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UN International Day of Peace

Each year on September 21, the UN invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities and commemorate the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. In the quest for peace, UPF and its Ambassadors for Peace around the world organize commemorations of the International Day of Peace each year.

Welcome to the UPF resource page for International Day of Peace observances. Here you will find a variety of materials to help you create a successful International Day of Peace program, including flyers, banners, program guides, and resources published by the United Nations. Click on the tabs below for each section. 

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Benue State, Nigeria—Eight hundred and seventy-six couples participated in Peace Blessing ceremonies in Nigeria to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace.

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Tbilisi, Georgia—A commemoration of the 2018 International Day of Peace focused on the role of NGOs in peacebuilding.

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Accra, Ghana—UPF-Ghana Honored International Day of Peace With Peace Road march and prelaunch of “Guns Down Africa 2020” campaign.

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Moscow, Russia—The Moscow branch of UPF held a meeting at its Peace Embassy to commemorate the 2018 UN International Day of Peace.

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Lima, Peru—UPF-Peru commemorated the UN International Day of Peace 2018 with a forum on “Peace with Security,” held at the Congress of the Republic of Peru.

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Kiev, Ukraine—Thirty-seven children received a Junior Ambassador for Peace Certificate at the Peace Congress with the theme “All the World for Peace.”

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Kinshasa, DR Congo—On the occasion of UN International Day of Peace, UPF-DR Congo, in collaboration with the Congolese government, organized an event to launch the UPF National Peace Council. 

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Nairobi, Kenya—Celebrations in honor of the International Day of Peace, Eid–Ul-Haj and Peace Road 2017 were held at the home of the Hon. Rashid Omar, deputy chief of the Kadhi court (Nairobi) on September 30.

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Auckland, New Zealand—UN International Day of Peace 2017 was commemorated by UPF-New Zealand on September 30 at the Parnell Peace Embassy in Auckland. 

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Quito, Ecuador—UPF-Ecuador held events in the cities of Guayaquil and Quito to celebrate the UN International Day of Peace 2017.

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Crownsville, United States—"Together We Can Bring Peace” was the title of a peace breakfast forum in Maryland held in observance of the UN International Day of Peace.

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