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Europe: International Day of Peace


A survey by CPNN

We list here 297 events in 17 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 France, there were events in 53 departments, over half of all those in the country, and in Belgium there were events in 123 municipalities.

In addition to these, over 300 events are listed on the maps of One Day One Choir and Montessori schools singing for peace, but, with the exception of 12 schools listed here that were new this year, 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.

Zaragoza, Spain

Here are excerpts from the articles.


ST. PÖLTEN: International Day of Peace. Visualizing the meaning of peace – that’s what the Erasmus+ project “Odyssey of Peace” was all about. Upper school students from the secondary school for applied arts in Sofia, the Elisabeth Selbert comprehensive school in Bonn, Bad Godersberg and the Eybnerstrasse student center in St. Pölten researched the concepts of peace, pacifism and civil commitment to social justice in a three-year project. . . . The diversity team of the city of St. Pölten encourages people to think about and think about social justice through their work and regular actions in public spaces.

VIENNA: On the occasion of the United Nations’ International Day of Peace tomorrow, September 21st, Rural Youth Austria invites you to a press conference and presents its Austria-wide focus topic for the next 3 years, projects that have already been implemented and planned: “Rural Youth – Next Generation: focused , motivated, future-oriented.” Young people are growing up in a time of multiple crises (pandemic, war, climatic changes). For rural youth it is clear that pointing out problems does not create solutions. With over 90,000 members throughout Austria, as the largest youth organization in rural areas, the Rural Youth has the power to revitalize rural regions and actively shape the future.


PEACE DAY WEBSITE: The United Nations proclaimed September 21 as the “International Day of Peace” to encourage all initiatives aimed at “promoting the ideals of peace”. On this occasion, we invite the cities and municipalities of Belgium to participate in this UN appeal by hoisting the flag of peace on the municipal building(s). This initiative is a campaign of the Belgian Coalition against nuclear weapons. Here is the list from the map of the 123 participating cities and municipalities in 2023: Aarschot – Amay – Anhée – Anthisnes – Anzegem – Awans – Assenede – Bassenge – Beersel – Begijnendijk – Berlare – Bever – Bocholt – Boechout – Borsbeek – Bouillon – Brakel – Bredene – Chievres – Chimay – Couvin – Damme – De Panne – Deerlijk – Deinze – Dessel – Diksmuide – Ecaussinnes – Engis – Erpe-Mere – Estaimpuis – Fleurus – Gavere – Geetbets – Genk – Gent – Gerpinnes – Haacht – Halle – Ham-sur-Heure-Nalinnes – Hamont-Achel – Hensies – Herk-de-Stad – Herne – Herstal – Herzele – Heusden-Zolder – Heuvelland – Holsbeek – Houffalize – Houthulst – Ieper – Ittre – Jodoigne – Juprelle – Kapelle-op-den-Bos – Kapellen – Kasterlee – Koekelare – Kontich – Kortessem – Kruisem – Kuurne – Laarne – Lanaken – Lede – Lennik – Leuven – Lierde – Lommel – Lummen – Maaseik – Manage – Marche-en-Famenne – Mechelen – Meerhout – Merelbeke – Meise – Messancy – Mettet – Moerbeke – Momignies – Mouscron – Nazareth – Nieuwerkerken – Nieuwpoort – Nivelles – Oostende – Oud-Turnhout – Peer – Peruwelz – Pittem – Plombières – Poperinge – Putte – Quaregnon – Raeren – Riemst – Rijkevorsel – Roeselare – Rouvroy – Ruiselede – Saint-Léger – Sambreville – Schelle – Sint-Lievens-Houtem – Sint-Niklaas – Soignies – Spa – Steenokkerzeel – Tessenderlo – Thuin – Tielt – Vilvoorde – Viroinval – Wachtebeke – Wanze – Wavre – Westerlo – Wichelen – Willebroek – Wingene – Wortegem-Petegem – Ypres – Zele – Zelzate – Zemst – Zulte


NICOSIA: The International Day of Peace Run 2023 is funded by the European Union, organized by UNDP in coordination with OSASG-Cyprus under the auspices of The Technical Committee on Culture with RUNITE and will take place in the old city of Nicosia. The run will consist of an 8km course, with the route passing through renowned landmark streets of Nicosia. The run will promote a culture of running and a healthier lifestyle while also underscoring the importance of common heritage sites in fostering peace and unity.


ACHERES 78): International Day of Peace. Exposition Climate and Peace. Expositions, Exchanges, Quiz. September 20 Maison des Jeunes, September 21 Multimedia Library

AJACCIO (2a): We in Corsica will gather on September 21 at 6 p.m. at Place Abbatucci in Ajaccio with PER A PACE and other island associations to form the human chain to demand peace again and again.

ALBI (81): In Albi this Saturday, September 23, 2023, a graphic and musical route will take shape from the kiosk and the statue of the bust of Jean Jaurès in the national garden to the Place du Vigan. Exhibitions of posters, posters, poetry, drawings, texts, leaflets, documents on the UN – and development objectives – on NATO, call for petitions for the TIAN (Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) and against LPM (Military programming law) Repertoire of songs to share, social, struggle, pacifist, festive with Sylviane BLANQUART and a “Ephemeral Choir”, carried on the barrel organ, from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. With the support of the unions UD-CGT, FSU Tarn, SOLIDAIRES Tarn.

ALENCON (61): On the occasion of the International Day of Peace which is celebrated on Thursday September 21, 2023, the local committee of the “Peace Movement” will hold an information stand installed on the Alençon market, Place de La Magdeleine. , between 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

ANGERS (49): Let’s get together Thursday September 21, 2023 PLACE de la PAIX in Angers From 6 p.m. We hope to be numerous. To silence the weapons. The voices of peace must be the loudest! 4 ACG, Seeds of Citizens, Peace Movement

ANNECY (74): Rally for peace, 09/22/2023, 6:00 p.m., at the Annecy prefecture.

AUBERVILLIERS (93): The Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative & Cities of World Music invite you to celebrate Peace Day.
2:30 p.m. • Round table. Attend a debate between experts on the theme “Peace and development: the keys to a better future? »
4:30 p.m. • Participatory dialogue. Take part in a time of constructive discussion on living together and maintaining social cohesion
6 p.m. • Forum theater. Become an actor in an interactive show orchestrated by the OMJA and Yes Akademia associations
8 p.m. • Concert ~ Gheilan. As part of the Palestine Connect project led by the French Institute of Jerusalem , in partnership with Arabesques , the Institut du Monde Arabe and the Rocher de Palmer. The Gheilan group is made up of three brothers whose mother is from the West Bank and his father from Jerusalem. They see music as a way to connect with themselves and others.

AUCH (32):
Mobilization for Peace Day. In this sense, in the department of Gers and more particularly in its capital, the peace movement, the association of mayors for peace and around ten Gers associations signatories of this action in favor of peace, call at a pacifist rally on Thursday September 21 at 6 p.m. at Place de la Libération in Auch.

AUDINCOURT (25): Fun and family-friendly, this annual event is linked to the International Day of Peace celebrated around the world. Thursday September 21 at Espace Japi
4:40 p.m. Musical time by the Francas, followed by a speech in front of the Tree of Peace on the media library esplanade
5 p.m. Fun workshops on the media library esplanade
7 p.m. “La lue” concert refreshment bar and on-site catering with the support of Audincourt’s charitable and cultural associations.

BANDOL (83): On the occasion of World Peace Day, inauguration of the “friendship bench” offered to the City by Kiwanis Bandol Sanary Sud Sainte Baume. This colorful bench, installed in the school yard, makes it possible to identify children who are in difficulty at school, to avoid all possible pressure in the yard, and to detect as quickly as possible children in distress, who tend to isolate themselves. Children who feel isolated can sit on this famous bench, as a cry for help. These comrades can thus join him to help him, to listen to him.
Location: Octave Maurel elementary school.

BEZIERS (34): Inter-union call from Béziers , rally for peace on Thursday, September 21, 6 p.m., Place David d’Angers, Beziers.

BLOIS (41): The FSU 41 joins the Peace movement of 41 and calls for participation in departmental initiatives for the International Day of Peace. In the department, these initiatives take place in two stages:
Thursday September 21 at 5:30 p.m. Carrefour de la Résistance in Blois for a rally and a campaign.
Sunday September 24, from 7:30 a.m., 41st Peace Walks. Several routes are possible. Departures from the Allées stadium in Blois.

BOLLENE (84): Henri-Boudon College joined forces with the International Day of Peace. Photo of 700 students and their teachers in formation of the peace sign.

BOURGES (18): Program for the International Day of Peace, September 21
5 p.m. Peace Circle
5:30 p.m. Convivial Drink
6 p.m. Concert by Laura Mauger, Place Gordaine

BRIVE (19) March for the climate organized on Friday September 15 at 2:00 p.m. at the Arsonval high school in Brive by the Brive/Tulle branch of the national collective “Fridays For Future”.
Gathering on September 21: Brive at 10:30 a.m., in front of the Tree of Peace, Parc de la Guierle
on September 22 at 7:00 p.m. at the volunteer house, a press conference of the Corrèze collective against the SNU will be held in which you are invited to participate
on September 23 , we will have a stand at the party of the PCF section of Brive (in Perrières)

CAHORS (46): The FSU, the CGT, the peace movement and France Insoumise announce peace day on the town hall square at 5:30 p.m.Thursday in Cahors.

CANNES (06): The Alpes Maritimes Peace Movement is organizing a Rally “For Peace throughout the world” Thursday September 21 at 7 p.m. in Cannes , at the Music Kiosk (Allées de la Liberté). We must implement the United Nations Charter, the UN resolutions on the Culture of Peace and the Sustainable Development Goals. With the support of local organizations: MRAP 06, LDH 06, Libre Pensée 06, AFPS 06, CGT 06, FSU 06, PCF 06, FI Cannes…

° September 21: Workshops for peace. Poems, messages, songs, frescos, origami for children. Town Hall.
° September 23: Exposition on Nobel Peace Prize and selection of books for peace. Octoave-Mirbeau Library

MORNING : 11AM – GATHERING IN FRONT OF THE JEAN JAURES MUSEUM. Speeches by the Peace Movement / Paloma-81 Committee.
AFTERNOON : 5 P.M. – 9 P.M. MEETING AT CAFE JEAN JAURES, boulevard Georges Clémenceau. 5 p.m.-6 p.m. / Presentation of the Peace Movement then screening of a film: “Puppetry in Culture of Peace”.
Discussions on the eight areas of action of the Peace Movement, a popular education association.

CHAMBERY (73): International Day of Peace. In Chambéry , a march will take place on Friday September 22 . It will start at the Espace Pierre Cot, at the Quai des Allobroges. The appointment is given for 6 p.m. cOrganized in Savoie by AFPS, ASEP, Alternatives et Autogestion, Cap à Gauche, CGT, EELV, FSU 73, La France Insoumise, La Libre Pensée, Le Mouvement de la Paix, the French Communist Party, and the Socialist Party 73, this demonstration will be an opportunity to march “for peace, the climate, nuclear disarmament, social justice, living together”.

CLERMONT-FERRAND (63): Calling for peace, around a hundred people gathered in front of the Clermont-Ferrand prefecture this Thursday, September 21 around noon, at the call of the CGT departmental union of Puy-de-Dôme, on the occasion of the Day international peace.

DIJON (21): As part of the International Day of Peace, the Unesco club in Dijon under the patronage of the French National Commission for Unesco is organizing a conference: “La Paz: what to do now? ” Three speakers: a UNESCO personality, the mayor of Audincourt for the association of mayors for peace, lieutenant-colonel Etienne Royal for the Ministry of the Armed Forces.

GENNEVILLIERS (92): A delegation of four Ukrainians, including Mayor Yuriy Bova, will be in Gennevilliers from September 20 to 23 on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. A public meeting is organized on September 21 at 7 p.m. at the Nelson-Mandela space.

GIEN (45): Peace Day. “We shouldn’t be far from a record,” jokes a demonstrator. Not in the same sense as during the major mobilizations where we were even able to exceed the 1,000 people mark in Gien, notably in March. On this rainy morning of Thursday, September 21, a very small group of fourteen people were motivated to come to Place Jean-Jaurès, against the backdrop of Renaud’s “Hexagon” by the enclosure of the local CGT union. “14, A figure sufficient to “form a football team”, smiles Alain Denis, the deputy secretary, who however puts things into perspective: “Basically, it is a demonstration for peace and against war.”

GRENOBLE (38): Peace march and conference-debate 09/22/2023 6:00 p.m. Rue Félix Poulat, opposite St Louis Church. Everyone can come with the banner/panel of their choice. And play the music that seems most appropriate to him. Peace must be a celebration…

GRIGNY (91): The City of Grigny is proud to announce Peace Week – 2023 Edition! An event dedicated to the promotion of the universal values of peace, harmony and solidarity. This edition, organized by the municipal services, in partnership with Mots dits Mots lus, Unicef France, Union Local des Anciens Combattants de Grigny, Amin-Théâtre Le Tag, the Constellation, the Judo Club de Grigny, Révolution Artistique and Coup de pouce; aims to recall the importance of peace in a world often and still today troubled by conflicts and tensions.From September 18 to 26, Grigny will be transformed into a real sanctuary of the Culture of Peace, hosting various activities for all ages. From conferences on peaceful conflict resolution to artistic workshops promoting intercultural understanding, concerts and exhibitions, as well as the testimony of Ginette KOLINKA, Holocaust survivor; this week offers a range of opportunities to celebrate our common humanity. In view of the weather, the Lantern Evening and the Live Peace concert will take place at 8 p.m. at the Sidney Bechet Cultural Center this Thursday, September 21.

GUERET (23): As part of the International Day of Peace on September 21, 2023, the Creuse Committee of the Peace Movement is organizing a rally at 6 p.m. in front of the Guéret Town Hall, in partnership with Amnesty International, the CGT, La Courtine 17 , the FSU , and Freethought. The gathering will be followed by a play, “La Folie Macroton”, a comedy written and performed by Cécile Duval, from the Théâtre d’Or (Espace Artistique des Martinats), at 7:30 p.m. at the Quincaillerie digital in Guéret.

HARFLEUR (76): The municipal youth council proposes for the International Day of Peace 2023, in conjunction with 4 other CMJs of the agglomeration (Montivilliers, Octeville, Rouelles and Fontenay) to organize “A peace march” on Thursday September 21 after school. The 15 young people from the CMJ are having t-shirts personalized for the occasion but will wear their elected officials’ scarves. A little original touch that you can note even from home if you can’t come: upon departure, the church bells will ring, symbolizing the bell of Peace. Musical entertainment will accompany the march which will be secured by the Harfleur municipal police.

HENNEBONT (56): As part of the international days of peace and for the total elimination of nuclear weapons, the peace movement is organizing a rally this Saturday, September 23 in Hennebont. Meet at 4 pm, Peace Square in Kerbihan Park (near the Maison pour tous), at the call of the national collective “On the Move for Peace”. In Morbihan, the Peace Movement, AFPS, LSR, Free Thought, Cimade, Attac, CGT, FSU, Solidaires, PCF, UDB, and Nouvelle donne are mobilized. Musical interventions and entertainment provided by the Kig Ha Fanfarz brass band will punctuate the event. Then a “peace march” will set off between Square de la Paix and Place Foch at 5:30 pm, before a drink offered by Ville Salle Chevassu.

LARAGNE (05): Celebration of the International Day of Peace in partnership with the municipality of Laragne and in the presence of the Les Restoublons choir on Thursday September 21 at 6 p.m. in the Giono garden in Laragne Creative workshops in partnership with the MJC of Laragne on October 4 afternoon

LE CREUSOT (71): The collective for peace and the children of the Le Creusot leisure center joined forces to carry out symbolic actions on the eve of the International Day of Peace (September 21). This morning, they scattered painted pebbles in the heart of the city and in the Verrerie park. People who find them can send a photo to the Facebook account @villeducreusot. This afternoon, at the leisure area, around fifty balloons were released. The children positioned themselves in the shape of the word PEACE before launching their balloon. They had previously attached a message of peace intended for whoever found him.

LE HAVRE (76): Rally for peace, 09/21/2023, 5:00 p.m. Gathering at the call of around fifteen associations, trade union and political organizations.
Thursday, September 21 from 5:00 p.m. Avenue René Coty, in front of the “Le Printemps” store. Gathering with short interventions, testimonies (an Afghan, a Syrian, a Ukrainian, a friend from Goma) interspersed with music, songs, reading of poems…

LIBOURNE (33): September 21: planting of a Tree of Peace in the courtyard of a school, poems said by the children, singing, in the presence of parents, exhibition of “Peace, children’s words and drawings” which will be a support teaching during the school year.

LILLE (59): As part of the Peace Marches, we are demonstrating in Lille (59) at 2:30 p.m. Place de la République with the collective against police violence on September 23. This collective joins themes of the Peace Movement.

LYON (69): As part of the “Memory and March of the World” conference cycle (3rd Edition ) and the International Day of Peace (2023 Edition), the UNESCO Chair “Memory, Cultures and Interculturality” is organizing a public conference on the theme: “THE UNITED NATIONS: A FOUNDING ACT OF A COMMUNITY OF DESTINY AND A STRATEGY FOR THE SURVIVAL OF HUMANITY ” September 21, 2023 (6 p.m.-8 p.m.) Amphi Mérieux A025, Catholic University of Lyon. Speaker: Roger K. Koudé
Holder of the Unesco Chair “Memory, Cultures and Interculturality” and Professor of international law at the Lyon Institute of Human Rights – Catholic University of Lyon.

MARTIGUES (13): Culture of Peace. International day of peace on Wednesday September 20, Ferrières garden.
15:00. Workshops of painting, design, origami and games for children. Writing messages of peace to attach to the peace tree. Sportive workshops.
17:00. Exposition of student productions on the theme, “Portrait of women”. Peace cafe animated by the Service Vie Associative
19:00. Dancing, singing, music, reading of poems and other surprises.

MARSEILLE (13): On September 21, Michel Dolot, president of the Peace Movement, calls for a large gathering of progressive organizations on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. The gathering will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Espace Bargemon. From Interview with Michel Dolet: “We are working hard to ensure that Benoît Payan, the mayor of Marseille, signs the call for cities to join the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), as did the mayors of Lyon, Paris, Bordeaux, Grenoble, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles. They call to protect their citizens from military nuclear fire and the only solution for this is to get rid of the weapons. The mayor of Marseille is very reluctant, he is inoculated with nuclear deterrence. We sent him several letters. Every time we meet him, we talk to him about it. We asked to meet him. He never answered us.

MONTARGIS (45): In front of the sub-prefecture of Montargis, nearly thirty demonstrators faced the rain accompanied by their slogan: “There is money to finance the war and the shareholders, not to finance salaries and pensions”.

MONTELIMAR (26): SEPTEMBER 23 “LET’S MARCH FOR A WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS” On Saturday September 23, ICAN France, the Movement for a Nonviolent Alternative, the Peace Movement and the Armaments Observatory will meet you in Dijon, Lyon, Paris, Montélimar and many other cities, for a large citizen and joyful mobilization.
° Devant la mairie de Montélimar.: Rally à 10h, le 23 septembre, organisé par plusieurs mouvements et associations de la Drôme et de l’Ardèche.

MONTMELIAN (73): International Day of Peace. On this occasion, marches will be organized over two days in the Savoie department. In Montmélian , the demonstration is scheduled for Thursday, September 21 , at 7 p.m. The meeting is at Place Albert Serraz. Organized in Savoie by AFPS, ASEP, Alternatives et Autogestion, Cap à Gauche, CGT, EELV, FSU 73, La France Insoumise, La Libre Pensée, Le Mouvement de la Paix, the French Communist Party, and the Socialist Party 73, this demonstration will be an opportunity to march “for peace, the climate, nuclear disarmament, social justice, living together”.

MONTPELLIER (34): Peace Week
Monday 18/09 8 p.m. Film La Bombe et nous Cinema Diagonal, presentation and debate Michel Tali (ARAC)
Tuesday 19/09 3 p.m. Film My country manufactures SS weapons House of unions presentation Isabelle Cabeca (Mvmt Paix, Cgt)
Wednesday 09/20 6:30 p.m. Conf. Debate Global geopolitical upheavals: new challenges for Peace and disarmament
Thursday 09/21 6:30 p.m. Rally for peace and disarmament Prefecture
Friday 09/22 6:30 p.m. Film Women facing missiles Cinema Nestor Burma presentation & debate Martine Ragonnet

MOULINS (03): Marche contre la guerre, pour la paix. Depart 17:30 from railroad station, marching to the Monument at Deportation Place. Speeches and pacifist songs.

NANCY (54): FOR A WORLD WITHOUT NUCLEAR WEAPONS: Saturday, September 23 – 13:00: march “for a world without nuclear weapons” from Charmois Park to Simone Veil Square where we will find the march for Social Justice, for public liberties, against racism and against police violence at 14:00. Organized by the Collective for Nuclear Disarmament 54, with the @TAG, the Movement for Peace 54, the MIR and Moc Nancy

NANTES (44): Mouvement de la Paix calls for mobilization on Tuesday September 26, 2023 to celebrate the International Day of Peace with “a world without nuclear weapons”. Meet at 5:30 p.m. at the corner of rue de la Barillerie and cours des 50 otages, in Nantes. Also a conference “Can we resist war propaganda?” September 29 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., at Manu with the participation of Anne Morelli, historian, professor emeritus at the University of Brussels (ULB) and author of “Elementary principles of war propaganda”
and Yves Jean Gallas Member of the National Bureau of the Peace Movement, Coordinator of the collective No to NATO, No to War.

NARBONNE (11): This Thursday, September 21, European Peace Day returns. For the occasion, we will meet in Narbonne in front of the Labor Exchange for a conference/debate moment with Gilbert Garrel, National President of the CGT Institute of Social History, and Roland Nivet, National Spokesperson for Mouvement de la Paix.

NEVERS (58): Rally for Peace. GATHERING THURSDAY September 21 AT 6 P.M. IN FRONT OF THE PREFECTURE OF LA NIEVRE , with successive speeches, distribution of leaflets, signing of petition for the elimination of nuclear weapons, and peace drink under a banner with the colors of the Peace Movement .

NICE (06): On this Thursday, September 21, the International Day of Peace was honored in Nice. In the large living room of Villa Masséna, three personalities were rewarded for their peaceful acts. Catherine Camus, Mustapha Chérif and Jean-Pierre Raffarin are the three winners. The Emir Abd-El Kader Prize for “the promotion of living together and peaceful coexistence in the Mediterranean and in the world” was awarded. Catherine Camus, the daughter of Albert Camus devoted her life to managing her father’s work. The second winner for the southern shore of the Mediterranean is Professor Mustapha Chérif. The 73-year-old Algerian man of letters devotes his existence to interreligious dialogue, writer, philosopher and researcher in the human sciences. To close the ceremony, a former Prime Minister of the Fifth Republic was chosen to represent the north shore . Jean-Pierre Raffarin was first a European deputy then a senator. In 2002 he was appointed Prime Minister by President Jacques Chirac. The former president of Leaders for Peace proclaims that “no, peace does not fall from the sky, peace is work, it is an effort, it is a will, peace deserves that we do some efforts.”

NIMES (30): “Two things weigh on the future of humanity: the climate and nuclear weapons.” Yves-Jean Gallas, member of the national office of Mouvement de la Paix, warns of the need to establish ceasefires. For the International Day of Peace, activists from this association and members of the Communist Party gathered on the Square de la Couronne on Thursday, September 21. After the speeches, it was time for a meeting-debate at the circle of the future. Among the speakers was Humanité journalist Vadim Kamenka, by videoconference.

NIORT (79): David Bodin, departmental secretary of the CGT, spoke to around thirty peace demonstrators this Thursday, September 21, in front of the Niort court. ““We are gathering all over France and the world to denounce the war in Ukraine, the various putsches in Africa, the colonization of Palestine but also for peace, for water,” declared David Bodin, departmental secretary of the CGT. “ We do not tolerate weapons being used against demonstrators ,” he added, in reference to the anti-basin demonstrations. Despite the relatively low attendance, David Bodin added: “It has been some time since there was a peace rally in Niort. Every year, there must be more and more of us to win, together, this international peace.”

ORLEANS (45): A hundred people marched for peace in the streets of Orléans. For Pascal Sudre, general secretary of the CGT, the meaning of the gathering is “not unrelated to the alarming situation that the country is experiencing today: a explosion in prices as winter approaches, even though the government is putting 413 billion euros into armaments. Weapons to kill! Besides this, millions of people are on the verge of falling into poverty. poverty. We are heading straight for disaster, assures the activist. Charity associations are all calling for help. Families are cutting out meals. All the signals are red! And even if we often say that we are exaggerating, we at the CGT, this is a feeling that is shared by everyone!”

ORSAY, LES ULIS (91): Together let’s sow the seeds of peace education. LCR Tournemire, Avenue de Normandie opposite 17, Résidence de Tournemire, Les Ulis. From 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.: Come and participate in a brainstorming session on what Peace means to you.
At 5 p.m. we invite you to the participatory debate moderated by Mrs. Dea Drndarska Rety, co-president of our Committee around our four main speakers. It will end with a friendly drink.

PARIS (75): gathering Saturday September 23 on the Human Rights square at the Trocadéro, from 12 p.m. This Parisian gathering commemorates both the International Day of Peace (21st) and the International Day Against Nuclear Weapons (26th).

PARIS (75): At the workshop of artists in exile, 6 rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris, the international day of peace presented with the creative association NDPNDNT (Independent) will take place on September 21, 2023. Speeches and songs by aa-e artists.
• Stanislav Glazov (Russia) dystopian audiovisual show
• Mad Dim (Ukraine) live modular synth
• dOP (France) hip-hop, house, techno
The event takes place within the framework of “The week of Russian voices against the war”

PAU (64): Rally, 09/21/2023, 6:30 p.m., with other associations, in front of the Pau prefecture. Pyrenees Atlantic Committee of the Peace Movement

PERIGUEUX (24): The rally for Peace Day in Dordogne will take place on Tuesday September 26 at 6 p.m. in front of the Périgueux Courthouse.

PERPIGNAN (66): From September 18 to 24, 2023, the Cultures of Peace association is organizing a whole series of events against war and for nuclear disarmament in the Catalan country. First highlight: on Wednesday September 20, a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the creation in Céret, by Picasso, of the Sardana of Peace will take place at the city’s modern art museum. Another significant initiative, on Thursday September 21, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, a large human chain for nuclear disarmament will be formed at the stroke of 6 p.m. between Place de Catalogne and Perpignan station. During this week for cultures of peace, distinguished guests will be legion. Jean-Marie Collin, director of the French branch of ICAN (International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons, Nobel Peace Prize in 2017) will participate in a conference on Friday 22 at the Arago high school in Perpignan.

PEYRIAC (11): Celebrated on September 21 around the world, the International Day of Peace will be celebrated on Sunday, September 24 at the village. Meet at 10 a.m. at the Foyer des Campagnes for a pacifist breakfast followed by a debate on the theme “Peace and climate” led by an environmental specialist. On site, two exhibitions, one from Macif, the other from the Peace Movement. At 11:30 a.m., the organizers and Mayor Denise Gils invite the population to plant a tree for the climate in the Garden of Wells. The participants will then return to the foyer to listen to the president’s remarks and share an aperitif. At noon, those registered will sit down to a convivial meal which will be followed, at 2 p.m., by a concert of French songs given by the pianist Laetitia Jollet and the singer Alain.

QUIMPER (29): On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the collective for the prohibition of nuclear weapons 29 (*) invites you to participate in a “March for Peace”, Thursday September 21, at 6 p.m., in Quimper, from the Place Terre au Duc in the Peace Garden. This march is part of a major national day of action with marches and rallies throughout France for the abolition of nuclear weapons, a day supported by the ICAN France collective.

RENNES (35): On the occasion of the International Day of Peace 2023 and the UN International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons and as part of Tout Rennes Cultive la Paix and the call of the national collective “En marche pour la Paix”, you are invited to participate in the meeting/debate “How to build peace today” on Tuesday September 26, 2023, in Rennes at 6:30 p.m. at the Maison des Associations, Cours des Alliés.
Five brief introductions :
° Economy and Peace
° Nuclear disarmament, where are we?
° Climate and peace
° For a diplomatic solution to the war in Ukraine
° Struggles of young people in sub-Saharan Africa for peace

SAINT MALO, SAINT SERVAN (35): The Peace movement with the “get out of nuclear power” collective supported by the CGT, the FSU, the PCF, the FI, Femmes solidaires, the LDH… call on citizens, on September 24, to make Peace the news of the day in St-Malo.
° Demand peace in Ukraine and throughout the world because for its future, humanity has no other path than Peace.
° Demand the total elimination of nuclear weapons: Illegal under ° international law, nuclear weapons are dangerous, inhumane, morally unacceptable, financially costly (60 billion over 6 years for France), militarily useless, ecologically disastrous, ethically irresponsible.
° Demand the signing and ratification by France of the treaty banning nuclear weapons in force since January 21, 2021.

SAINT SAVOURNIN (13): Peace Festival, Sunday, September 17, Courtyard of the Town Hall. Pyramid of shoes with Handicap International. Exposition of paintings about peace. Signing petitions for peace. Concert at 17:00 in the Parish Hall followed by refreshments.

SAINT-ETIENNE (42): THE CGT Loire and other local actors are calling to participate in a peace rally organized this Thursday, September 21 at 6 p.m. at the corner of rue Aristide Briand and rue de la Paix with Place de l’Hôtel-de-ville . It is on the occasion of the International Day of Peace that similar gatherings are planned in many French cities at the initiative of the collective “ Marching for peace » bringing together 200 organizations. In Saint-Etienne, a human ribbon/chain for peace will be made up to the statue of Jean Jaurès, located at Place Jean Jaurès.

SARAN (45): International Day of Peace. September 20 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. On the program for this afternoon dedicated to the promotion of peace, numerous stands and activities offered by City services and local associations : The Peace Movement, Outstretched Hands, Le Rendez-Vous Solid’R, or the Typographic Workshop, which invites the public to visit. In total, around ten stands will offer activities in different forms; creative workshops, games, advice, exchanges, readings, culture. . . . Also, bags decorated with cards and messages of peace, made by the children of the Marcel-Pagnol leisure center, and which will be distributed to the beneficiaries of the weekly maraudes of the association “Les Mainstendes”. The entertainment will also be in full swing with a carousel (paid, €1 per ride, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Peace movement). This meeting will be notably punctuated bythe peace speech and a snack announced around 4 p.m. followed by a traveling show entitled “Criqu’à Cyclette”. Second highlight of this event , Tuesday September 26 at 10 a.m. (initially scheduled for Thursday September 21)
An olive tree “Tree of Peace” will be planted this year with the young students near the Bourg elementary school.

SEINE SAINT DENIS (93): The Department of Seine-Saint-Denis and the Network of Actors in the Culture of Peace and Non-Violence are pleased to offer you the program “Together, let’s cultivate Peace” listing Initiatives for Peace and non-violence organized on the occasion of the International Days of Peace and Non-Violence, September 21 and October 2.

SERGY (01): Concert of songs for Peace on September 22, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. at the Grange Verte de Sergy (01), with Myrtille Gillet, accompanied by her musicians Laurence Franco and Gyom. This event will be in partnership with the NGO Heartfulness which offers us a meditation at 8 p.m.

SOUVIGNY: Organ concert for the International Day of Peace Church of Souvigny organized and hosted by ACAT for the International Day of Peace.
2023-09-21 20:30:00 end: 2023-09-21 22:00:00. Church of Souvigny, 

TRESCLEOUX (05): Celebration of the International Day of Peace by the municipality of Trescléoux (05) in the presence of village associations and school students on September 21 at 11 a.m.

TOULOUSE (31): In Haute – Garonne, the undersigned organizations are calling for a GATHERING THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 21 at 6:00 p.m. – Metro Jean Jaurès Mouvement de la Paix 31, Libre Pensée 31, UD CGT 31, FSU 31, Solidaires 31, PCOF 31, PCF 31 , POI 31, EELV 31, MMF-Occitanie, CDK Toulouse, UPT, MRAP 31, France CUBA, Place Publique 31

TOURS (37): Thursday September 21 at 11 a.m.: press conference with the organizations working alongside us as part of the Peace initiatives
° Thursday September 21 at 7 p.m.: meeting with the Lochoise population at the “Mère Lison” associative bookstore (in Loches)
° Saturday September 23 at 3 p.m.: call to participate in the demonstration against all violence with our messages for Peace
° Tuesday September 26 at 6 p.m.: Place Anatole France in Tours, rally for peace and the elimination of nuclear weapons.

UNIEUX (42): Unieux Town Hall. Sep 21, 2023 8:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Concert with Didier Maurin present for 30 years on the most diverse stages. Find him with an eclectic repertoire mixing personal compositions and original covers on the occasion of the International Day of Peace on the Quarto stage.

VALENCIENNES (59): The Valenciennes marching for peace are also worried about the climate. The collective “En marche pour la paix” invites you to discover an exhibition which addresses the threat of global warming soon, at the Maison des associations. They are also organizing a march for peace, on Place d’Armes, on Saturday September 23 from 10:30 a.m.!

VANDOEUVRE-LES-NANCY (54): On Saturday, September 23, the March for a world without nuclear weapons took place in Vandõevre. A gathering that brought the participants together is in the Charmois Park under the Peace Tree that was planted by the Mayor. Indeed, the city is a signatory of the cities’ call for France to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TIAN). This is one of the 3 towns of Meurthe and Moselle that signed the call of cities; which is quite remarkable since few departments have multiple cities signatures. After the rally and a picnic in this beautiful park, the march joined the Protest against Repression and Police Violence. Two hours of walking, through the popular neighborhoods of Vandœuvre where we were very well received.

VENISSIEUX (69): Michèle Picard, Mayor of Vénissieux and Vice-President of the Metropolis of Lyon, the municipal team and Arlette Cavillon, President of the local committee of the Mouvement de la Paix will meet you like every year, on September 21 for the International Day Peace. Thursday September 21 At 6 p.m., Salle Duclos – Vénissieux Town Hall. Presentation of the Portrait for Memory exhibition by Claude Furmignieux. Conference on Palestine by Jérome Faynel (President of collective 69 in support of the Palestinian people), followed by discussions with the public. Exhibition by Mohammed Sabaaneh, Caricatures . Palestinian political cartoonist with often awarded talent.

VICHY (03): On the square in front of Vichy town hall:
2 p.m. information and discussion table on peace issues.
5:30 p.m. – rally against war and for peace.

VIGNACOURT (80): Thursday September 21 at 6 p.m. – concert and exhibition at the Vignacourt Center 14-18. Expo: Canvases of Remembrance. At the heart of immense cotton sheets, admire the floating and undulating bodies of the soldiers. In the garden of the interpretation center, the soldiers from the Thuillier collection come back to life thanks to Corine’s passion and talent. This will be an opportunity to discover the work of the engraving workshops carried out by our budding artists during the year. Meet at 7 p.m. for the concert by Louis Aguilar, folk musician. He writes and sings songs mixing North American folk tradition and indie modernity. For the International Day of Peace, come and listen to his music.

VILLEJUIF (94): The City of Villejuif is joining forces with this International Day to promote peace together. Speech by Guillaume du Souich, delegated municipal councilor Associative Movement, Culture of Peace, International Solidarity, Duty of Memory. Speech by Anne Avidi, president of the Twinning and Culture of Peace committee. Discovery of the Peace on Palestine fresco created by Philippe Baudelocque in conjunction with young people from Villejuif. Friendship cocktail at the Elsa Triolet media library

VITRY-SUR-SEINE (94): Every year, Vitry celebrates the International Day of Peace. This year, it will be the opportunity for it to unveil its new official flag, the result of a competition launched in 2022 and won by the young Aoua Kamara (see video below). It will be presented to Vitriots and Vitriots during the Festicapaix festive event on Sunday September 24 from 1:30 p.m. on the Place du Marché. On September 21 at 6:30 p.m., the Mouvement de la Paix will meet residents at the Veterans’ House (18, rue de Chanzy) for a time of exchanges and debates in the presence of the mayor, Pierre Bell. Lloch, and Mrs. Barghouti who has been fighting for years for the release of her husband, Marwan Barghouti, deputy and Palestinian prisoner, a fight supported by the municipality. The Palestinian ambassador, the president of the local committee of the Mouvement de la Paix, and the president of the Vitry-Mali Cooperation association will also be present. Building and strengthening international solidarity, founding member of the French branch of the Mayors for Peace association, a network of “Mayors for Peace” created for the abolition of nuclear weapons, the city works daily for understanding between peoples, cooperation, solidarity and living together.


BAD SALZUFLEN: Wednesday, September 6, 2023 at 7:30 pm Concert hall in the Kurpark, Parkstraße 20, 32105 Bad Salzuflen. There will be an evening of “Music for Peace” in the concert hall, which is known for its excellent acoustics. Note: The concert is once again an event as part of the project month “Ge(h)denken! War Graves Month” in September with various commemorative occasions (September 1st – Anti-War Day, September 10th – Open Monument Day, September 16th-17th – Cemetery Day and September 21st – International Day of Peace (UNO)

BONN: Bonn Peace Days 2023. 21st September -International Day of Peace. The Bonn Peace Days 2023 will address the war in Ukraine, its causes and the chances of a peaceful end in several events. . . . The significance of Nobel Peace Prize winner Bertha-von-Suttner’s call to lay down her arms will be discussed at a symposium today. Other events will focus on topics such as just peace, a just energy transition in Colombia and a differentiated look at the debate on Israel policy and anti-Semitism. This year there will also be a variety of creative events: readings with an open microphone on our ideas about peace policy, a creative workshop and exhibition “Make Peace with Nature”, the Bonn schools peace run and the Peace Trail in Bonn will be inaugurated. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the publication of the magazine W&F, a symposium is taking place in Bonn.

BREMEN: Those who want peace, make peace – Nonviolence as a contribution of civil society to peace. The event will take place as a hybrid in the Bremen Town Hall September 21 and as a video conference. Violence, wars and armament dominate foreign policy. What are the perspectives of non-violent strategies before, during and after violent conflicts? How do peace researchers and activists assess the potential of conflict transformation to avoid violence?
Dr Andreas Bovenschulte as President of the Bremen Senate, the schwelle Foundation and the ecumenical network Church and Peace invite you to a panel discussion on these questions with:
Prof. Dr. Hanne-Margret Birckenbach Political scientist and peace researcher,
Otto Raffai Peace activist from the peace organisation RAND (Regional Address for Nonviolent Action) from Croatia RAND
Rana Salman from Bethlehem from the Combatants for Peace
Mirka Hurter from ‘Peace for Future’ (Youth Forum of the Network Rethinking Security)

Question for this article

What has happened this year (2023) for the International Day of Peace?

Le Creusot, France

(Survey continued from left column)

HAMBURG: September 21st is International Day of Peace. A day that always – and especially in times like these – sets an important example. Greenpeace wants to make this message audible: In collaboration with The Poetry Project Berlin, Ondoreto and the Hebebühne Hamburg, the environmental and peace organization brings young, talented poets to the stage. Lyrically they share with us their personal experiences about war and peace. The evening will be accompanied musically by the musician Katja von Bauske and her soulful and intimate songs. Date: 20.09.2023, 20:00 Location: Hebebühne.

ROSTOCK: The Hanseatic and university city of Rostock is organizing a concert for the International Day of Peace in cooperation with the conservatory and the University of Music and Theater, from 6 p.m. in the Haus der Musik on Wallstrasse 1. Rostock residents are cordially invited to experience the colorful diversity of musicians and a cross-genre to experience the program.

SCHIFFERSTADT: For many people, peace is a matter of the heart that is often thought about and sometimes dominates all thoughts. With a participatory campaign by the city administration, everyone is invited to exchange ideas about peace and to share their own fears and anxieties with the community. From September 18th to 22nd, one wooden peace dove with a garden stake per person can be picked up free of charge during normal opening hours at the town hall – while stocks last. Anyone interested is invited to paint them with acrylic or emulsion paint and set them up outside of their own property in November. They are intended to express concern for peace and give hope through the variety of colors and designs. Please send a picture of the painted and displayed pigeon to stadtmarketing@schifferstadt.de by the end of November so that a large picture gallery can be shown on the city website.


TYRRELSTOWN Powerstown Educate Together National School. Join us as we celebrate World Peace Day. Each class has prepared a piece to perform for our school community and are looking forward to seeing you there.


ABRUZZO: The International Day of Peace is celebrated on 21 September . On this occasion, the students of the Liceo Classico “G. D’Annunzio” of Pescara , in collaboration with the Jane Goodall Italia Institute, have decided to take action to remember the Amarena bear who, as we know, died in the late evening of August 31st in San Benedetto dei Marsi. Starting from 10.15am, a black cherry plant will be planted in the school’s botanical garden, in memory of the bear who was given the name Black Cherry because she was fond of this fruit. Students, some teachers and the Headmaster Prof. Antonella Sanvitale will take part in the event as well as some representatives of the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise National Park .

BARI: A ceremony will be held on Thursday 21 September 2023 , organized by the Apulian Academy of Sciences and the Community of Mediterranean Universities, for the unveiling of the plaque commemorating the planting, in the Villa La Rocca Park, of a Tree of Peace obtained from a seed of a Ginkgo Biloba tree, known as Hibakujumoku, that survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. The ceremony will take place on 21 September 2023 at 4.30 pm, the day on which the International Day of Peace proclaimed by the United Nations occurs. The plaque unveiling ceremony will be followed by a speech on the theme of the centrality of peace in the Divine Comedy and will conclude at 8.00 pm with a concert in the “N. Rota” of the Niccolò Piccinni Musical Conservatory of Bari.

BOLOGNA: Program of the Pieve di Cento Peace Week
from 18 to 24 September 2023
° 20 September. NO TO WAR ; Poems, Stories, Music edited by Nedda Alberghini Po
5.00 pm. A PACT FOR PEACE. The Associations Tell Their Story
6.30pm. APERICENA organized by the Bologna Football club Sauro Parmeggiani
at the Barachen of Mork
8.00 pm. General meeting Orchid room – Emilia Romagna – Buddhist MEETING in the ORCHID ROOM in collaboration with the Invictus Study Center
SATURDAY 23rd and SUNDAY 24th By PRO LOCO, 10th AUTUMN FLAVORS FESTIVAL in search of ancient flavours, in Don Celso Venturi park via Asia

BOTTICINO: Through some drawings, drawn up during religious hours in the first two weeks of school, the children of the Tito Speri school joined the international day of peace by coloring and decorating the school building with drawings and messages of peace, expressing a profound feeling of closeness to the populations involved in war conflicts.

BOVILLE ERNICA: We inform you that on 21 september 2023 the civic education program “Let’s transform the future – for peace with-la-cura” will begin for the current school year, with the 2023 peace festival, entitled “young peacebuilders” on the occasion of the International Day of Peace promoted by the United Nations. Participants: All the students of the State Comprehensive Institute of Boville Ernica

BRESCIA: International Day of Peace. For the occasion, the large rainbow flag, the universal symbol of peace, will be displayed under the portico of the Loggia. . . . For years, among other things, the municipal administration has been organizing the Peace Festival, a series of meetings, exhibitions and performances that help us reflect on the importance of the value of peace .

CASALPUSTERLENGO: Saturday 23 September (10am – 12.30pm)  Auser Casalpusterlengo will promote the fifth edition of the meeting of all local associations on the occasion of the International Day of Peace . Local schools will be involved in a flash mob. 

CANTANZARO: The international day of peace was celebrated at the San Vitaliano clinical center in Catanzaro with a show organized in collaboration with the Maison de la dance of Squillace Lido and the youth ministry of the Archdiocese of Catanzaro-Squillace.The event saw the involvement of all the clinic’s medical and nursing staff in a performance specially prepared for patients suffering from neurodegenerative diseases.

CECINA: On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the Municipal Library of Cecina is organizing a play and reading meeting for its young users with the theme ” Let’s read peace”. The event will be held on Tuesday 26 September at 5pm, at the Municipal Library in via Corsini,7 and is aimed at boys and girls aged 4 to 6.

CERVIA: Since 1993, the city of Cervia has approved its own “declaration of City for Peace” and has joined the National Coordination of Local Bodies for Peace. Cervia is also the Lead City for Italy of Mayors for Peace, a global organisation, founded in 1982 by the will of the then mayor of Hiroshima Takeshi Araki and Cervia has joined the “The European Chapter of Mayor for Peace”. . . . This year too, the Municipality of Cervia is organizing some events to unite the community in the name of the culture of non-violence and to celebrate the International Day of Peace and Disarmament together. These are the scheduled events.
° From 21 September 2023 to 14 October 2023 – Showcase of books on the theme of peace and disarmament at the Maria Goia Municipal Library.
° Thursday 21 September 2023 at 4.30 pm – “How beautiful, peace!”, Readings and origami workshop for children aged 4 to 10, curated by Caterina Comandini.

CROSIA-MIRTO: Comprehensive school “Crosia Myrtle”. Established on 30 November 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, the International Day of Peace was born from the desire to create a day dedicated to world peace and non-violence . This year’s theme is “ Let’s Cultivate Peace” and our children have joined those around the world to send a message of hope and solidarity to children in countries at war, with their drawings and their messages of peace. (with photos of children’s drawings)

CIAMPINO: Today we celebrate the International Day of Peace , established on 30 November 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly with the desire to create a day dedicated to non-violence . The Municipality of Ciampino also joins this initiative, with the aim of raising awareness in the local community on the topic of global peace . With a view to inclusiveness and integration, we are also planning the organization of a Day dedicated to Peace and Hospitality .

CATONA: Istituto Comprensivo Radice-Alighieri.We inform you that, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, Thursday 21 September 2023 at 9.15 am, the teachers of all the classes of the Comprehensive Institute will organize, each in the courtyard areas to which they belong, the flash mob to the tune of the song “We are all Muhammed Ali”. Each class will create a pinwheel with the colors of peace to display outside the courtyard areas. For the initiative, students will wear a white t-shirt and blue trousers/leggings. We hope for maximum participation.

COMISO: Istituto Comprensivo “L. Pirandello”. September 21st is the “International Day of Peace”. In a period like the one we are experiencing, it was natural as well as necessary to give an even more special space to this event. Through targeted educational proposals, the students were guided in the implementation of activities aimed at understanding the theme of peace to be understood not only as the absence of war. but as protection and respect for the dignity and rights of the person. The students of all the classes of the Primary School were involved by their teachers in educational courses suitable for various ages: drawings, “PEACE” slogans, posters, poems, song lyrics and much more…

FANO: The Fano Lions Club is pleased to propose the “A poster for peace” competition to students aged between 11 and 13. As every year, there will be awards and a ceremony to announce the winners among the participating students. On 21 September 2023 at 10.00 am, the representatives of the Lions Club Fano District 108/A will meet the school managers, teachers and students of secondary schools in the Ipogea room of the Montanari Media Library, on the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace. During the meeting, this year’s theme will be illustrated: “Dare to Dream”, and detailed instructions will be given regarding the execution of the works for participation in the competition.

FIRENZE: The International Day of Peace will be at the center of the final event, Thursday 21 September at 11 am, of the 3rd edition of the “Festival of Cultural Associations”, organized by the Center for Florentine Organized Cultural Associations. . . . Interventions directed and managed by the president of the UNESCO Florence Club Vittorio Gasparrini will alternate. Among the special moments were the official awards ceremony of the “Dante la Luce Immortale” competition at the Liceo Machiavelli and the intervention of the students of the school “Others collaborate with the UNESCO Club of Florence on peace and the protection of fundamental rights in season 2022 – school year 2023″. . . . The festival activities do not stop on September 21st, many meetings are scheduled for the after-festival from September 23rd to October 20th.

FIUMICINO: The students and teachers of the “Porto Romano” comprehensive school in Fiumicino celebrated the 42nd International Day of Peace in the “Cetorelli” sports facility . . . . The first classes of lower secondary school were involved in various activities which are fully included both in the reception and orientation proposals and in the actions linked to civic education that the Institute promotes. After a “lap of honor”of each class on the ring of the athletics track and the performance of the National Anthem of the assembled classes, yesterday morning, introduced by the speech of the Principal and the municipal authorities, was characterized by some moments of reflection but also by participation active participation of the students, who were all wearing white t-shirts, through sport, games, music and proactive sharing.

GALLIERA VENETA: The municipal administration, the Comprehensive Institute, the Italian Catholic Action and the Ekoclub of Galliera Veneta on the occasion of the international day of peace wish to invite all the citizens to the ceremony of planting of an olive tree seedling, symbol of life and rebirth and always considered an emblem of peace. The ceremony will take place at 6.00 pm, in the garden of the Domenico Pellegrini Secondary School located in Via Giacomo Leopardi in Galliera Veneta

ISOLA DELLE FEMMINE: Institute IC “Francesco Riso”. 21 September International Day of Peace. An important day to reflect on this value and what we can do to build a better world. The primary school students reflected and expressed themselves through drawings, poems, posters, …

MELITO DI NAPOLI: Circular addressed to III Circolo Didattico of Melito de Napoli. Flash mob 21 September 2023 – International Day of Peace – We inform you that, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, Thursday 21 September 2023 at 10.00 am, nursery and primary school teachers are invited to organize in the courtyard of the respective schools, a flash mob to the tune of the song “We are the world”. Each section/class will be engaged in themed cooperative work and graphic and pictorial activities, at the end to encourage children to reflect on the importance of peace.

MILANO AC: The Rossoneri Athletic Club of Milan, for today, has decided to celebrate the International Day of Peace, which occurs every 21 September: Milan will welcome a group of Ukrainian mothers and children from the Extraordinary Reception Centermanaged by Fondazione Progetto Arca Onlus. On this occasion, a child from the Center will have the special opportunity to accompany one of the twenty-two footballers on the pitch, an opportunity which for some time – as part of the “Milan for all” accessibility program – the Club has also extended to girls and children with disabilities or from delicate family and social contexts. The activity is part of the “AC Milan for Peace” program, within which the Club and the Milan Foundation have been supporting the Ukrainian population for a year and a half through a series of concrete initiatives.

MODICA: Istituto Comprensivo Raffaele Poidomani. Educating for peace is one of the objectives of the 2030 agenda, so the international day of peace which is celebrated on 21 September becomes a good opportunity to raise children’s awareness on this issue. Through reflections, creative activities, drawings, they expressed their feelings about peace and reflected on how important it is to live in harmony and try to resolve conflicts without using violence. With a lot of effort and with their simplicity, the children also created a peace postcard, illustrated with their own drawings and with a message of affection and peace to send to the Pope.

NAPOLI: “The environment and peace are an indissoluble union. The protection of human rights, the protection of every citizen’s right to live a peaceful existence and the protection of the environment and marine and terrestrial ecosystems are not distant issues”. This is what the president of Ambiente Mare Italia Alessandro Botti explained to Dire in celebrating the International Day of Peace with an event, with the theme “Sea inside. A sea of ​​peace ”, which was held in Naples, promoted by Ambiente Mare Italia – AMI ETS in collaboration with the Circolo Nautico Posillipo, the RAM, Rinascita Artistica del Mezzogiorno and the Accademia Federico II. . . . On stage there were performances by Giovanna La Pietra, Modestino Preziosi, European and world champion of Maratona, Bruno Nappi, director of un Posto al Sole, Carmen Famiglietti, dancer and dance teacher and the rap duo “Delate” in a song dedicated to the sea and the environment.

NOTO: IV Istituto Comprensivo Giovnni Aurispa. We inform that on September 21st p. v. at h. 10:00, the students of the classes indicated, accompanied by the teachers on time, will go to the Cathedral of San Nicolò to participate in the International Day of Peace.

ORVIETO: The Omnicomprehensive R. Laporta di Fabro institute renews its commitment to education for peace and civil coexistence this year too. On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, 21 September 2023, all the Institute’s schools, from the nursery school to the Agricultural Institute, experienced peace through reflections, sharing and creating many colorful and original works. Peace described through rosettes, colored hands, smiles, poems with kind words, collective paintings, digital works.

PALERMO: Palermo will host the fourth edition of the International Forum for Peace, Security and Prosperity which will take place from 17 to 20 March 2024. The theme – launched today in conjunction with the “International Day of Peace” of the United Nations – is ” The impact of contemporary tensions, conflicts and war on major international institutions”. Students in the third, fourth and fifth classes of high schools around the world will be able to participate in the competition. The Forum is an annual conference that brings together high school and university students, cadets from military academies and colleges, supported by academics, military and public security professionals, peacekeepers, as well as political leaders and administrators, to explore the dynamics of peace , through an innovative hybrid model (online and in person) of discussion, research, in-depth analysis and experiential comparison, based on the analysis of “Positive Peace”. Students will be able to compete with videos and essays on one of the three topics for 2024:
° The changing world: what is happening internationally?
° Is the UN still relevant?
° Effect of conflicts, tensions and war on EU/NATO/African Union/other Grand Alliance.

PERUGIA: n Thursday 21 September, the International Day of Peace was celebrated at the ‘Alessandro Volta’ Technical Institute in Perugia. Three different civic education activities will take place during the day. First of all, the message from the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, for 21 September will be read and commented on in each class. The students will then be involved in reading the Peace Exercise Book, designed to teach and learn how to “make peace”. Finally, the students will be presented with the civic education program ‘Let’s transform the future – For peace. With care’, and then decide together the activities to carry out during the year.

PESCARA: The Liceo Classico “G. D’Annunzio” of Pescara has chosen to celebrate the 42nd International Day of Peace and Non-violence in the following way. A moment, coordinated by the Headmaster Prof. Antonella Sanvitale, which involved teachers and 57 students (one for each high school class), with the singing and recitation of some poems dedicated to peace. Furthermore, a minute of silence for Peace will be observed in the botanical garden and in all the high school classrooms .

PISTOIA: On Sunday 24 September, the Puccini Gatteschi Cultural Center celebrates Peace Day. At the Teatro di Verzura, at 5.30 pm, presentation of the photographic exhibition Cromie di Pace by Vanessa Ciotoli Giuntini and the book Politics is woman: memory of a rebellious girl by Tommasina Materozzi. Upon reservation, at 6.40 pm, presentation and screening of the docufilm Bandiere della Pace by Silvia Folchi and Antonio Bartoli with the UDI Archive Association of Siena. Following, at 8.30 pm, aperitif at the Puccini Gatteschi Cultural Centre. Click here for the poster.

POTENZA: International Day of Peace, the Municipality of Potenza presents the ‘Together in Peace’ initiative. The 2023 edition of the ‘Community Week’, entitled ‘Together in Peace’. Presentation of the 2023 community week. 21 September 2023, 4 pm. Palace of Culture, via Cesare Battisti. Click here for the poster.

PUNTALAZZO: On the International Day of Peace the book of poems “Versi de pace” was presented in Puntalazzo. The presentation was introduced and moderated by Giuseppe Vecchio, director and publisher of “La Voce dell’ Jonio”. It saw the interventions of Carmela Tuccari, preface of the volume, and the journalist Rita Messina. Gesuele Sciacca and his wife Daniela Greco, musicians from the hinterland, performed poems by famous contemporary poets set to music by Maestro Sciacca himself. The event also included the inauguration of a collective painting called “Expression of Peace”, in which several artists participated. At the end of the event, Nellina Ardizzone read the message released by the director general of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay, on the occasion of Peace Day.

REGGIO CALABRIA: Fiction and poetry but also the beauty of food and music in Reggio Calabria on 21 September on the occasion of the International Day of Peace. Two hands meeting, the initiative of extraordinary people, Miriam and Filippo, for a magical evening in the name of Peace, the International Day of Peace, both Ambassadors of Peace, lovers of Art, beauty, Solidarity, everything what is beautiful and good, generous, precious. On the notes of the violinist Yael Amato of the Naples Conservatory, rewriting into music the song of a past that has seen the evil of men but still believes in them. . . The initiative was made possible thanks to the Municipality of Reggio Calabria, the Municipality of Palmi, the Voice Italy Academy, the Accademia Art Gallery, the Italian National Jewish Institute and Universal.

ROMA: This morning, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the event “In Rebibbia, let’s take to the field for peace” was held in the courtyard of the Rebibbia women’s prison, a five-a-side football tournament which, in the name of sport and solidarity, involved Lazio Women, some of the 324 inmates who wore the Atletico Diritti shirt, a group of prison officers and workers and the Severino-Luiss Foundation team. . . . The director of the prison, Alessia Rampazzi, was also very enthusiastic: “We wanted to celebrate the International Day of Peace through sport, which has always been fertile ground for exalting the values of solidarity, fairness and respect for others which must accompany the life of every person. . . . In the afternoon, after a convivial lunch, the event continued with a brief moment of entertainment by artists and singers.

ROVALETO: On the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the children of the fifth classes A, B, C of the Roveleto primary school carried out a laboratory activity in open classes which involved all disciplines. Starting from objective 16 of the 2030 Agenda “Peace, justice and solid institutions”, the students, guided by their teachers, reflected on the theme of Peace and the values ​​linked to it. Through the shared reading of texts, the representation of images, brainstorming activities in English, the children concluded the work by creating a poster that collects collective works and thoughts of Peace.

ROVERETO: On 21 September 2023, on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, the event entitled “International law and human rights. Towards a Post Human Rights Era ?” will be addressed by Prof. Giuseppe Nesi, holder of the Chair of International Law and Dr. Guido Raimondi, former President of the European Court of Human Rights. The meeting will begin at 5.30pm at Colle di Miravalle in Rovereto, followed by a theater show at 8.30pm.

SAN REMO: The Sanremo Rotary and the Sanremo Hanbury Rotary , on the occasion of the International Day of Peace on 21 September, will project a message on the perimeter of the Fort of Santa Tecla that calls for the end of all wars. President Lacagnina of RC Sanremo states: “Our commitment to building peace today responds to new challenges. We are approaching the concept of peace with greater cohesion and inclusiveness, broadening the scope of what we mean by peacebuilding, including finding different ways to engage people. This simple logo is a small gesture to broaden the audience of people involved.”

SAN SEVERO: Circular addressed to Liceo “Checchia Rispoli-Tondi”: In our Institute, which joins the Network of Schools for Peace, we invite you to celebrate the International Day of Peace, with theme and activities chosen by the teachers. . . Furthermore, at the express invitation of the Network of Schools for Peace, the teachers will guide their respective classes in reading and commenting on the message of the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres for the 21st September.

SOLOPACA: Tomorrow, Thursday 21 September 2023, the Peace Corner will be inaugurated in Solopaca. The event will take place in conjunction with the International Day of Peace at Largo Onofri where the SAI beneficiaries have recovered a small corner of the city by setting it up with benches and planters and embellishing it with a mural. The inauguration will take place starting from 11 am in the presence of the mayor Pompilio Forgione, the president of the International Peace Movement Agnese Ginocchio, the SAI Solopaca Project Manager Sabrina Casillo, the students of the Solopaca primary and secondary schools, and of the SAI Beneficiaries

SAVIZZO: On the occasion of the UN International Day for Peace, the Municipal Administration and the Civic Library propose “Let’s read… Peace”, Peace-themed readings for adults by the Library staff.

TRANI: International Day of Peace, the exhibition of Ukrainian children’s drawings in Trani. The exhibition will be inaugurated on Saturday 23 September at 5.30pm in via Mausoleo 25 and will be open to the public until 8 October

VICENZA: On the occasion of the International Day of Peace which is celebrated today 21 September, the Thiene Library in collaboration with Sentieri di Pace proposes the ” Words of Peace” event on Saturday 23 September 2023 , an afternoon of activities for children and adults. It starts at 3.30 pm when an animated reading and workshop for children aged 4 to 6 entitled Seeds of… Peace will be offered in the Children’s Room. We continue, then, at 5.00 pm with Tracce di Pace a Thiene , a proposal aimed at adults for a walk, with itinerant readings, through the streets of the city, along a route that includes places that are or have been places of peace. The Vicenza Libraries Network, the first in Italy and of which Thiene is also part, has joined the National Coordination of Local Bodies for Peace and Human Rights with the Decree of the President of the Province, thus underwriting a common commitment in the promotion of a culture of Peace and Human Rights and for the valorisation of public reading libraries as effective “Guards of Peace” .

VINCI: On 21 September the students of the fourth and fifth classes of the Galileo Galilei Primary School in Vinci will celebrate the UN International Day of Peace with a symbolic cleaning of the bed of the River of Peace; work located in the Pinetina della Doccia, in whose creation several generations of Vinci students participated. On Saturday 23 September at 9.45 am in the Leonardiana Library there will be a meeting open to citizens with SENZATOMICA and RIVER OF PEACE. The initiative is part of the RIVER OF PEACE -VINCI Three-Year Project, promoted by the Club for UNESCO of Vinci and shared with the State Comprehensive Institute and the Municipal Administration of Vinci.


BARQUINHA: The D. Maria II school library “dressed up” to celebrate the International Day of Peace (September 21). Here is a photographic record of the curtain of paper cranes (Asian bird, symbol of peace) that flutter around the library, of the posters and the small cranes that were distributed throughout the school.

CALDAS: The MVC Association – Movimento Viver o Concelho organizes a “Concentration for peace” at Praça da Fruta, in Caldas da Rainha, on September 21st, at 9pm. It is suggested to wear white clothes and bring a candle. On International Day of Peace, the aim is to “set an example that peace is possible and that we care about keeping this message alive”, says Teresa Serrenho, from the association.

FARO: Colegio de Nossa Senhora do Alto. The Pre2 room during the week talked about PEACE and, being the 21st international day of Peace, the children aged 5 and 6 made productions with painting and collage and a poster with phrases about what peace is. They stamped their hands of peace on the poster.

GOIS: The International Day of Peace is celebrated annually around the world on September 21st. The municipality invites everyone to reflect on this topic, as well as the possibility of transmitting this reflection through the writing of a message (personal or group) to be applied to a panel created for this purpose, allowing the words to gain dimension and body, reflecting the ideas and concerns of the entire Goiense community in favor of Peace. Participate! For more information, contact the Municipal Tourism Office via email or telephone 235 770 113.

LISBOA: To celebrate the International Day of Peace and help university students to “get inspired for the academic year” that is now beginning, the Meditation Center and the Inner Peace Club of the Academic Association of the University of Lisbon (AAUL) organize an afternoon This Thursday, September 21st, in the Caleidoscope building (where AAUL is headquartered), the Novos Beginnings event. There will be “yoga, live music, meditation, sharing and lots of good energy” – the poster assures – and entry is free. . . . A meditative concert is scheduled for 5pm with Alban Hall, creator of Metta Music, a project that explores the meditative and transformative qualities of sound and listening, and with António Manuel Ribeiro, leader of the Portuguese rock band UHF.

MADEIRA: The School Community of Escola 2nd and 3rd Cycles Dr. Horácio Bento de Gouveia marks the date of the International Day of Peace and the World Day of Gratitude. The challenge was accepted and we share with you the record made by the photography club.

RIO MAIOR: The UN established September 21st as the International Day of Peace (November 30th, 1981). For many years, Rio Maior has been celebrating this day. . . On September 21st, Thursday, from 6pm, at Praça da República, Praça do Comércio and Rua Serpa Pinto (which joins the two Squares), there will be a Dance and Music performance to celebrate Peace in the World.


MASTERPEACE ROMANIA: INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE with: School 2 Boldesti – Scaeni Prof. Andreass Castle (with photos of the event)


ALCOBENDAS: This morning the “International Day of Peace” was celebrated at the Jardín de la Vega Pagoda in Alcobendas, which this year has as its motto “actions for peace: our ambition for global objectives.” The event began with the chords of the musical piece “Amor marco por alma” by José Ramón Jiménez performed by Jesús María Herrero and Mijaela Doma, teachers at the Alcobendas music and dance school. Next, the mayor Rocío García Alcántara, the ambassador of Japan in Spain, Takahiro Nakamae and the president of the World Peace Bell Association in Spain, José Manuel Rodríguez, spoke. . . . Finally, the authorities rang the peace bell while the students of APAMA, the parents and students association of Alcobendas, did the traditional release of doves.

BENALMADENA: Celebration of the International Day of Peace 8:30 p.m. Collaboration concert with the Association Friends for Peace and Friendship. Concert by the Coral Ciudad de Benalmadena. Buddhist Illumination Stupa

BENALMADENA: On the afternoon of September 21, Benalmádena joined the celebration of the International Day of Peace with a rally in the Plaza de la Mezquita that brought together more than fifty people and was attended by different groups from the municipality. The City Council also joined the initiative, through the Departments of Citizen Participation, with the assistance of the councilor María Luisa Robles, accompanied by her counterpart in Social Welfare, Áurea Peralta.

CIMA: The Association of Women Filmmakers and Audiovisual Media (CIMA) participates in the Global Peace Education Network (GPEN) event on September 20 and the following September 21, the International Day of Peace.’Human Rights: Empowering Children’ is the theme of this third annual conference on World Peace Education Day. Throughout these sessions, in which several conferences will take place, there will also be an interview with the filmmaker Susana Guardiola, in which she will talk about ‘Mechanics of Peace’, a film she is preparing about a culture of peace and in which she has interviewed to twenty Nobel Peace Prize winners. In this conversation, Guardiola also talks about CIMA and its role in education.

EUSKAL HERRIA: On this International Day of Peace, the Gerrarik Ez platforms of Euskal Herria have held a press conference in Bilbo expressing their commitment to the values ​​of antimilitarism, peaceful coexistence and dialogue as a form of conflict resolution. They wanted to take advantage of today to denounce that “Europe remains immersed in a terrible armed confrontation”, which, as they have reported, “has led to the death of more than 500,000 people.” They have expressed their concern about the attitude of the different governments, according to which they are committed to escalating and prolonging the conflict and, as they have defended, this attitude can lead to a direct military confrontation between Russia and NATO. As the platforms have defended, “the only favorable solution for the people is to stop the war and reach a broad coexistence agreement. . . . They have continued to denounce that this war, “like all wars, is a business where people suffer death and big capital amasses fortunes with the military or energy industries.” . . . Finally, from the Gerrarik Ez platform, they have announced that in the coming months they will carry out a citizen campaign to collect signatures against the war. . . . In addition to this campaign to collect signatures, Gerrarik ez will organize other initiatives to promote peace and demilitarization. The first of them will take place today, Thursday, September 21, at 7 p.m., at the LA BOLSA Civic Center in Bilbao. This is an open event, where a round table will be held about the war with the participation of Ongi Etorri Errefuxiatuak, Gerrarik Ez – Araba, Ernai, and the unions ELA, LAB, STEILAS and CGT.

GRAN CANARIO: Commemoration of the International Day of Peace 21 September, Tony Gallardo Park, 19:00. Speeches by the mayor of San Bartolome de Tirajana and the President of the Rotary Club of Maspalomas. Music by the Maspalomas Band Sol y Arena.

LANZAROTE: On Thursday, September 21, in commemoration of the International Day of Peace, a special screening of the film “TWO WOMEN” will be held, starring the iconic Sofía Loren, who received the prestigious Oscar award for Best Actress for her outstanding performance in this film. The event will take place at the Sociedad Democracia de Lanzarote at 7:00 p.m. and will have free entry for all attendees. This exciting initiative is organized by the Rotary Club Lanzarote in collaboration with the Democracy Society, as part of its efforts to promote peace and culture in the community. The film “TWO WOMEN” is a moving testimony of the fight for survival in times of war, and its screening seeks to remember the importance of peace and solidarity between nations. Following the screening of the film, an enriching discussion moderated by José Luis Otaduy will take place, where viewers will be able to reflect and discuss the relevant topics addressed in the film, as well as share their own perspectives on peace in the world.

LEON: Diakonia Spain organizes the I Solidarity Race for Peace in León. The race that will take place on September 16, and has the collaboration of the León City Council, has as its main objective to make visible the reality faced by refugees and asylum seekers who arrive in our country. León is the city that we have chosen for this solidarity race, which under the slogan ‘Run with the refugees’ will start at 10:30 a.m. with two different routes : one for amateur or professional runners, with a route of 8.6 km and another for walkers, with a route of 2.7 km .

NAVARRA: The Government of Navarra will commemorate the International Day of Peace on September 21 with an institutional event where the +34 Foundation will be recognized for its work with people deprived of liberty abroad. The +34 Foundation is a non-profit entity that works to improve the situation, both physical and psychological, of people, some of them from Navarre, imprisoned in countries where the situation of rights in penitentiary centers is poorer. In addition, it provides information on their legal situations, in order to accelerate transfers to prisons in the Spanish State, which is the ultimate goal of the foundation. The event will be chaired by the President of Navarra , María Chivite , who will be accompanied by the president of the Parliament of Navarra, Unai Hualde ; the mayor of Tudela, Alejandro Toquero ; and the second vice president and counselor for Memory and Coexistence, Foreign Action and Euskera, Ana Ollo . The tribute will take place in the Castel Ruiz building in Tudela, on September 21 at 7:00 p.m. with the participation of the director of this Foundation, Javier Casado.

SENATE: The Bailén façade of the Senate will be illuminated in white on the night of September 21 on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, which is commemorated worldwide on September 21.

SANT FELIU DE LLOBREGAT: On Thursday, September 21, the Network of Mayors for Peace organizes a communication campaign to commemorate the International Day of Peace , to which the Sant Feliu City Council has joined as a member of the entity. Several local entities will participate in the initiative under the motto “Let’s make every day the day of peace” sharing messages about the culture of peace, human rights, memory and coexistence, disarmament, solidarity or cooperation. September 21st. . . . The Sant Feliu entity Casal de la Dona, with the support of the City Council, also commemorates the International Day of Peace this September 21 through a dance activity at Parc Nadal, at 6 p.m.

ZARAGOZA: At the Ntra. Sra. del Carmen y San José de Zaragoza school we love to get together to celebrate important days for the entire educational community together. In the last celebration, the entire Carmen and San José family, from the nursery to the Basic Vocational Training students, through the entire primary and secondary school, went down to the patio to form a giant symbol of peace built by students, teachers, PAS and sisters. Our goal was for this symbol to be seen from the sky and in this way encourage everyone to live in peace and put peace within ourselves in order to spread peace around us. (See photo above)


GENEVA: This 11th edition of PeaceTalks will take place on the occasion of the International Day of Peace, September 21, 2023, at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. A hybrid event, it will welcome an audience in person and will be broadcast live online. Through short conferences, speakers from different backgrounds will bring their points of view and explain their actions for peace through a series of inspiring discussions. . . Special video screening of “Peace Begins with Me,” a creative collaboration between Congolese peacekeeper and musician Pacifique Akilimali and Nigerian poet and peace advocate Maryam Bukar Hassan, is planned as well as Special video screening of “1.5 Degrees of Peace” by Kasha Sequoia Slavner, director and Gen Z activist.


BELFAST: On International Day of Peace today (21 September) a special event was held in City Hall to celebrate the achievements of the Belfast PEACE IV Programme over the five years. Over 12,000 residents across the city, of all ages and backgrounds, have been involved in peace building projects through the PEACE IV Local Action Plan. With a budget of £14.5m, the programme has supported the delivery of 18 project elements across three core themes – Children and Young People, Building Positive Relations and Shared Spaces and Services. . . . The programme also resulted in the creation of a new urban greenway, Forth Meadow Community Greenway, connecting existing open spaces in north and west Belfast along a 12km route from Clarendon Playing Fields to the new Transport Hub in the city centre.

DERBY: We will be supporting International Peace day at Artcore Gallery: Between 10:00-11:30 artist Caroline Ainsworth will deliver a creative arts workshop with Peace at its heart, open to all to get involved. At 11:45 we will be visiting the Derby City Council House where we will unveil the ‘375 Squares For Peace’ blankets from Derby’s twinned city of Osnabruck. . . . At 12:30 we will return to Artcore Gallery to share food together and to discuss and reflect upon the ideas of peace.

ENHAM ALAMEIN: Once again, Andover Trees United is proud to celebrate JGI Roots & Shoots International Day of Peace with a procession in Harmony Woods. Thursday 21 September 2023, 9;45-11:30. Augusta Park. Write personal messages, hang doves, plant a tree, photographs, light refreshments.

HARPENDEN: Harpenden Churches Together invite you to join us in praying for peace in the world at the Harpenden War Memorial at 6 pm on Thursday 21 September 2023, UN International Day of Peace. All are welcome.

HENLEY: September 21 is a day designated by the United Nations to recognise the importance of peace, so Henley Quakers will mark the day by doing two things. We will be placing a wreath at the Peace Tree in Mill Meadows, which is the rowan in front of the River & Rowing Museum. We will also be handing out free white poppies in Market Place in the morning to anyone who would like one. White poppies are worn in memory of all those across the world who suffered and are suffering now as a result of war, wherever they may be. . . . A white poppy is a way to say: “Let’s work for peace”.

LONDON LIBRARY: International day of peace craft at Wood Street Library, 21 September 2023, 4pm to 5pm, Cost: Free, just turn up

LONDON GLOBE THEATRE: In celebration of the International Day of Peace, Words of Peace is a one-night summit of non-violence, hosted by Mark Rylance in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. A gathering of actors, artists, and musicians, for an evening of song, poetry and prose. . . . The performers will also be joined by members from Intermission Youth, the London youth theatre company which has been transforming young lives through theatre and performance since 2008.

LONDON UPF: Celebrating the International Day of Peace with Universal Peace Federation UK and Duchess Nivin El_Gamal of Lamberton. 21st of September, 5 PM, 43 Lancaster Gate, W2 3NA, London.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Tobermore Primary School. Today we celebrated, ‘International Day of Peace’. We took time to think of all the children in war torn countries throughout our world and how we can help them in any way. We watched the story of ‘This is our house’ by Michael Rosen and afterwards discussed how we could make sure that our class is a safe and peaceful place for everyone. Then we looked at the Bible to see what God said about peace and how Abram solved the arguing between the servants. God wants us to be generous and not fight with people, ‘Let’s not have any quarrelling between you and me’ Genesis 13:8. Enjoy our video.

SHAFTESBURY: We’re celebrating the International Day of Peace, which is on the 21st September. These 24 hours are devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, with the UN calling for non-violence and cease-fire around the world. Day of Peace Giveaway. We want to raise awareness for this important day, so we’re giving away some hand carved mother-of-pearl doves. These will be finished off as sterling silver earrings or pendants a on chain. Sign in below.

WARRINGTON: Penketh South CP School. The whole school celebrated ‘International Day of Peace’ We looked at what is meant by peace and how can we achieve it. Every child decorated a pebble to represent peace and we now how a Peace sculpture in our school garden. (With photos)


SAINT EGIDIO: On the eve of the International Day of Peace, proclaimed by the United Nations, and the international week of mobilization for peace in Ukraine, the Community of Sant’Egidio, together with important leaders, makes an emphatic call to repudiate the ongoing war on Ukrainian territory . The public event entitled “Italy repudiates war” will take place tomorrow, Wednesday, September 20, 2023, in Rome. The main concern is that the war in Ukraine will continue indefinitely, losing prominence in the news, while the conflict takes a high toll in human lives and generates suffering among civilians. This includes forced conscription, persecution of deserters, conscientious objectors and war opponents, as well as the disruption of food supplies, which leads to famine on a global scale. The founder of the Community of Sant’Egidio, Andrea Riccardi, and the General Secretary of the CGIL, Maurizio Landini, will be present at the event, moderated by renowned journalist and writer Marco Damilano. They will emphasize that just and lasting peace is the central objective, with the first step being the establishment of an immediate ceasefire and the resumption of negotiations as the only viable solution to end the conflict. . . . The event in Rome is part of an initiative in continuity with the Europe for Peace coalition platform, which aims to mobilize international efforts to bring peace back to Ukraine. The meeting will be broadcast live from 10am on santegidio.org and collettiva.it, allowing people from around the world to follow discussions on the urgent need to end the conflict in Ukraine and work towards peace sustainable.

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In addition to the events listed above, there were 12 new events in Europe to celebrate the International Day of Peace on the website of the Montessori Schools, i.e. events that were not listed last year:

Czech Republic: Brno (2)
Hungary: Budapest
Ireland: Dublin, Meath, Monaghan
Italy: Rome
Poland: Kedzierzyn-Kozle, Nadarzyn
Sweden: Lund, Malmo, Stockholm