown Worcester.
Tuesday, September 21 7:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Robin Wildman of Nonviolent Schools Rhode Island presents on Kingian Nonviolence in Education, virtual.
Sunday, October 3: 2:00 -3:30 p.m. – A walking tour of Worcester’s peace history.. . .

CHELMSFORD
BRIDGEWATER
CAMBRIDGE
CUMMINGTON
FOXBORO
NEWBURYPORT
SPRINGFIELD
SWAMPSCOTT

MICHIGAN

LANSING : For those of us in Greater Lansing, one way we can celebrate peace is by taking part in an annual event known as PeaceQuest, which happens during the entire month of September. PeaceQuest is a series of peace-related events to not only celebrate our oneness as a people, but also mark the 40th anniversary of the United Nations International Day of Peace, which was adopted by the UN on Sept. 21, 1981. Events will highlight the efforts of individuals, organizations and governments that take action to end conflict and promote peace, as well as encourage others to do the same. For a full list of PeaceQuest events, visit peacequestgreaterlansing.org/events-schedule/.

MID-MICHIGAN SCHOOLS
OAKLAND UNIVERSITY
OKERNOS
TRAVERSE CITY

MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS : Friends for a Nonviolent World. Join artist and educator Susanne Crane as we take a thoughtful walk through the art on Nicollet Mall. Leah Robshaw Robinson of Friends for a Non-Violent World and her associates will present mini workshops on peace & conflict resolution. Singer-songwriter Elisha Marin will also perform for us!

MISSISSIPPI

SOUTHAVEN : 9/21, 2:15 PM to 4:00 PM at the Olive Branch Senior Center. Yogis perform 108 Sun Salutation for peace and enlightenment on the solstices and equinoxes.

MISSOURI

UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI: The local community is invited to join us for our 2021 International Day of Peace Commemoration on Tuesday, September 21!

MONTANA

HELENA : Oregon City UMC

NEBRASKA

GRAND ISLAND : Nebraskans for Peace

NEVADA

RENO : Reno’s Weekly Peace Presence Vigil. Since the first week of October, 2001, when the United States began bombing Afghanistan in response to the 9/11 attacks, a group of peace-minded people in Reno has gathered weekly. . . We will reflect on the 20 years of purposeful public witness to peace and nonviolence at this final Peace Presence Vigil. 400 S Virginia St. / corner of Liberty & S Virginia St.

LAS VEGAS

NEW HAMPSHIRE

CONCORD : New Hampshire Peace Action. September 20, 7 pm: Peace & Justice Conversations: Palestine Education Network Two peace activists, Will Thomas and Sandra Yarne, who have visited Palestine and Israel will discuss how the United States supports the oppression of Palestinians. . .

DOVER

NEW JERSEY

MAHWAH : Event listing from Mahwah Public Library – Teen and Tween Schedule: Tuesday, September 21 from 3:45 PM to 5:00 PM, Today is International Day of Peace, and teens in grades 5 & up can join us and help spread messages of hope and positivity by making a beautiful pinwheel for peace!

NEW MEXICO

ALBUQUERQUE: Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice and community members gather to celebrate World Peace Day September 21.

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NEW YORK – UNITED NATIONS

United Nations Events :
International Day of Peace Youth Observance
Friday, 17 September 2021, 10:00-11:30 a.m. EDT
A youth observance for the 2021 International Day of Peace will take place online on 17 September 2021 at 10:00 -11:30 a.m. EDT, with the participation of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Messengers of Peace and students from around the world.
— Peace Bell Ceremony
Friday, 17 September 2021, 3:00-3:30 p.m. EDT
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly Abdulla Shahid will celebrate the International Day of Peace (21 September) in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence
Secretary-General’s message
This year’s International Day of Peace comes at a crisis point for humanity. COVID-19 has turned our world upside-down. Conflicts are spinning out of control. The climate emergency is worsening. Inequality and poverty are deepening. And mistrust and division are driving people apart at a time when solidarity and collaboration are needed more than ever. As a human family, we face a stark choice — Peace or perpetual peril. We must choose peace. That is why I call for a 24-hour ceasefire today. And by working in solidarity for a lasting, sustainable peace every day, we can tackle the issues facing us. We need peace to urgently deliver lifesaving vaccines and treatment for COVID-19. We need peace to recover from the pandemic and re-build shattered systems and shattered lives. We need peace to level the playing field and reduce inequalities. We need peace to renew trust in one another — and faith in facts and science. And we need to make peace with nature — to heal our planet, build a green economy, and achieve our net-zero targets. Peace is not a naïve dream. It’s a light in the darkness. Guiding us to the only pathway to a better future for humanity. Let’s walk the pathway of peace as if our lives depended on it. Because they do.

NEW YORK

NEW YORK CITY : Walk of Shame with CODEPINK. We will be hosting a walk from the BlackRock headquarters to the UN on the International Day of Peace. Along the way, we will stop at corporations in New York City to call out their role in the war machine and environmental destruction across the world and “award” them their very own War Machine Walk of Shame Star. Our event will conclude at the UN, where we will make a plea for peace, for the safety of ourselves and our planet. Join us on this powerful and educational event that shows us how the war machine is everywhere–including in our very own neighborhoods. WHEN September 21, 2021 at 12:00pm – 2:00pm (EDT) WHERE March route starting at BlackRock Headquarters NYC, 45 E 51st,

CUBA
GENESEO
HARRISON
LAKE GEORGE
NEW YORK CITY – WORLD TRADE CENTER
NEW YORK CITY – RISING TOGETHER
NEW YORK CITY – PAX CHRISTI
ROCHESTER
SARATOGA SPRINGS

NORTH CAROLINA

MOORESVILLE: Students at The Brawley School created a display with pinwheels in recognition of International Day of Peace.

NORTH DAKOTA

FARGO: International Day of Peace . Event starts on Tuesday, 21 September 2021 and happening at Fargo Public Library, Fargo, ND.

OHIO

DAYTON : The Peace Museum will be celebrating the International Day of Peace by gathering in front of the new Museum location on downtown Dayton’s Courthouse Square. With guest speakers and live music from the World House Choir, the museum will give a sneak peek of our new home at 10 North Ludlow Street downtown. The Museum is expected to open to the public in late fall of this year.

CINCINNATI
CLEVELAND
COLUMBUS
FREEMONT
TOLEDO

OKLAHOMA

NORMAN : Norman Peace Team. Light a Candle for Peace, 7:00 p.m., September 21st. We will hold a candlelight vigil to commemorate the International Day of Peace. The location will be at the recently-erected Peace Pole at Rotary Park in Norman, OK. In addition to a candle-lighting vigil, the evening will include readings of peace, music, and a moment of silence for those who gave their lives in the pursuit of peace.

OKLAHOMA CITY

OREGON

SALEM : Oregon PeaceWorks & Association for Communal Harmony. Tuesday, September 21, 2021, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.; We will mark the 41st International Day of Peace with a symposium entitled “Making Peace Happen: Working for an Equitable & Sustainable World”

EUGENE
HILLSBORO
PORTLAND

PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHA -PEACEDAY PHILLY: – Listing of all events
Fliers for specific events:
Walking while Black:L.O.V.E.is the answer; Concerting peace; Peace in the Streets; Restorative justice; Roots and Branches program

FRANKLIN
GETTYSBURG
LANCASTER
PHILADELPHIA ARTS EVENT

RHODE ISLAND

WESTERLY : Members of the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will share their interpretations on the theme of peace during the month of September in honor of the International Day of Peace. Ten of the works on display will be selected for cash awards courtesy of a group from the Westerly-Pawcatuck International City of Peace.. . . “Visitors to the gallery and to the gallery’s website will be invited to consider each peace-themed work and to vote for their favorites,” says gallery member and artist Lois Lawrence, writing in her monthly email about upcoming shows at the gallery, noting that September will also feature the works of photographers Ardie Harrison and Nancy Nielsen.

KINGSTON

SOUTH CAROLINA

COLUMBIA : Carolina Peace Resource Center

SOUTH DAKOTA

SIOUX FALLS : One Book Siouxland
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TENNESSEE

OAK RIDGE : The International Friendship Bell and Peace Pavilion in Oak Ridge will serve as a gathering place for activities observing the United Nations International Day of Peace on Tuesday, Sept. 21. With a featured Music for Peace program presented by the Oak Ridge Civic Music Association, the evening will include a “Gardens for Peace” design raked into the gravel karesansui garden at the Bell. The program also includes comments about the peace garden project and from Peace Pavilion architect Ziad Demian on the tradition and technology in the Pavilion design. Oak Ridge Girl Scouts, who began organizing and participating in the Day of Peace observation in 2015, will lead singing and present quotes for peace. They will also have activities for children, including raking a small personal Japanese rock garden to take home.

MEMPHIS

TEXAS

AUSTIN : Each day from Sept 18-26, Nonviolent Austin will hold a daily vigil at noon in front of the state capitol. We’ll have a different vigil theme and musician each day. Nonviolent Austin will also join the Texas Poor People’s Campaign Rally on Sept 20th on the capitol grounds.

SAN ANTONIO

UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY : Utah Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons. SEPT. 20th @ 6PM, We are having a celebration for the end of nuclear weapons. It will be a potluck picnic in the north central section of Liberty Park. All are welcome!

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VERMONT

VERMONT COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS: The Vermont Council on World Affairs will observe the International Day of Peace on Tuesday with speakers talking about peace locally and globally, with a “sub-theme” focusing on current events in Afghanistan, organizers said. . .. The schedule includes several other events related to Afghanistan, including: A celebration of Lida Nadery, the Vermont Council on World Affairs 2021 person of the year. Nadery is an Afghan woman who works on peace-building in Afghanistan, specifically with women and girls. A panel on current events in the country featuring Ronald E. Neumann, former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, and Paula Nirschel, founder of the nonprofit Action for Afghan Women.A keynote speech from Jim Sciutto, CNN’s chief national security correspondent, who will bring insights from his time reporting in Kabul 20 years ago and analysis on the U.S. response to Afghanistan. He also plans to speak on the link between journalism and peace in the age of disinformation.

LINCOLN
SHELBURNE

VIRGINIA

NORFOLK : Members of the Hampton Roads Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons held a Vigil for Nuclear Disarmament at the US Federal Building in downtown Norfolk, VA.

GOODE
HARRISONBURG

WASHINGTON

TACOMA: On the United Nations International Day of Peace, Tacoma events will take place at Thea’s Park, 405 Dock St., 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Among the presentations, music and food, numerous dignitaries will be there including Mayor Victoria Woodards, Pierce County Councilman Ryan Mello, Hilltop Action Coalition Board President Brendan Nelson, Tacoma Sister Cities President Clare Petrich, Tacoma Refugee Choir, Steve and Kristi Nebel, and 2021/22 Tacoma Peace Laureate Marilyn Kimmerling will be presented with a medallion for the Greater Tacoma Peace Prize. . . . The highlight of the day will be the dedication of a new 12-foot stainless steel peace pole that bears the message “May Peace Prevail on Earth” in the languages of Tacoma’s 13 sister cities. . .

BELLINGHAM
OLYMPIA
SEATTLE

WISCONSIN

EAU CLAIRE : Community Coalition for Non-violence

Europe: International Day of Peace

FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION .

A survey by CPNN

We list here 191 events in 10 European countries that were listed this year in Google during the week of September 21-28 under the key words “International Day of Peace”, “Journée Internationale de la Paix”, “Dia Internacional de Paz”, “Dia Internacional da Paz”, “Internationaler Tag des Friedens”and “Giornata internazionale della pace” or were listed on the websites of International Cities of Peace Facebook and the website of the Collectif de 21 septembre.

In addition to these, over 300 events are listed on the maps of One Day One Choir and Montessori schools singing for peace, but there is no indication which took place this year and which took place only in previous years.

No doubt there were also many events listed on the Internet in the various national languages in Europe other than those for which we searched.

For events in European countries formerly part of the Soviet Union, click here.


BELGIUM – 114 MUNICIPALITIES

September 21, 2021 #drapeaudelapaix #vredesvlag – Campaign 2021 No new nuclear bombs in Belgium – Sign the UN treaty on nuclear weapons. Let us also make the abolition of these weapons of mass destruction a political priority in Belgium. Global nuclear disarmament is possible if all countries sign the United Nations Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which has been in force since January 2021. Unfortunately, Belgium has still not adhered to the ban on nuclear weapons from the UN. Find here the letter sent to all mayors.

Participating municipalities (114): Amay, Andenne, Anderlues, Anhee, Ans, Anzegem, Arendonk, Assesse, Avelgem, Awans, Aywaille, Beernem, Beerse, Beersel, Bièvre, Bonheiden, Bouillon, Brakel, Brugge, Bütgenbach, Chaumont-Gistoux, Colfontaine, Couvin, Deerlijk, Drongenbos, Enghien, Engis, Erquelinnes, Essen, Fleurus, Flobecq, Fontaine-L’Evêque, Genappe, Ghent, Geraardsbergen, Gerpinnes, Gistel, Haacht, Ham, Ham-sur-Heure-Nalinnes, Hamme, Hamont-Achel, Hastière, Havelange, Heers, Herbeumont, Heusden-Zolder, Hoeselt, Holsbeek, Horebeke, Hotton, Izegem, Jodoigne, Juprelle, Kontich, Kortessem, Laarne, La Calamine, Lanaken, Lede, Léglise, Leuven, Libramont-Chevigny, Lierde, Lincent, Lobbes , Maaseik, Maldegem, Malmedy, Manage, Marchin, Meise, Merksplas, Morlanwelz, Mouscron, Nivelles, Ohey, Oudenaarde, Oupeye, Péruwelz, Perwez, Pittem, Plombieres, Quaregnon, Ramillies, Ravels, Rebecq,Rijkevorsel, Roosdaal, Ruiselede, Sambreville, Sint-Lievens – Houtem, Spa, Stabroek, Stavelot, Steenokkerzeel, Stekene, Ternat, Theux, Thuin, Tielt, Tielt-Winge, Tubize, Viroinval, Visé, Vresse-sur-Semois, Wachtebeke, Walhain, Wavre, Wervik, Westerlo, Zandhoven, Zedelgem and Zelzate.

NICOSIA, CYPRUS

Nicosia’s Home for Cooperation is a fitting place to celebrate International Day of Peace, a space for dialogue, action and togetherness. On September 21, Home for Cooperation will hold a series of events including workshops, a tour and music. The events will begin in the afternoon with a three-hour workshop titled Promoting Peace for a Sustainable World from 4.30pm to 7.30pm. And while the workshop is on, a walking tour will take place with Vijdan Şengör and Myrto Skouroupathi called Sustainable Nicosia: Current Challenges and Future Visions. The tour will leave at 5.30pm and will cover a two-hour route. From 7.30pm onwards various DJs will take over the decks of the Home Café’s veranda, first DJ Julio and then Radio Pangea, while several drinks and food options will be available.

ACHÈRES, FRANCE

Day of peace, tree of peace. Ceremony at Allée de l’Eglantine Park at 10:30 AM.
Blossom of the tree of peace and glass of friendship.

ALBI, FRANCE

Rally for peace. Gathering in Albi on Saturday September 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the Esplanade LAPEROUSE.. Information, exchanges, petitions, posters, debates, documents

ANGERS, FRANCE

Activities underway for the International Day of Peace
– Septmber 21, 6:00 p.m. celebration of the international day of peace at the place de la paix Angers,
– Saturday September 25: March for peace, nuclear disarmament and the climate, for social justice and human rights, Place Lorraine 2:30 p.m. in Angers

AUDINCOURT, FRANCE

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed September 21 the International Day of Peace. In 2000, the City of Audincourt joined in this day, which aims to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace among all nations and peoples. The 2021 Commemoration will be held this Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 11:00 am at the Peace Tree on the Human Rights Esplanade, in front of the Municipal Library.

AVIGNON, FRANCE

Avignon: collective of mutual aid and support for Afghan exiles and their families. Support rally organized this Tuesday, September 21, Jean-Jaurès course in Avignon.
The collective, which has 61 people, was launched on August 23, after the Taliban coup. It accompanies exiles whose families are still in Afghanistan and helps them find accommodation. . . .A conference-debate on Afghanistan is scheduled this Wednesday, September 22 at 6.15 p.m., at Steam Fennel, 145, rue Carreterie, with the Friends of the Diplomatic World. It will be led by Adam Baczko, researcher at the National Center for Scientific Research and at CESSP (European Center for Sociology and Political Science).

BLÉNOD-LÈS-PONT-À-MOUSSON, FRANCE

Podcast by Escale: the weekly magazine: Let’s all adopt behaviors conducive to peace – September 17, 2021
This week we are celebrating the International Day of Peace with the Vincent Van Gogh College in Blénod-lès-Pont-à-Mousson, near Nancy in France. With the team of its Webradio, Eco Radio, a 100% sustainable development radio station, we will see how young people aspire to peace, not only in this college but also in Benin. With UNESCO, we will come back to this year’s theme: “Getting up, for a more equitable and sustainable world”.

BLOIS, FRANCE

Peace hike: Sunday September 26, 2021 at BLOIS (departure from the parking lot of the Allées stadium) 4 5,10,15,20 km course. Registration from 7:30 am

BORDEAUX, FRANCE

Rally for peace. Meeting in Bordeaux Saturday September 25, 2021 at 10:30 am, Place des Droits de’Homme.

BOURGES, FRANCE

Afghanistan evening, the fiasco. Testimonies, exchanges, poetry, video on Afghanistan in Bourges this year. The evening will be punctuated by Afghan poetry and embellished with a small snack. Free entry in compliance with barrier sanitary measures.

CAHORS, FRANCE

In Cahors in the Lot, the date of Tuesday, September 21 was chosen for a gathering at 5.30 p.m. in Cahors in front of the town hall.
This initiative will be held within the framework of the International Day of Peace decreed by the United Nations. Its theme will be peace, climate, nuclear disarmament, social justice and human rights. It will be held at the call of the CGT, the Mouvement pour la Paix, EELV, Snuipp / FSU, SUD Education Solidaires, Libraithèque / Le Droit à la laesse, ETM, PCF, Génération.S, France Insoumise, Les Amis de l ‘Huma, LDH, Ensemble, MJC Cahors, Amigrants.

CARRIÈRES-SOUS-POISSY, FRANCE

On the International Day of Peace, to promote the Culture of Peace, the municipality, in partnership with the Carrières-sous-Poissy Peace Movement, invites you to participate in a conference. An exhibition will also be visible. The youngest will participate through a drawing competition and will be able to hang a message of hope on the tree of peace.

CHALETTE SUR LOING, FRANCE

To celebrate the International Day of Peace: African & female groove concert, organized by the City of Chalette / Loing: at the Le Hangar cultural space.

CHAMBÉRY, FRANCE

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace: I walk for peace and social justice. Saturday September 25, 10 a.m., in CHAMBÉRY. Walk from the Pierre Cot space, Quai des Allobroges, to the Town Hall. Sponsored by AFPS, Alternative et Autogestion, Amnesty International, ASEP, Cap à gauche, CGT UL, CGT-UD, EELV, Ensemble! 73, FSU, La Libre Pensée, La Ligue des Droits de l’Homme, La France Insoumise, PG, PCF 73, The Peace Movement, SNES73, SNUIpp, Solidaires 73, All Migrants 73…

CHÂTEAU-ARNOUX, FRANCE

The Manosque Peace Committee has planned a Peace March on Saturday September 25 at 2:30 p.m. in Château-Arnoux (City of Peace).
Departure from the pacifist war memorial, walk to the gingko biloba planted with the children of a school.

CHERBOURG-EN-COTENTIN, FRANCE

Cherbourg-en-Cotentin: Gathering at the foot of the olive tree of Peace. Gathering on September 21, 2021 at the foot of the Olive Tree of Peace. Then we will head towards Boulevard de la Saline. There we will stop in front of the monument “the departure” which mentions the thousands of people who left Cherbourg for distant countries and we will also stop in front of a plaque which evokes the immigrants who left Cherbourg.

CONCARNEAU, FRANCE

September 24 in Concarneau: A theatrical stroll through Ville-Close will evoke the 2021 World Days of Peace.

CORRÈZE, FRANCE – 8 MUNICIPALITIES

Corrèze: Trees of peace. September 21 is approaching; like every year, our committee intends to give full importance to the International Day of Peace.
Here is the list of events organized around the Peace Tree in each municipality with the children of the school, except in Brive where it will take the form of a gathering in the presence of the municipality around the Peace Tree. in the gardens of the guierle:
September 21 at 10am: Gathering in Brive
September 27 at 10 a.m.: Saint-Cernin-de-Larche
October 1 at 2:45 p.m .: in Chanteix
October 4 at 3:00 p.m .: in Forgès
October 19 at 10.50 a.m .: in Meymac
Argentat: date to be specified
Saint-Martin-La-Méanne: date to be specified
Chamboulive: date to be specified

DIEPPE, FRANCE

Events at the Dieppe association house are organized for the International Day of Peace. A screening, an exhibition and concerts are on the program. For Peace Day, the film Les Hirondelles de Kaboul will be screened this Friday, September 17, 2021 in Dieppe. An exhibition by Christophe Méreis, entitled “Faces and Sorrows” is presented at the Maison des Associations from this Friday, September 17 to Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Saturday 18, association stands will be set up from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. At noon, a multicultural meal will be shared and games are planned all day on the theme of peace. At 2 p.m., a concert will be given by Afrika Music and at 4 p.m., Joris Bonvalet will take the microphone.

EMBRUN, FRANCE

Embrun: Celebration of the International Day for Peace. Au Jardin du Roc
10h Ouverture
12h Cloche de la Pqix
12:30h Piotr Chyc
17h Exposition de photos
18h Solo de Clowns “En Carafe3
19h Coquin de Sort
20:30h Piotr Chyc et le Jazz Band

FOIX, FRANCE

Foix: March for peace. Saturday September 25, 2021, at 2 p.m. in front of the Resistance Monument, allées de Villote in Foix. At the call of the Ariège organizations Mouvement de la Paix, ACAT, AFMD, ATTAC, CNT, Couserans-Palestine, FSU, LDH, LFI, NPA, PCF, Solidaires, Sud education, UD CGT, UFAL and the deputies of Ariège M. Larive and B. Taurine

GRENOBLE, FRANCE

Grenoble: Peace march. Saturday September 25, meeting at 10 am Place St Bruno (behind the wooden dragon). Walk in Grenoble to Parc Mistral.

LA ROCHELLE

La Rochelle: March for peace, ambulatory and dance rally –
09/25/2021 – RDV Statue Duperré

LANNION, FRANCE

Lannion: March for peace. Friday September 24 at 6.30 p.m .: Meeting in front of the Town hall of Lannion

LARAGNE, FRANCE

Laragne: Celebration of the international day of September 21 at the olive tree of peace in the Giono garden in Laragne (05) in partnership with the municipality.

MALAKOFF, FRANCE

Malakoff: To mark September 21, declared International Day of Peace by the United Nations, the City and the collective of associations for peace are organizing Peace Week from September 16 to 25, 2021.
Screening, meetings, exhibition…: the local programming echoes the theme chosen by the United Nations for the 2021 edition: “Getting up for a more equitable and sustainable world”. All the info here

MARSEILLE, FRANCE

Marseille: The Peace Movement 13 has prepared two events with its partners to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Meeting on Tuesday September 21 at 5.30 p.m. at the Vieux-Port, Marseille : For a generalized ceasefire and the obtaining of the essential means to ensure human security.
9th edition of Voiles de la paix en Méditerranée under the theme “Marseille opens its port, the population opens its arms to the castaways of the migratory routes.”

MARTIGUES, FRANCE

Each year we celebrate in Martigues, with our partners, the International Day of Peace, not always on September 21. The city will be adorned with rainbow flags of Peace. The young people of the Maison de la Formation et la Jeunesse have been exhibiting their work of writing and drawings on Peace in the great Hall of the Town Hall, since September 8. On Saturday 18 the Martigues Committee of the Peace Movement will hold a stand at the Day of Associations at the Halle from 10 am to 6 pm. Sunday 19, Esplanade des Belges pacifist rally from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Speeches and animations.

MONTÉLIMAR, FRANCE

Montélimar: September 25 from 10 a.m. Zone 5 Teil – Citizen Forum climate, nature, social

MONTMÉLIAN, FRANCE

Montmélian: March for peace. Departure on September 24 at 5.30 p.m. in the Jardins d’Höchst.

MONTPELLIER, FRANCE

Montpellier: September 24 at 2 p.m., departure from Jardins du Peyrou – climate march.

MONTVAL-SUR-LOIR, FRANCE

On Saturday September 25, 2021 for the feast of peace in Montval-sur-Loir, the usual activities will not take place because of the Covid-19 epidemic. But the screening of a film with Kad Merad and the provision of books and games will be offered. . . .The organizers welcome the partnership of Ciné Off which will lend its assistance by showing a film and the game library which will provide books and games on peace. The film “Un triomphe” will be screened at the Récollets cinema at 8:30 pm.

NANTES, FRANCE

Nantes : March for peace and climate: 09/25/2021 – The Nantes Peace Movement committee will meet you at 2:30 p.m. at the entrance to rue de la barillerie – cours des 50 otages.

NEVERS, FRANCE

Nevers: Peace march 09/25/2021 – departure from Place Carnot at 10:30 am for an arrival at Place de la Resistance, in front of the prefecture, with speeches and songs.

NICE, FRANCE

March for Peace in Nice : Saturday September 25, 2021, meeting at 3 p.m. Place Garibaldi. At the call of Committee 06 of the Alpes Maritimes Peace Movement

ORSAY, LES ULIS, FRANCE

Orsay, les Ulis, Chevreuse valley
The activities of the Peace Committee around the citizen and solidarity dynamic of September 21.
Publication in number 141 of MAG, the Municipal Journal of Orsay of September 2021, of the announcement on the creation of the committee.
September 5, 2021. Participation in the Orsay Association Day.
September 13, 2021: Presentation to the elected officials of Orsay of the “Culture of Peace” Project for the City via a videoconference following a presentation in June to the Municipal Office. CF. powerpoint: Orsay, City of Peace.
September 17, 2021: “Les beaux papers” bookshop. Selection of books around Peace. (Cf. The September 21 Poster)
September 21, 2021, 6:00 p.m .: Intervention on the occasion of the Republic Day Ceremony organized for several years by the Municipality with the Call “Act together on Saturday September 25, 2021 everywhere in France” For peace, nuclear disarmament and the climate, for social justice and human rights ”to recall that it is also the International Day of Peace.
September 21, 2021, 8 p.m. gathering in front of the Olivier de la Paix located in front of the Maison de la MJC Jacques Tati. Speech by Mrs. Dea RETY and Mr. Pierre TARIF, the two co-chairs of the Orsay Peace Committee, Les Ulis, Vallée de Chevreuse.
September 21, 2021, 8:30 p.m. Presentation-debate around the book Osez la Paix by the author Pierre-Olivier Payard at La Bouvêche and presentation of the new Orsay, les Ulis, Vallée de Chevreuse local committee of the Peace Movement by its two co-presidents.
September 23, Orsay. Meeting with the teachers of the School of the center for the launch of the project Un ORIGAMI pour la Paix.
September 25, 2021, Paris. Participation of the Peace Committee in the Place de la République Gathering of the “En Marche pour la Paix” Collective.
September 26, 2021, 3 p.m., Orsay. On the occasion of the football match between the football clubs between Orsay / Bures and Savigny, the entry onto the field of two teams with a banner “On the march for a climate of peace” in the presence of the two co-presidents and members of the team. committee.

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PARIS, FRANCE – AGORA

Paris : We don’t walk anymore! An agora for a change 09/25/2021
Place de la République in Paris: For Peace as well as for the climate: Less lobbies, more democracy!
Workshops, debates, artistic activities.
At the call of the following collectives and organizations:
Unis pour le Climat et la Biodiversite
Collectif en Marche pour la Paix
Mouvement de la Paix
Democratie Ouverte
On Est Pret
Collectif pour une Convention pour un Renouveau Democratique
Parents pour le Climat
Chretiens Unis pour la Terre
Grevistes de la Faim pour un Avenir Possible

PARIS – JEAN JAURES PEACE PRIZE

The jury of the “Jean Jaurès de la Paix” Prize, created by the European Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution, met this Tuesday, September 21, 2021 in Paris, in order to choose the international personality that it deems appropriate to carry the title of Man of Peace for the year 2021″. “It decided to award the Jean Jaurès Peace Prize to His Majesty King Mohammed VI, King of the Kingdom of Morocco, in recognition of his great role in the dissemination of the values ​​of peace inside and outside of Morocco.” . . . It cited “his contribution to building a society of justice and peace between men and nations, his very laudable actions in favor of promotion of the development of Africa through its economic, security, humanitarian, cultural and spiritual diplomacy.”

PÉRIGUEUX, FRANCE
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Périgueux : RDV ce 25 septembre à 10h devant la préfecture – Climat march

RENNES, FRANCE

March for peace: Meet in Rennes at 3 p.m. on Saturday September 25, Place Charles de Gaulle

SAINT-BRIEUC, FRANCE

September 25 a Transition and Climate Day in Saint-Brieuc, through two events.
At 2 p.m.: a Climate Walk at the start of the Promenades to remind people of the urgency to radically change our development model.
From 3 p.m .: a Transition Village at Place du Martray to discover concrete means of action, discuss with community activists on local issues (green algae, bypass ring roads, artificialization of Plains-Cities, Plouisy salmon farm …) Or participate in a climate fresco.

SAINT-ÉTIENNE, FRANCE

Saint-Étienne : September 24 – Climate Walk – Contact: Youth For Climate Saint-Étienne

SAINT-OUEN, FRANCE

Saint-Ouen : On September 21 at 8:30 p.m. the film “9 days in Raqqa” is shown at the 1789 space in St Ouen

SAINTE-LIZAIGNE, FRANCE

Sainte-Lizaigne. Tuesday afternoon, the municipality celebrated the International Day of Peace by placing, in particular, a white flower arrangement at the foot of the Peace Wall. At the end of this ceremony, the schoolchildren from the six classes of the Tournesol school group, supervised by their teachers, took turns planting, near the monument, white daffodils, a symbol of peace, up to the 100,000th bulb. . As mayor Pascal Pauvrehomme points out, the town and the new association of the Gardeners of Sainte-Lizaigne have begun to decorate the long main crossing of the village, which is more than 2 kilometers. “Our goal was to transform this common corridor so that it becomes a common showcase.”

TARBES, FRANCE

Tarbes: 09/25/2021. Let us march together “For Peace, nuclear disarmament and the climate, social justice and human rights”. Meeting at 10 am Place de Verdun.

TOULON, FRANCE

Rally for Peace. Saturday September 25 – Meet at 10:30 am at the Carré du Port in Toulon. Make Peace instead of War !

TOULOUSE, FRANCE

Toulouse : Rally for peace. Gathering on Saturday September 25 at 11 am, meeting at the Jean-Jaurès Metro exit. Speech by the organizations present. Convoking organizations: Mouvent de la Paix, CGT, FSU, Rally supported by La Libre Pensée, Friends of the Earth, PCOF

TOURS, FRANCE

For the Indre et Loire, a rally will take place in front of the prefecture of Tours on 9/25 at 10:30 am with the filing of a motion and speeches. At the same time, an initiative of the movement takes place on the Loches market (very busy) on Saturday September 18 and we are associated with a solidarity initiative on Friday 24 in Tours in support of women in struggle and to have the return of a mission humanitarian aid in a Greek camp with Kurdish refugees.`

VALENCIENNES, FRANCE

Valenciennes : International Day of Peace
3 meetings of the Valenciennois Committee
– Friday September 17 7 p.m . : Meeting around the film LA THIRD GUERRE
– Saturday 18 – 5 p.m. film JOSEP
– Tuesday 21 – 6.30 p.m. Place d’Armes Valenciennes GATHERING

VENISSIEUX, FRANCE

Venissieux : International Day of Peace
-17h00 place Ennemond Romand – planting of a ginkgo bilboa (tree of peace) in the presece of children from the Maisons de l’enfance Moulin à vent and Ernes Renan
-17h45 foyer Vaillant Couturier – Madame Mayor will sign the “Mayors’ Appeal” for signature by France of the Treaty for the Interdiction of Nuclear Arms

VILLEJUIF, FRANCE

Villejuif : Promoting peace together- September 21, 18h around the Olive Tree of Peace, instead of City Hall in Villejuif. Speech by Mouvement de la Paix. Speech by the Mayor

BERLIN, GERMANY

For the United Nations World Day of Peace (September 21), several thousand people are demonstrating in Berlin today, Saturday. Under the motto “Give peace a dance”, the demonstration with music trucks and DJs is to begin at 2:00 pm at the Brandenburg Gate and move to the Victory Column. 15,000 participants are registered for this “World Peace Day Berlin”. A human chain through the city is planned for lunchtime, it should be part of a long chain on the subject of human rights from the North Sea to the Mediterranean. This is to draw attention to the fate of drowned refugees.

REMSCHEID, GERMANY

Remscheid, Germany : Concert on the International Day of Peace. The Palestinian-Syrian pianist Aeham Ahmad achieved international fame in 2014/2015 through his performances in the Yarmuk refugee camp. One as a “pianist in the rubble” during the civil war in Syria! He now lives in Germany. Aeham Ahmad inspires the audience at his numerous concerts with the intensity of his songs and the virtuosity of his piano playing. His concert on September 21st on the International Day of Peace begins at 7 pm (admission from 6 pm) in the Lenneper monastery church, combined with a reading from “And the birds will sing”.

WEEZE, GERMANY

On the occasion of the peace day on September 1st, the Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge (VDK) is organizing its first virtual peace run. The municipality of Weeze is happy to take up this action and, together with the athletics department of TSV Weeze, is calling for citizens to take part. . . . “How much you walk is up to you to decide for yourself, it’s about actively working for peace”, informs Georg Koenen, Mayor of Weeze. Participants can choose between routes over five, ten and 20 kilometers. How they cope with the distance is up to them: whether walking, running or jogging. The route can be chosen freely. The VDK Weeze would like to work with the supporters to convey the message of peace and send the signal that peace in the world is important. 

ATHENS, GREECE

World Peace Day was established by the United Nations in 1981 to spread and promote the ideals of peace and non-violence among nations. Flux Laboratory Athens chose this day to honor the universality and sensitivity of the work of Mikis Theodorakis, who passed away on September 2, passing into eternity as a musical symbol of peace and democracy. Drawing on the song “We are two”, choreographer and dancer Markella Manoliadis invited 20 dancers to work together in a separate performance intended for the public space. Today, Tuesday, September 21, at 18.30, they will unite to dance in Agia Irini Square as a symbolic act open to the public. (Click here for video)
      “We are a vast, deep river that is constantly deepening, that is constantly widening and enriching as it moves towards this endless, wide sea, which is global cooperation in a world of peace.”
Mikis Theodorakis

CASTELPETROSO, ITALY

“The last twenty”, an international event organized by the “Village of peace” is an initiative born from the need to give a voice to oppressed countries, communities and minorities, too often relegated to the role of invisible realities in the eyes of the ‘greats’ of the earth, with the aim of starting a path of knowledge, encounter and dialogue so that common international practices and policies can be improved. The events are organized in four days, between 17 and 20 September, between L’Aquila, Sulmona, Agnone, Castel Del Giudice and Piana dei Mulini, places that come alive for reasoning and comparisons in eight thematic tables. Everything will culminate on 21 September with the Peace March in Castelpetroso , on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. “The Last 20” represents the cry of young people, political, religious and civil society representatives together with heads of state, ambassadors, communities of African diasporas and international associations in response to the G20, scheduled for 30 and 31 October 2021 in Rome.

FORMIGINE, ITALY

On the occasion of the World Day of Peace, which will be held tomorrow, Tuesday 21 September, at 6.30 pm at Villa Benvenuti (via Sassuolo 6) in Formigine, the meeting entitled “Take care” will be held with Guido Barbera, President of Solidarity and CIPSI Cooperation; Matteo Gandini of the diocesan Caritas of Reggio Emilia-Guastalla; father Massimo Ramundo, collaborator of Nigrizia magazine and Giulia Martina Bosi, Councilor for Formigine Sustainable City 2030. The event, organized by the La Locomotiva Foundation, includes choreography by the Balancé Dance School.

NAPLES, ITALY

Naples : Live in Villa di Donato. On the occasion of the presentation evening of the 2021/22 Program which will be held on Tuesday 21 September 2021 at 9 pm, the guests of the Villa will be involved in a “world vision” experience with the concert of the cellist Irina Solinas “Ecotonos”. . . . In fact, Solinas’ performance is part of the world day for peace organized by the UN. A 24-hour marathon broadcast worldwide on 21 September, this year dedicated to the value of music. As a musical ambassador, the Como-born artist has traveled entering into relationships with different cultural ecosystems: from North Africa to Persia, from India to China, from Polynesia to the Americas. From these experiences “Ecotonos” was born: a performance that speaks of integration and exchange through music, approaching, with a message of joy and hope, a topic that is more relevant than ever. At Villa di Donato it will therefore be possible to enjoy the live concert and in the national premiere, just as the complete event is broadcast over the air, accompanied by a video story,

REGGIO CALABRIA, ITALY

The Commission for equal opportunities, peace, human rights, international relations and immigration of the municipality of Reggio Calabria, with the president Lucia Anita Nucera and the Alzaimer Reggio Calabria Association “Romana Messineo”, and the president, Lina Lizzio, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace and World Alzheimer’s Day, communicate the multicolored lighting of the Aragonese Castle on 20 and 21 September in order to raise awareness of the two important anniversaries that testify, the first to the need for a common commitment to guarantee research and the maintenance of peace between peoples and the second, to remember the importance of continuing and increasing research on diseases, but also of giving support and support to the relatives of Alzheimer’s patients who live in a difficult situation.

SAN MARINO

On the Centenary of the Soroptimist Foundation, the Club of San Marino, adhering to the invitation of the Soroptimist Europa (Sie) ‘Planting trees for a brilliant future’ , celebrates the anniversary with the planting of a tree (a Carpino, Carpinus betulus ) and with the laying of a stone, placed in the Giardino dei Liburni, in the heart of the historic center of San Marino City “.. . .The ceremony, which “will be held on Tuesday 21 September at 5 pm “, will be “accompanied by the lighting of candles , a Soroptimist ritual that every club is invited to perform from 21 September to 2 October”.

ALCOBENDAS, SPAIN

For yet another year, Alcobendas has joined the commemoration of the International Day of World Peace with an act that has been held at the Peace Bell Pagoda. . . . With the performance of the Inharmonic choir and a minute of silence in memory of the victims, the event began with the participation of the Mayor of Alcobendas, Rafael Sánchez Acera (PSOE); the Japanese Ambassador to Spain, Kenji Hiramatsu; the president of the Pablo Horstmann Foundation, Ana Sendagora, and the president of the World Association of the Peace Bell in Spain, José Manuel Rodríguez. The mayor called for a planet “in which the right to peace is recognized by and for all people.” Subsequently, several members of the Council for Children and Adolescents spoke, asking for the collaboration of adults to achieve world peace. After the ringing of the bell, the act ended when the children of APAMA and the rest of those present deposited origami cranes in the pond as a symbol of harmony, respect and peace.

NAVARRA, SPAIN

The General Directorate of Peace, Coexistence and Human Rights, of the Department of Citizen Relations has organized, for yet another year, a concertto celebrate the International Day of Peace, which will be on Sunday, September 19 at 7:00 p.m. in Baluarte. With this concert, the Government of Navarra wants to show its commitment to promoting a culture of peace and contribute to a plural and democratic society without violence, which addresses its problems and disagreements through dialogue, respect and the shared search for solutions. Under the direction of Carlos Etxeberria Alonso, In Tempore Abesbatza-Coro & Ensemble will offer the work “Jubilate Deo”.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – PEACE MARCH

– September 18: March in Geneva, along the Rhône, associated with Jai Jagat and the NGO THe Meal.
Depart from the Batie woods to the Parc des Evaux.
Meet at 9.45am at Bois de la Bâtie, below Sadara.
– September 21: Meditation for Peace at 6 p.m. in the Ariana Gardens, in front of the UN, near the statue of Gandhi.
We will have the pleasure of welcoming Sofia Stril-Rever who will guide us for a meditation around Peace in the world.
Sofia is the French biographer of the Dalai Lama.

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

The 9th edition of the Geneva PeaceTalks will be held on Tuesday 21 September 2021. Livestreamed from the Palais des Nations in Geneva, the event is organised under the United Nations’ official theme for the International Day of Peace: “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World”. Through short talks, eleven speakers from different walks of life and different parts of the globe will tell their stories, sharing their tangible learnings and ideas drawn from their experiences in the fields of climate change, dance, education, health, music and peacebuilding.

SAXON, SWITZERLAND

Saxon: peace week at school. The primary school and the municipality’s Integration Commission are organizing activities, culminating in a meeting with parents on September 21.

ANDOVER, UNITED KINGDOM

Andover Trees United has once again been invited by the Jane Goodall Institute Roots & Shoots programme to host this year’s main UK event in Andover with a procession in Harmony Woods on Tuesday, September 21.. . . The event will be attended by representatives from the Jane Goodall Institute UK Roots & Shoots team, local dignitaries and some of the businesses who have funded the ATU project, now in its 10th year of tree planting. Tuesday’s procession begins at 9.45am with a walk through the Diamond Wood and will culminate in Harmony Woods, where a commemorative tree will be planted, peace doves hung from trees and messages written on shards of wood left by the woodland classroom build.

BEDFORD, UNITED KINGDOM

The UK’s first Armistice peace podium has opened in Bedworth – as a special gift to the people of the town that does not forget. The podium stands proudly on Rye Piece Ringway and will be used as the saluting base for the town’s historic Armistice Day parade. . . . Standard bearers, veterans, dignitaries, the Lord Lieutenant of Warwickshire Timothy Cox and film director Ken Loach gathered for the special unveiling ceremony earlier today (September 21) – chosen as it is World Peace Day.

BELFAST, UNITED KINGDOM

Belfast, Great Britain, We are setting up and running a Nonviolence Gallery for the week.

EDINBURGH, UNITED KINGDOM

Edinburgh : An evening of music, film & debate with Yemeni artists & human rights defenders exploring how art & culture contributes to peacebuilding. The first Geoffrey and Elisabeth Carnall Award Lecture 7.00pm – 8.30pm Tuesday 21 September featuring:
– Radhya Al-mutawakel, Yemeni human rights defender and chairperson of Mwatana Organisation For Human Rights – the recipient of the first Geoffrey and Elisabeth Carnall Peace Award – will join us live from Yemen to talk about the human rights situation in her country.
– Shatha Altowai, Yemeni visual artist and Saber Bamatraf, Yemeni self-taught pianist and composer (both IIEE – Artist Protection Fund Fellows) will introduce their documentary film ‘Voice of the Rainbow‘.
Kate Nevens will talk about the report she co-authored ‘Broken People can’t heal a nation‘ which is about the importance of the arts in peacebuilding in Yemen.

HENLEY, UNITED KINGDOM

On Tuesday September 21, a “Making peace with out planet walk” will take place, starting at 10.30am from the Friends Meeting House in Northfield End and finishing at the Peace Tree in Mill Meadows. The walk will be led by the Henley Quakers to mark the UN International Day of Peace and will be conducted in silence. Everyone is welcome to join.

Africa: International Day of Peace

FREE FLOW OF INFORMATION .
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A survey by CPNN

The following 36 events in 19 African countries include those listed in Google during the week of September 21-28 this year under the key words “International day of peace” and “Journée internationale de la paix.” The events also include some listed on the facebook page for the International Cities of Peace.

About 52 events are listed on the maps of One Day One Choir and Montessori schools singing for peace, but there is no indication which took place this year and which took place only in previous years.

For events in North Africa see the page of events in the Arab States .


Kinshasa Forum of Media Professionals

Here are excerpts from the articles.

AFRICAN UNION

Message from the Commissioner for Political Affairs, Peace and Security on the commemoration of the International Day of Peace. Fellow Africans, like the rest of the world on 21 September every year, the African Union (AU) observes the International Peace Day, dedicated to strengthening the ideals of peace. This 39th commemoration indeed, presents an occasion for us to reflect on the progress made in the unwavering commitment of African leaders to work towards the achievement of Aspiration 4 of the AU Agenda 2063, namely, a peaceful and secure Africa, a Continent where the idea of Silencing the Guns shall be engraved in the minds and the hearts of each and every African. It also calls for further reflection, notably on the challenges impeding the sustainability of peace in our Continent. . . We therefore encourage our Member States, AU Organs, RECs/RMs, civil society and all African citizens and the diaspora to scale-up their work towards peacebuilding, to promote a culture of peace in all forms through cultural and artistic expression that contribute to the respect of human rights, diversity, solidarity and the rejection of violence as well as hate speech towards building peaceful societies.

COTONOU, BENIN

English International School. We celebrated World Peace Day at school on Friday, 20th September. Under beautiful skies, our march over to the school field was symbolic. Sitting down on the grass, in the formation of the peace symbol, we observed a minute of silence. Some of the poems that the children wrote on that day are now on display in the school hall. Our reflections and prayers go out to those who are suffering because of lack of peace for various reasons. (with photos)

BAMENDA, BUEA, GAROUA, KUMBA, MAROUA, NGAOUNDERE AND YAOUNDE, CAMEROON

For this year’s U.N. World Peace Day (September 21), thousands of Cameroonians have called for a cease-fire between the military and separatists. People who marched in several cities and towns said they were tired of burying civilians caught up in the fighting. But the conflict is not likely to end soon. The song, “We want peace,” by Cameroonian performer Salatiel blasted through speakers in Yaounde, capital of the central African country, on 2021 World Peace Day. In the music, Salatiel says Cameroon needs immediate peace without which the entire country will sink into ruins. Esther Njomo Omam, director of the non-governmental organization Reach Out Cameroon, organized the rally. She says Cameroonians should give peace a chance. . . Similar peace walks took place in Buea, Bamenda and Kumba, all cities in western regions, where armed separatist groups are active, and the northern towns of Maroua, Garoua and Ngaoundere, all close to Cameroon’s border with Nigeria, the site of many incursions by the militant group Boko Haram. . . The government said a majority of people who took part at the peace walks were women affected by the crises. Some of them said they lost family members in the crises.

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON

l’Unesco will train 1800 young people to resolve cross-border conflicts. The announcement is from the Director of UNESCO Central Africa on the occasion of World Peace Day which is being celebrated on September 21, 2021. . . . Today’s ceremony was attended by the Minister of Youth and Civic Education Mounouna Foutsou, the Director of the Unesco Regional Office for Central Africa, Mr. salah Khaled and human rights representatives in Cameroon as part of the week of activities organized in Yaoundé jointly with MINJEC. . . The celebration of the International Day of Peace will also have been marked by a training of residents of the National Football Academy, followed by a match of football. So many activities that bring hope to young people.

MAO, CHAD

The Livelihood Improvement Project in Western Chad (PAMELOT / GIZ), in partnership with the student ambassadors of peace from Kanem, initiated a day of peace in Mao on September 21. . . . The prefect of the Kanem department, Brahim Alifa Ali, representative of the governor, presided over the ceremony at the meeting room of radio Ndjimi. He explained that this day is in line with the policy of the transitional government and urged community leaders, religious, young people, associations and groups to play their role in the framework of peaceful cohabitation and peace. . . This day was marked by the presentation of poems and sketches, as well as talks and debates on peace.
 
BENI, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The Congolese government, its partners and the youth must each play their part in order for peace to return to the Beni region. This is what the Youth Parliament supports in a declaration made public this Tuesday, September 21 on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. For the president of the Youth Parliament, Katembo Sekanabo Samule, the young people of North Kivu must dissociate themselves from the armed groups so that peace reigns: “We launch a vibrant appeal to all young people in the province of North Kivu to dissociate themselves from the armed groups in order to make possible the return of peace and security in our region. Finally, remaining consistent with the values ​​that drive us, we remain convinced that young people remain a major and important and important partner for the return of peace. And let us ask that everyone play their role in accordance with their regular attributions, finally to hope one day for a lasting peace ”.

BUKAVU, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

September 21, 2021: In the Democratic Republic of Congo, a country faced with different forms of insecurity that undermine peace and stability especially in its eastern part, several messages are sent to this effect by various personalities and organizations working for peace, as is the case by Patient Bashombe Matabishi, national coordinator of Community Dynamics for Social Cohesion and Development (DYCOD-RDC).

KALEMIE, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The Press and Youth were called upon to take over from MONUSCO’s actions in Tanganyika province. This appeal was launched jointly by MONUSCO and UNFPA during a press conference held Monday, September 20 at the MONUSCO / Kalemie base. An activity organized as a prelude to the International Day of Peace which brought together MONUSCO and UNFPA in partnership with the NGO AFRYAN. It is the Collective of Journalists Committed to Peace and Development (CJPD) and the Youth of AFRYAN that MONUSCO and UNFPA have targeted in this press conference in order to sensitize the Press and Youth to the peace and the fight against the Coronavirus in a province that the United Nations Mission intends to disengage next year.

KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

MONUSCO’s Strategic Communication and Public Information Division (SCPID) held a forum for discussion with the media on September 21 in Kinshasa. photo: Training of media professionals in the framework of the Peacebuilding Forum.

KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

The International Day of Peace, celebrated on September 21 of each year was the perfect opportunity for the executives of the Convention for the Republic and Democracy (CRD) to bring together the women of the party, according to different federations of Kinshasa, to talk to them the importance of peace in the Democratic Republic of Congo. . . In this dynamic of popularizing the message of peace to all, the two party executives announced soon the holding of a large meeting which will take place in one of the municipal stadiums of the city-province of Kinshasa.

GABON

Under the theme “Getting up for a more equitable and sustainable world”, the International Day of Peace was celebrated across the world on September 21. In Gabon, the Christian Peace Observatory (OCP) has joined this international movement to promote a culture of plural peace. . . ” This day in 2021 comes in a particular context which leads us to understand peace in a more global sense in connection with the Sustainable Development Goals “, declared Pastor Rostand Essono Ella, one of the panelists. While anti-Covid measures are still relevant in the country, he recommended that the government not use Covid-19 to violate human rights and individual freedoms.

NAIROBI, KENYA

Brief video – The above is from Dandora Nairobi Kenya East Africa. Very happy celebrating international peace. Joyful children with smiling faces

BREWERVILLE, LIBERIA

A local nongovernmental organization, Center for Peace and Education joined the rest of the World in recognition of the International Day of Peace through a grand parade and indoor program spreading messages of peace. . . The one-day event took place in Brewerville at the Alfred Billy Curtis Hall with the theme “Spread Peace not COVID”.

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BAMAKO, MALI

Mali is organizing on September 21, 2021, an official ceremony of the International Day of Peace in Bamako, under the high patronage of the Special Representative of the Secretary General of United Nations El-Ghassim Wane. . . . At least 378,000 internally displaced persons were registered in Mali during the current year. . . The special representative of the UN Secretary General recalled that all these displaced people are not at home and therefore cannot contribute to the development of their communities, much less to the recovery of the crisis situation that Mali is going through. “It is therefore up to us to work together to achieve the commitment that our Heads of State and Government have made to transform our world through the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union Agenda 2063, “the Africa we want” ”, declared Alain Noudehou, Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General of the United Nations within the Integrated Mission. of the United Nations for the stabilization of Mali (MINUSMA). . . For his part, Alhamdou Ag Iliyène, Minister for Malians living abroad and African Integration said: “By celebrating this day, we know that we will have to rebuild the peace, which we have lost in recent years”. As a reminder, Mali has been facing a security crisis since 2012 fueled by separatist claims and terrorist attacks, particularly in the north, center and south of the country.

MAURITIUS

An art competition on the theme ‘Women for Peace’ and accentuating the role of women in the peacebuilding process was launched, this morning, by the Minister of Arts and Cultural Heritage, Mr Avinash Teeluck, in Port-Louis. The competition is a joint endeavour of the Ministry with the Rotary Club of Beau Bassin-Rose Hill in the context of World Peace Day 2021 which is observed globally on 21 September.

MAURITIUS ROTARACT CLUBS

In view of the International Peace Day celebrated annually on the 21 September, the Rotaract clubs of Mauritius met today at Sophie Nature Walk for Tree Planting, trail, Meditation session by Mrs. Prema, hug a tree to transfer the pure energy and forming a Human Peace sign that symbolizes Peace all around the world, one of the Rotary Axes. A strong connection to the natural environment enhances emotional well-being and alleviates negativity that is being experienced during tough times in COVID pamdemic. (with photos°

ROSE BELLE, MAURITIUS

Sunfield City School
Video of student celebration of world peace day

NIAMEY, NIGER

The High Authority for the Consolidation of Peace (HACP), a Nigerien institution working in the search and consolidation of peace throughout the national territory, in collaboration with several partners including the UNDP, celebrated this day of September 21 through the organization of a popular cross in Niamey. At the launch of the competition, the starting signal was given by Minister of Youth and Sports Mr. Sékou Doro Adamdou in the presence in particular of the Secretary General of the HACP and his deputy as well as the representative of the UNDP, there were many athletes Nigeriens for having responded to the call of the HACP to run or roll in the name of peace in Niger and around the world. The popular cross concerned the able-bodied but also those with disabilities, particularly locomotor in several categories. The HACP specifically invited junior and senior runners (Men), runners (ladies) but also disabled cyclo crossers (men and women) who competed in courage for the cause of peace, in front of a large audience who made the trip to the General Seyni Kountché stadium (SGSK). . . . The event ended with a release of doves for peace and the presentation of various prizes to the winners of the various races. Mr. Yahaya Adié announced that in addition to the popular cross country, the HACP is also organizing a football match between the students and the Defense and Security Forces at the GSK stadium.

NIGERIA

The West Africa Net­work for Peacebuilding (WANEP) – Nigeria, a Non-govermental Organ­isation (NGO), has called on Nigerian government to recognise and promote the role of women in peace building activities to fore­stall peace and security in the country. The National Network Coordinator, Chief Mrs. Bridget Osakwe, made the appeal while mark­ing the 2021 World Peace Day, with the theme: ‘Re­covery Better for an Eq­uitable and Sustainable World’. Osakwe said women had been playing important role in stabilising the soci­ety, starting from the home.

ABUJA, NIGERIA

The director-general, Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, Dr. Bakut T. Bakut, has disclosed that the Institute had concluded arrangements with some stakeholders to achieve a ‘ceasefire’ or ‘silent the guns’ in some Nigerian communities. Addressing a press conference to herald the 2021 International Peace Day in Abuja, Bakut also called on all Nigerians to work assiduously to return peace to the country.
. . Bakut said the Institute was working with stakeholders to advocate and sensitize parties in violent conflict across the country on the need to observe a ceasefire on the day and adopt a non-violent approach to resolve conflict. To achieve this, he stated that five of the institute’s newly created peace-building zonal offices will be fully engaged in their various locations on the Day.

AGODI, NIGERIA

International Day of Peace Lecture and Award ceremony organised by African Foundation for Peace and Love Initiatives, AFPLI, in collaboration with Joint Communities in Bode Kumapayi, Agbala Itura, Ibadan will take place on September 21, at House of Chiefs Parliament Building, Agodi, Ibadan. Tagged “The Road to a Lasting Peace,” the event will bring together hundreds of security experts, traditional rulers, religious leaders and community heads. It will feature lecture, security fund raising, book and award presentations.

BENIN CITY, NIGERIA

Organization: Faculty of Peace. Action: Conference with notable speakers that will dwell on the Topic “Nigeria’s Unity: Dialogue as a pathway “, At the event we will also be looking at the chronicles of Sectarian Agitations in Nigeria.

TARABA, NIGERIA

As part of events to mark this year’s World Peace Day, the Dephee Peace and Community Development Initiative (DPCDI) on Tuesday organised a sensitisation session for school children and other stakeholders at the at the Raddai Metropolitan school Jalingo. The Executive Director of DPCDI Mr Bulus Daniel Dauda said that the initiative was to ensure that the culture of peaceful coexistence was inculcated into the younger generation at the early stages of their lives. ‘As we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic this year, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, more equitable and inclusive, sustainable and healthier.

RÉUNION

La Réunion: On September 25, meeting at 10 am Saint-Paul Cimendef – climate march

CASAMANCE, SENEGAL

Several activities are planned in the region of Ziguinchor (south), Tuesday and Wednesday, for the celebration of the International Day of Peace, in a context of calm, clashes between the Senegalese armed forces and the rebels becoming more and more rare. The Platform of Women for Peace in Casamance (PFPC), the most active organization in the celebration of peace, is carrying out a “mobilization and sharing” campaign in Brin on Tuesday. “Getting up for a more equitable and sustainable world” is the theme of this event planned in this village located on the outskirts of Ziguinchor. An “inaugural speech” on peace and security will be delivered by Deputy Cheikh Tidiane Gadio, director of the Pan-African Strategy Institute, in the presence of the administrative authorities of the region. Several community organizations, youth associations, technical and financial partners will take part in this event.

SEYCHELLES

As part of activities to mark the International Day for Peace which falls tomorrow, Tuesday September 21, 2021, the International Day of Peace Committee (IDPC) of Seychelles organised a collection of non-perishable goods/items at the STC hypermarket. The commodities and monies collected will be used in good faith by the Seychelles Red Cross for the ones in need and the most vulnerable of our society. . . The other activities of the IDPC of Seychelles up to Peace Day 2021 will be a live SBC Radio AM programme today at 10 am and on Peace Day tomorrow . . . A Peace Talk with students from the Youth Hostel Peace Club at 3pm at the UniSey (Anse Royale) campus.

SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA

Learners of Curro school have released a peace song to mark International Day of Peace, which is normally celebrated today. Titled Peace Song, it is based on the original Peace in Our Land song, which was written in 1992 and produced by Sello “Chicco” Twala and featured many music stars, including Brenda Fassie, Thandeka “PJ” Powers, Nana Coyete, Mzwakhe Mbuli and Yvonne Chaka Chaka. Through the song, Curro High School learners use their voices to encourage South Africans to continue spreading the message of hope, encouraging them to stay positive during this difficult time.

WARRAP, SOUTH SUDAN

International Peace Day was an opportunity for communities from the conflict-ridden Tonj North county in Warrap, South Sudan, to come together in a commemoration organized jointly by state authorities and the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS). This significant Day was marked by the handover of a newly constructed prison and courthouse in Warrap town. Speaking at the event, Anastasie Nyirigira, Head of the UNMISS Field Office in the state accentuated the importance of the new facilities. ”This prison and courthouse will provide a much-needed boost to rule of law here and ensure that justice is delivered swiftly and promptly, while suspects are treated with due respect to their human rights. There can be no peace without justice,” she stated. . . Women, men and youth representatives spoke about their individual efforts to build peace from the ground up: Providing sanctuary for displaced individuals, refraining from retaliatory measures against other communities, and bolstering community policing efforts to protect civilians.

TANZANIA.

Tanzania Peace Legal Aid and Justice Center is joining other peace stakeholders to communicate the International Day of Peace as a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace. (with photos of the celebration).

LOME, TOGO

The Togo branch of the West African Network for Peacebuilding and the Pan-African Research Circle on Security, Peace and Development formalize their framework of collaboration. The two organizations sealed their partnership through an agreement signed on September 21, 2021, on the occasion of the celebration of the International Day of Peace. The objective of this signature of agreement is to give an official character to the collaboration and to the academic, educational, scientific and expertise exchanges between the two contracting parties.