Europe: International day of Peace


A survey by CPNN

We list here 274 events in 12 European countries that were listed 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.

Many cities and towns in France, like Morlaix in this photo, were mobilized by the Collectif de 21 septembre


More than 100 school classes from all over Austria took part in the “Peace Doves” campaign initiated by UN peace ambassador Jane Goodall this year and made small and large peace doves for this day. The action was intended to call on people to get involved in a peaceful coexistence. Students from the secondary school in Aspach under the direction of Andrea Kraxberger also took part in the campaign and gave wings to their longing for peace with pigeons they made themselves.


Over 100 school classes from all over Austria took part in the “Peace Doves” campaign initiated by UN peace ambassador Jane Goodall this year and made small and large peace doves for this day. Thousands of “Peace Doves” will fly around the globe on the UN World Day of Peace this year too. Pupils from the Lambach Commercial Academy under the direction of Ms. Gertrude Wurm also took part in the action and gave wings to their longing for peace through many handcrafted doves.


September 21 is the International Day of Peace, decreed by the UN to “promote the ideals of peace”. On this occasion, we (la Coalition belge contre les armes nucléaires. ) propose to the towns and municipalities of Belgium to fly the peace flag on official buildings. Again this year, when we commemorate 75 years of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the campaign focuses on nuclear weapons and calls for a Belgium without nuclear weapons, in a world without nuclear weapons. 159 towns and municipalities are participating in the campaign:

Aarschot, Amay, Andenne, Anhée, Anzegem, Arendonk, Assenede, Aubange, Avelgem, Awans, Beernem, Beerse, Beersel, Begijnendijk, Beringen, Berlaar, Berloz, Bever, Bilzen, Bocholt, Boechout, Bonheiden, Boom, Borgerhout, Bredene, Buggenhout, Chaudefontaine – Embourg, Clavier, Couvin, Damme, De Panne, De Pinte, Deerlijk, Deinze, Diepenbeek, Diksmuide, Dilbeek, Dour, Edegem, Eeklo, Engis, Erpe-Mere, Essen, Eupen, Flobecq, Genappe, Gent, Gerpinnes, Haaltert, Hannut, Havelange, Heist- op- den Berg, Herk-de-Stad, Herne, Hoeselt, Holsbeek, Houthalen-Helchteren, Huy, Ichtegem, Ieper, Incourt, Ittre, Izegem, Kalmthout, Kampenhout, Kapellen, Kasterlee, Koekelare, Koksijde, Kontich, Kortemark, Kruisem, Kuurne, Laakdal, Lanaken, Lede, Lendelede, Lennik, Leopoldsburg, Leuven, Libramont-Chevigny, Liedekerke, Lievegem, Lille, Lint, Lo-Reninge, Lummen, Maaseik, Manage, Marchin, Mechelen, Meise, Melle, Menen, Merelbeke, Merksplas, Meulebeke, Momignies, Mons, Neufchâteau , Nieuwerkerken, Nivelles, Ohey, Opwijk, Oreye, Ottignies-Louvain-La -Neuve, Oudenburg, Oudsbergen, Oud-Turnhout, Paliseul, Pepingen, Philippeville, Poperinge, Profondeville, Putte, Quaregnon, Ramillies, Ravels, Rebecq, Retie, Riemst, Rijkevorsel, Ruiselede, Saint-Ghislain, Saint-Nicolas, Schelle, Seraing, Sint-Niklaas, Spa, Stabroek, Staden, Stekene, Tellin, Tenneville, Ternat, Tessenderlo, Thuin, Tielt, Torhout, Trooz, Veurne, Viroinval, Vosselaar, Wachtebeke, Waimes, Wavre, Wellen, Wemmel, Wervik, Westerlo, Wetteren, Wezembeek-Oppem, Wingene, Wortegem-Petegem, Zedelgem, Zoersel, Zonhoven, Zulte et  Zwijndrecht.


In the context of Peace Week organised by UN-Youth Finland, Tampere UN-association TAYK ry is very happy and proud to share with you this event : Gender, Institutions and Peace .  
The seminar will be followed by a workshop session scheduled for September 24th of this year in TAMPERE, so next week (From 10 a.m until 3p.m) !  The event will explore and challenge the role of gender in peace making from an intersectional perspective. We will hear from CMI, UN Women, researchers in Peace and get the chance to be yourself also active while asking questions and participating in Katariina Haapea’s workshop based on Beijing +25 declaration.


Exceptional video conference “International Day of Peace”
The national collective “En marche pour la Paix” which is at the initiative of the March for Peace on Saturday 19 September as part of the International Day of Peace, invites you to attend a videoconference this Friday 18 September of 6.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
It will be the expression of the diversity of currents of thought and of the organizations which participate in the international day of peace and the marches for peace.
To participate in this conference which will take place using the Zoom tool, just click on the following link on Friday from 6.30 p.m.:
No password needed.


Peace Day at the Allée de l’Eglantine Park in Achères. The Peace movement is pleased to invite you this Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 10:30 am for the day of peace. On this occasion, a glass of friendship will be shared. You are cordially invited to confirm your presence with the association Le Mouvement de la Paix before Thursday, September 24


March for peace and climate – Celebration
Date (s): 19/09/2020 – 21/09/2020 Time (s): 2:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

In Angers, the event will start on Saturday September 19 at 2:30 p.m. from Place Lorraine (tree of Laïcité) to reach Place de la Paix.
With speeches, songs and music, and a glass of friendship.
Celebration. On the theme: Shaping peace together. Solidarity, cooperation between countries, between sectors, between generations are necessary. Get through this pandemic, heal the planet, transform and dream of a world of justice, peace. Monday September 21 , 6.30 p.m., Peace Monument, Place de la Paix, Angers


As part of the International Day of Peace, for three weeks, from September 8 to 27, an exhibition of five artists on the theme “Cultivating Peace” is held, Maison Tholosan 5 rue Gabriel Péri in Bandol. We organize in the same premises, a floral workshop (3 times a day) on September 21, inner peace sessions on various days, and musical entertainment around the raffle draw on September 27 in the afternoon.


38th Rando de la Paix
Departure from the Stade des Allées car park.
Friendship drink on arrival: seasonal fruits, bernache and wine of honor
Application of the sanitary rules in force.
The hike is organized by the Mouvement de la PAIX du Loir et Cher: 06 30 95 52 91.


The Boulogne-sur-mer Peace Movement is organizing its annual gathering at the Peace Tree in Boulogne sur mer, at 11 a.m. this Saturday, September 19, 2020.


Exhibition on the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize at the Brive media library from September 22 to October 10: The annual exhibition of the Corrèze Peace Movement  pays tribute to  Abiy AHMED , Ethiopian Prime Minister and 2019 Nobel Peace Prize winner. 


Within the national framework of the  Marches for Peace, social justice, human rights, climate and nuclear disarmament, a rally will be held on  Saturday, September 19 at 10:30 am on the forecourt of the town hall of Cahors. A walk will lead the participants to the Tree of Peace, the  Ginkgobiloba,  respecting barrier gestures. Sponsors of this action include: CGT, Mouvement de la Paix, EELV, Snuipp / FSU, SUD education46, ATTAC Lot, Libraithèque / Le Droit à la laesse, ETM 46, Génération.S, France Insoumise, Les Amis de l ‘ Huma, LDH, PCF, Safeguarding the Lot Valley, GADEL, We want poppies, Yellow Vests,  Registration Center for Citizens of the World of Cahors, Ensemble  and Amigrants.


Planting of a Peace Tree on Saturday September 19 at 10 a.m.
Joint initiative of the Town Hall and the Peace Movement.
The city engages, with the flag of peace at the town hall and in front of the schools. Also two exhibitions: Climate and Peace, Women Ambassadors of Peace.


At the call of various organizations and citizens, a rally “for peace and against climate change, for social justice and human rights, for nuclear disarmament” will take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020, at 10 h, in front of the Departmental Resistance and Deportation Memorial, Square Charles de Gaulle, in Châteauroux (Indre)


The South Cornwall committee (29) invites the local population to celebrate the International Day of Peace by attending an “Aubade à la Paix” on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 11 am, at the Esplanade des Halles de Concarneau.


International Day of Peace Monday September 21, 2020 at the Poudrière d ‘EMBRUN.
From 10:00 am: Opening of the event with presentation and schedule of the day!
10:00 am Doors open to the public. Videos and music in a loop on a giant screen, internet connection with various events all around the world.  
12h00 Peace Bell and a time of silence observed around the world. Expressions of pacifists.
2:30 p.m. Piotr Chyc Classical Jazz! …
5:00 p.m. Presentation of the PEP (Peace Education Program)
6:00 pm Join poets Doug Rawlings and Richard Sadok for a virtual poetry event. Each poet will share their original poetry with a brief discussion and the opportunity to ask questions after the readings.
7:00 p.m. Meal break   
9:00 p.m. Dizzy Gilagio (hat for musicians)
Many other surprises await you! …                                                                                           
Free entry with compulsory health measures
Contact: / 06 77 75 72 73


Rally for peace. International Day of Peace: Gathering in Epinal at 10 a.m., in front of the war memorial, Place Foch (opposite the prefecture) followed by a meal, then a training session on the fight for the abolition of nuclear weapons from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. At the call of Vosges for peace and all the Lorraine peace movement committees


Gathering on September 21, 2020 at 5.30 p.m. at the foot of the olive tree rue des Résistants in Equeurdreville,  then we will head to the statue of the Monument aux Morts  (one of the only monuments with the epitaph “Cursed be war”) and we our route will end at Place Mandela, still in Equeurdreville.


Several associations came together to respond to the call of the Peace Movement and organize a “March for Peace” in Foix. Meet at FOIX, Allée de Villotte, Saturday September 19 at 10 a.m. Several members of the Ariège Peace Movement will march towards the prefecture. Different activities have been agreed because it is also the “heritage day” and one of the associations will visit the city on the places of memories of the Resistance which are also historical heritage.
Guided tour: “the emblematic places of the Resistance in the town of Foix” , meeting under the market hall opposite the alleys of Villotte Saturday 19 at 10 am and Sunday 20 at 3 pm .At the call of the Ariège organizations: Mouvement de la Paix, 4ACG, ACAT, ADECR, AFMD, ATTAC, CGT, Couserans Palestine, EELV, FI, FSU, LDH, NPA, PCF, SNUipp-FSU, Solidaires, UFAL, and Ms. Taurine Deputy and Mr. Larive Deputy.


The 2020 Peace Day invites itself to the festive meetings of the Halle Roublot. This edition will highlight the initiatives of val-de-marnais actors and actresses of solidarity who act in our territory or beyond our borders. This departmental event will reflect on the construction of a sustainable and peaceful society for a united and responsible world. Come and share this moment at the Halle Roublot, 95, rue Roublot in Fontenay-sous-Bois.


As a member of the association “Mayors for Peace” bringing together municipalities from all over the planet, which act to suppress nuclear weapons, overcome differences and promote tolerance and peace, the City of Gentilly celebrates the International Day of Peace every year. international. . . As part of the International Day of Peace 2020, a screening of films dealing with peace and acceptance of the other will be organized for children in recreation centers on Wednesday 23 September. In addition, the training, put in place for municipal officers on non-violent communication, is continuing in order to allow the municipality to maintain a privileged link while remaining at the service of the inhabitants of Gentilly.


Peace march. Departure: Place St Bruno, in Grenoble (in front of the small amphitheater) at 10 a.m.
Arrival: Place Lavalette (in front of the new museum)
This March of Peace, which is part of the International Day of Peace on September 21, decided by the UN 20 years ago, will be repeated that same day in dozens of cities in France, as well as in many foreign countries.
It intends to demonstrate the will for peace which drives many of our fellow citizens, in France and elsewhere. Isère does not intend to be outdone of this fine ambition, undoubtedly the noblest of all.
This march also aims to put pressure on our government to sign (finally) the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TIAN) adopted by a majority of States in 2017, but snubbed by our country until then. All that is needed is the signature of six countries for this treaty to have binding legal force at the international level. Now is not the time to relax our civic effort …
The more of us there are on this occasion, the greater will be our political force.
We will be free to bring the banner of our imagination, or even our favorite musical instrument.
Naturally, in doing so, we will respect all the prophylactic rules imposed by the current epidemic: protective masks, distancing; we will occupy all the space that will be suitable for this purpose.
The office of the Isère Peace Movement Committee


Monday, September 21 is the International Day of Peace, celebrated every year in Grigny by a race, a festive and unifying moment. This year, due to special sanitary conditions, these initiatives cannot take place. So on this day of international celebration of peace, discover in
our video those who bring it to life and transmit its message to Grigny, City for Peace.


Gathering around the Olive Tree of Peace in the Jardin Jean Giono (next to the church) to commemorate the International Day of Peace together,
with the participation of the Restoublons choir. With the Laragne-Vallée du Buëch committee, in partnership with the municipality.

March and dance for peace
Date (s): 09/19/2020 Time (s): 3:00 p.m.
In La Rochelle (17) we are organizing a march on September 19, gathering at 3:00 p.m. under the Duperré statue. We have adopted again the visual of Coco which we liked well here, among other general communications. The walk will be musical, dancing, with a young talented artist.


Rally for peace. Meeting on the Place Napoléon in La Roche sur Yon, Saturday September 19 from 10 am to 12.30 pm. At the call of the Vendée committee of the Peace Movement.


September 21, 2020: Inauguration of the Place de la Paix.
November 11, 2020: Peace ceremony performed by children.


Dans le cadre de la Journée Internationale de la Paix 2020 :
MARCHE POUR LA PAIX au Havre, Samedi 19 septembre, 16 h / place de l’Hôtel de Ville.
(Trottoir proche du Théâtre de l’Hôtel de Ville). Rassemblement à partir de 15h30.
À l’appel de : Le Mouvement de la Paix, l’ARAC (Association Républicaine des Anciens Combattants), Femmes Solidaires, l’AHSETI (Association Havraise de Solidarité et d’Echange avec Tous les Immigrés), la LDH – section du Havre (Ligue des Droits de l’Homme), ATTAC (Association pour la Taxation des Transactions financières et pour l’Action Citoyenne), l’AFPS (Association France Palestine Solidarité), Artisans du Monde – Harfleur, le CERASIH (Collectif Et Réseau des Associations de Solidarité Internationale de la région Havraise), Le Cercle de Silence, Un Camion citerne pour les Sahraouis, le collectif Solidarité Syrie, l’AHCP / MNCP (Association Havraise des Chômeurs et des Précaires /Mouvement National des Chômeurs et des Précaires), l’UIS CFDT du Havre , l’Union Locale CGT du Havre , la FSU (Fédération Syndicale Unitaire), SUD Solidaires, Ensemble !, le PCF (Parti Communiste Français), la France Insoumise, le NPA (Nouveau Parti Anticapitaliste), EPLH (Ecologie Pour Le Havre), le collectif « Nous voulons des Coquelicots », la Libre Pensée, l’AMH (Association des Musulmans du Havre), … Amnesty International (en observateur)


Rally for peace : At Le Mans, gathering at 3 p.m. Place de la République, September 19, 2020.


Façonner la paix ensemble
Date(s) : 20/09/2020 Heure(s) : 11 h 00
Rendez- vous dimanche 20 septembre 2020
Parvis du théâtre – place du 11 novembre à partir de 11H
Poésie, témoignages, chansons et musique avec les musiciens présents !
« Chemin de paix » sur la grille du jardin devant la mairie, rue Fassin.
Expressions de toute sorte, poèmes, témoignages, …
A l’initiative de : Artistes pour la paix, Bâton de parole, Mouvement de la paix
Avec le soutien de ARAC, ACCA


Gathering with our partners on Monday September 21 at 5.30 p.m. on the Esplanade Bargemon to celebrate the International Day of Peace and demand a general ceasefire.
We will address the 8 points of the culture of peace and each organization will speak in its chosen field, the objective being to show the coherence of our commitments in favor of a world that will allow the emancipation of all humanity.


In Morbihan, the International Day of Peace takes the form of a rally in Hennebont at 4 p.m., square de la Paix Parc de Kerbihan at the call of the Peace Movement, CIMADE, ATTAC, AFPS, FSU , the CGT, the PCF.


March for peace
Date (s): 09/19/2020 Time (s): 6:00 p.m.
March on Saturday 19 in the streets of Montmélian (73) with sound system for songs and slogans, banners, flags, signs with slogans…. Meet in front of the media library.
For the information of the population, we have produced an invitation flyer which places particular emphasis on “for the children of the planet, let’s make peace together”.
Peace education action.
On September 21, four municipalities (Montmélian, Chamoux sur Gelon, Châteauneuf and Coise-Saint-jean-Pied-Gauthier and teachers responded positively to our proposal to create flower beds or gravelettes in the shape of a dove.


The committee of the peace movement of North Finistère as part of the international day of peace is organizing a rally on September 19 in front of the town hall of Morlaix from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with speeches and the 26 September from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in Brest at the war memorial at the top of the rue de Siam.


The Nièvre committee (58) is organizing a march in Nevers – the route of which has just been validated by the Prefecture – for peace: Gathering on September 19 at 3:45 p.m. Quai de Mantoue: stop rue Marguerite Duras / speech around the anniversary of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki‌, arrival at Place de la Charta / speeches around the anniversary of the appeal of Stockholm and of the UN treaties including the TIAN.


March for Peace in Nice, Place Garibaldi, Saturday September 19 at 3 p.m.
Organized by the Mouvement de la Paix des Alpes Maritimes, under the aegis of the National Collective “On the march for peace”, within the framework of the International Day of Peace.
“Together, let’s march for Peace, social justice and human rights, Climate and nuclear disarmament! ”

PARIS, FRANCE – vigils

In addition to those of every 1st Friday of the month in front of the Ministry of Defense, a cycle of vigils takes place every 2nd Wednesday afternoon , from 4.30 p.m. to 6.00 p.m., Place St Michel in front of the Fontaine. The staging is that practiced in front of the ministry, in silence, in black, with white masks and an ICAN banner. People who can come are invited to let me know before each vigil: 06 87 30 31 69 (preferably by SMS)


Rally for peace. Gathering Place de la République in Paris, at 3 p.m.
Animations, speeches and human chain on the program!

PARIS, FRANCE – concert

On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the pianist Natalie Weidann the composer Jean Avy and his wife Lyubov are pleased to invit you to a concert-lecture on the theme of peace.

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To celebrate the International Day of Peace, the Mouvement de la Paix in partnership with the “Louis Barthas” circle and the municipality of Peyriac Minervois, is organizing a peace rally on Sunday, September 20 at 11 am in the peace garden in Peyriac Minervois. After a parade to the Place de la Liberté, in front of the communal center, we will meet to share a moment of conviviality with the glass of friendship.


In Rennes, the September 19 march will start at 3 p.m. from Place Charles de Gaulle (near the metro). Also, on Saturday 12, participation in the festival of humanity 35 with a stand and an intervention of the Peace Movement. And Monday 21, Place de la Mairie in Rennes: Exhibitions of banners and meeting with the population at Place de la Mairie, distribution of flyers on nuclear disarmament from 21 to 26 towards universities. Friday 25 Place de la Mairie: meeting with the population, signing of the TIAN petition.


Rochecolombe is organizing a March for Peace for the 3rd year, on Saturday, September 19, starting from La Repara-Auriples. New course, 4 km, departure from the town hall at 2:30 p.m., glass of Peace on arrival.


This year, again, the students of Saint Martin-La-Meanne have participated in the International Day of Peace, 21, September, proposing exhibits on peace-makers around the world. They have honored the strggles of Jean Jaures, Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King in the presence of their families, the town and Christane Combe, representative of the Mouvement de la Paix in the Correze. The event was finished around refreshments offered by the Town Hall.


Gathering on Saturday, September 19 at 3 p.m. Porte St Vincent in St-Malo. This is the 4th call from the Saint Malo Peace Movement committee since the start of the year. The Peace Movement is now part of the landscape of the corsair city. This September 19 will be preceded by the presence of the Mouvement de la Paix on Monday and Tuesday September 14 and 15 in front of high schools and the IUT. We had a good response in 2019.We do not want Breton to be the home of the military. Innovation, new businesses are welcome but not to deploy the death and harmfulness of the capitalists at the helm.


Le Comité Nazairien du Mvt de la Paix organise une distribution de tracts le dimanche 20 septembre sur le marché central de St-Nazaire. Présence de nos militants avec les drapeaux arc en ciel. Contact :


In Saintes, on September 22, we will meet at the Arc de Triomphe, at 6 p.m. to talk about Peace and pay tribute to our former president, Simone Rinaldi, great activist, pacifist and humanist, who died 6 years ago – Committee of Saintes of the Peace Mouvement de la Paix


From September 21 to 25, the Department of Seine-Saint-Denis offers 3 debates to address the issues of peace in the world! Online events under the patronage of the French National Commission for UNESCO and in partnership with several NGOs, including the Mouvement de la Paix. More info on  (registration required and free)


At Toulon, the pacifist meeting and gathering will take place at 6 p.m. at the Parvis des Droits de l’Homme. A meeting will also take place in the morning from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.


A Tours, la marche pour la paix partira le 19 septembre 2020 à 15h de la place Jean Jaurès, suivie d’une chaîne humaine. 5 expositions se tiendront dans le péristyle de l’hôtel de ville de Tours. Demande d’audience auprès de la nouvelle préfète d’Indre et Loire.


On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the Mouvement de la Paix of Trappes and the nearby regions is organizing a “coloring animation.” Children and adults can come and color paper doves, cut them ou and put them on the olive tree of peace. At the corner of Rue Paul Lanevin and Rue Castiglione del Lago. From 16:15 to 18:00.


CONCERT for International Day of Peace
20/09/2020 at 3:00 p.m.
Le Quarto Theater, 5 rue Jean-Jaurès, Unieux


Date (s): 09/18/2020 Time (s): 7:00 p.m.
20th anniversary – International Day of Peace
Cinéma de l’Imaginaire in Douchy les Mines – Peace Movement Committee of Valenciennois invite you
Cine Debate around the film PETIT PAYS
A film by Eric Barbier from the book by young Gaël Faye published in 2017
Friday September 18 7 p.m . :  Imaginary Cinema – Douchy les Mines
Innocence and childhood in the face of history
In the 1990s, a little boy lived in Burundi with his father, a French entrepreneur, his Rwandan mother and his little sister. He spends his time doing the four hundred hits with his classmates until civil war breaks out, ending his childhood innocence.
Limited capacity – Reservation recommended


Member of the international network of “Mayors for Peace”, the City of Fontaine has been offering since 2011 the celebration of the International Day of Peace together, around a free intergenerational concert. With its explosive mix of hip hop, cumbia, dancehall, reggae, Cuban singer, flautist and percussionist, La Dame Blanche delivers a powerful and irresistible sound, where spirits invite themselves. Behind this character, inspired by legends from around the world, also present in the Cuban santeria, is revealed Yaite Ramos Rodriguez, daughter of Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos, artistic director of the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, who promises us a great musical celebration. and shiny!


Let’s promote peace together
Planting an olive tree of peace on the Pierre-Yves Cosnier esplanade
Speech by the Mayor and Alain Rouy
Two songs performed by a student of the Conservatory of Music, accompanied by an acoustic guitar
Cocktail in the City Council room


The German National Committee for Monument Protection (DNK), together with the German Association of Cities and other stakeholders, once again calls for a Europe-wide bell ringing on September 21, 2019, the International Day of Peace. The ringing of bells stands for peace and European cultural values, which are kept alive by the common cultural heritage. Many Protestant churches in the dean’s office in Bamberg also take part in the campaign and ring their church tower bells on Saturday from 6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.


Cologne Comedy Night. International Day of Peace. New peace strategy for Germany. See video


On World Peace Day , War Child Hamburg, with the support of numerous stars, are remembering the threatening situation in Lebanon, where people urgently need help since the severe explosion at the beginning of August! Revolverheld, Adel Tawil, Jeanette Biedermann, Johannes Oerding, Jan Plewka, Sotiria, Berge and many more. 


The city of Leipzig is participating in the Europe-wide ringing of bells on the occasion of the International Day of Peace on September 21 this year. From 6 p.m. to 6:15 p.m., the bells of the new and on the Goerdeler monument will ring in remembrance of the values of peace in Europe.


The press conference for the presentation of the celebration of the INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, scheduled in Latina on 21 September 2020, was held this morning in the town hall of Latina. The details of the artistic event, promoted by the “Fondazione Varaldo Di Pietro”, were illustrated and the UNESCO Club of Latina, with the patronage of the Municipality of Latina and which will take place at 6.45 pm inside the San Marco Park (entrance from via Aprilia). In particular, by the will of the Unesco and the Foundation, it was chosen to create a concert near the “Monument to Inclusion” dedicated to Eunice Kenendy Shriver, the first work of this kind in Europe, created by the “Varaldo Foundation Di Pietro ”and donated by it to the Municipality of Latina.
The event program, open to the public but with limited seating and in full compliance with anti-Covid security measures, includes a concert by singer Jennifer Vargas, accompanied by Davide Lemma (keyboards) Matteo Tozzo (bass) and Paolo Rubboli ( drums) and by the Phonema Gospel Singers choir. There will also be the extraordinary participation of Lorenzo Licitra, winner of X Factor 2017. Admission to the concert is free


Thirty-seven territorial initiatives that will take place simultaneously in as many municipalities in Sardinia, to celebrate the International Day of Peace proclaimed by the UN on the theme “Shaping Peace Together” (“We model peace, together”). The Service Center for Voluntary Service Sardegna Solidale promotes them for Monday 21 September , in the context of education for the world and for peace and in preparation for the 34th March for Peace in Sardinia scheduled for December . Here is a listing of the communities involved:
Cagliari, La Strada Association, via Cavalcanti 13, 5pm
Sassari, via Claudio Fermi 30 / A, 6 pm
Nuoro, Don Bosco Volunteers Association, via Einaudi 55 / A, 6 pm
Oristano, via Carlo Meloni 2 / A, 4 pm
Olbia, via Sirio 5, 7 pm
Macomer, largo Ciusa 5, 7 pm
Lanusei, via Umberto 54, 7 pm
Sanluri, via Pertini 16, 6 pm
Carbonia, via Liguria 69, 6 pm
Sinnai, via della Libertà 139, 7 pm
Gonnosfanadiga, Sacred Heart Parish Hall, via Veneto, 5 pm
Terralba, via Napoli 3, 7 pm
Arise, via Amsicora 3 / A, 5.30 pm
Orosei, 18.30
Bosa, via Carducci 10, 6 pm
Ozieri, Diocesan Seat of Caritas, via Azuni 6, 7pm
Alghero, Social Aggregation Center, via Sila, 7 pm
Tempio Pausania, via Stazione Vecchia 7, 11 am
La Maddalena, Oasi Serena conference room, via Silvio Pellico 21, 6 pm
Villacidro, Higher Education Cultural Center, via Vittorio Emanuele 15, 10 am
Perfugas, via G. D’Annunzio 1, 7 pm
Porto Torres, via Principe di Piemonte, 7 pm
Bonorva, Il Bello delle Donne Association, Piazza Sant’Antonio, 6 pm
Bono, via Cottolengo n. 7, 7 pm
Bitti, Piazza Asproni, 10 am,
Gavoi, Casa Maoddi courtyard, via Eleonora 51, 6 pm
Isili, piazza San Giuseppe, 6 pm
Ghilarza, via Sant’Antioco 42, 6 pm
Mogoro, via Manno 10, 6.30 pm
Quartu Sant’Elena, via Maldives 1, 6 pm
Senorbì, via Danubio 22, 6 pm
Ales, Corso Cattedrale 7, 6 pm
Samugheo, Flower Garden Association, via Veneto 9, 4 pm
Tortolì, via Temo 8, 6 pm
Ittiri, via Olbia 3, at 5 pm
Capoterra, via Montello 6, 6 pm


The World today marks the International Day for Peace, as stipulated by the United Nations. To mark this remembrance day, the Ministry for Gozo has organised a stunning lights installation in the Gholja ta’ Ghar Ilma, which is found in Santa Lucija.
The installation, which depicts a dove with an olive branch, was created by the locality’s fireworks committee and the Ministry for Gozo.


The association Agora Aveiro is back to street actions. This Monday, in order to mark the “International Day of Peace”, the members of the association promoted an action that consisted of placing 1,000 paper “tsurus”, small origami, in one of the most popular streets in the city, Rua dos Merchants. This intervention is related to the story of the Japanese girl Sadako Sasaki. Shee was only 12 when she died of the effects of her exposure to the Hiroshima atomic bomb. While she was hospitalized, she got to know the legend of the thousand “tsurus” and the wish she could see fulfilled. Sadako cultivated the hope that the gods would grant her healing and then went on to make origami. She died on October 25, 1955, before completing the thousand “tsurus”. Sadako turned out to be the symbol of the civilian victims of the nuclear war. “A child, like so many others, victims of a war she didn’t understand”, lament the elements of Agora Aveiro, in the information panel that accompanies the installation of the “tsurus”.


On September 22, 2020 the Maia City Council approved, in an executive meeting, the adhesion of the Municipality of Maia to the “Municipalities for Peace Movement” and, inherently, to the “10 Commitments for Peace”. The aim of this Movement is to expand the activity that is developed at the municipal level in promoting peace, particularly in the fields of education, culture and sport for peace. This informal movement was created in 2016 by a group of municipalities in partnership with the Portuguese Council for Peace and Cooperation (CPPC).


A year after being in Lesbos, Greece on the Frontex mission, Agent Paulo Resendes of the Local Command of the Maritime Police of Vila do Porto shared his experience in supporting refugees. Invited to speak at an initiative that took place this Monday evening, carried out by “Baú da Avò” in the context of the International Day of Peace celebration, Agent Resendes told his experiences in the first person.
A moment of reflection on refugee children and memories.


Central school in Donji Tavankut. On Monday, September 21, we marked the International Day of Peace. The students of our school, together with their class teachers, teachers and teachers, marked the day on the occasion: by reading texts that greet peace and writing messages of peace, emphasizing the importance of peace.


The Councilor for Celebrations, Pilar Ramírez, joined representatives of the Together for Peace association from Benalmádena today, Monday, September 21, to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Ramírez recalled that in 2019 the association created the Noble Peace Prize, an award that distinguishes peace, respect, balance and coexistence. “From here I want to provide all the support of the government team to maintain this award this year, even if it is in a different format,” the mayor announced. “Due to the circumstances of this 2020, we have not been able to do a special act on the occasion of the International Day of Peace as we have done in previous years”, lamented the president of Together for Peace from Benalmádena , Reme Herrero. The association’s secretary, Cristina Guerisoli, explained that the celebration of the second edition of the Noble Peace Prize was scheduled for November, “but everything will depend on the evolution of current circumstances.”


Since 2001, the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) established September 21 as the International Day of Peace dedicated to commemorating the ideals of peace of each people and nation. Yuyu wanted to join the celebration dedicating daily reflection to it.


The UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace at UJI celebrates the International Day of Peace on September 21 with the intercultural seminar “Making peace: a reconstruction of the history of the Master of Peace”, by the director of the UNESCO Chair of Philosophy for Peace, Sonia Paris. The seminar will take place at 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Doctoral School and will also be broadcast online.


The Alfonso García Chamorro school is awarded for the promotion of the culture of peace and coexistence in Andalusia. Students from the center distribute messages on the occasion of the Day of Peace in the municipality.


From Maspalomas, city Toraria of peace on Gran Canaria Island Spain we commemorate the International Day of Peace with Concepción Narváez Vega, Vicesecretaría General, PSOE (Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party)


For the International Day of Peace on September 19, 2020 in Tolosa province of Guipuzcoa in Spain at the invitation of TOPIC (TIC) – member of the “International Choral Federation and Europa Cantat” an international festival will be organized, an event of great importance with the participation of many actors peace, youth and local people. During this festival, the sung works will be put on a site and will be screened publicly.


Alternatiba Leman is organized this year, in support of the Jai Jagat World March, interrupted in Armenia, but still very present in our hearts as citizens of the world. Many marches will take place from France, to reach Geneva on September 26 for our Alternatiba Leman festival. A big associative meal will be offered by for all walkers. If you are available to help that day, the Meal organization is looking for volunteers! Our Greater Geneva committee will be present at the Peace and Non-Violence stands alongside the Non-Violent Communication associations, and the Peace and Non-Violence Collective, with whom we will share our stand. . . .Our Greater Geneva committee will be present in Meyrin on the evening of September 25, to welcome walkers from France and other regions.


On October 3, 2020, we will walk the common path of peace in the world. We will take to the streets for love, freedom and unity. Four countries will form a human chain of 230 kilometers, from Liechtenstein, Austria, Switzerland to Germany. With the Lake Constance tour, people will then connect for a common goal over a total distance of 230 kilometers. Our friends from South Tyrol and Italy will cross the Alps to our first meeting place in Vaduz. Our friends from France will also join the chain for the tour of Lake Constance.


In the UK, Andover Trees United has been the UK host of the UN Peace Day procession, which is organised by global youth organisation Roots and Shoots, founded by world-leading primatologist Dr Jane Goodall. In addition to planting the tree, the group hung paper doves, with messages of local children written on them, while a large dove puppet made of sheets was held up by the group’s members. Andover Trees United’s leader, Wendy Davis, said: “Unlike previous years, we can’t invite the hundreds of children and VIPs up to the woodland and to comply with Covid-19 restrictions we are having to do things a little differently.


St Paul’s With St Michael’s CE Primary School. On Monday 21st September SPSM joined the world in celebrating the International Day of Peace.  As ‘Peace’ is one of our Christian values, this day was very special to us.  Take a look at our photos and videos to see how we celebrated this special day.


Interfaith Peace Service for International Day of Peace 2020 …


Newbridge Integrated College. As part of International day of Peace on Monday 21 September, students will participate in a specially devised lesson during their LLW class.  The resources and plan have been devised by the CRED team as an extension of the forgiveness lessons pilot programme from Children in Crossfire that our Year 9 English and RE groups were involved in last term.   Dr Alan McMurray who moderated the pilot programme at the time was very impressed with our pupil engagement and the CRED team are pleased now to share the lessons with the whole school. We are also hoping to connect to YOUTH ACROSS THE PLANET as part of Peace Weekend 2020. At 12:00 Noon in each time zone on Monday, invited participants will observe a Minute of Silence, resulting in a “Peace Wave” around the world. 

Wales universities, UK


Today, on World Peace Day, every university in Wales has signed a Memorandum of Understanding, along with the Learned Society of Wales, the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol and the Welsh Centre for International Affairs, leading to the establishment of Academi Heddwch Cymru. Academi Heddwch Cymru’s aim is to extend Wales’ strong tradition of peace-making and peace-promotion. By developing and coordinating an independent community of researchers in related fields, Academi Heddwch Cymru will work to place peace firmly on the national agenda. On the international stage, it will become part of a global network of peace institutes.


As well as participating in a global initiatives to create ‘paper cranes’ marking #PeaceDay2020 with WCIA (Welsh Centre for International Affairs) and UNA (United Nations Association) Exchange’s youth volunteering partners worldwide, the International Day of Peace will also be marked by 2 exciting new projects looking to the future: the launch of Academi Heddwch, a Peace Academy network for Wales; and the start of a new research programme into the ‘History of Welsh Internationalism‘ between WCIA, Aberystwyth & Swansea Universities, and the Academi Heddwch network. The Peace Cranes initiative that WCIA and UNA Exchange are participating in alongside our global partners in the International Volunteering Alliance, CCIVS and UNESCO, is inspired by the story of Sadako Sasaki – a child survivor of the Hiroshima Nuclear Bomb on Japan. Sadako set out to create a thousand paper cranes, wishing for a world without war – but following her death from radiation poisoning in 1955, children (and adults alike) have continued her wish worldwide to this day.
Members of the WCIA team and volunteers each created cranes to form a colourful sculptural ‘flock’ reflecting WCIA’s peace pathways – 7 themes of internationalist action (remembering war, opposing conflict, offering sanctuary to refugees, championing women and equalities, building international solidarity, inspiring future generations, and working in collaboration).