UN International Day of Peace 2014

The theme for 2014 was "The Right of Peoples to Peace," marking the 30th anniversary of the UN General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. See UPF's Statement on the International Day of Peace 2014. For a PowerPoint overview of UPF observances click here.

On the occasion of the UN International Day of Peace 2014, UPF-Germany organized programs in Bonn, Hamburg, Munich and Stuttgart.

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San Jose, Costa Rica - UPF-Costa Rica had a booth at a celebration of the International Day of Peace 2014 organized by Red de Paz (Peace Network), of which UPF Costa Rica is a part. On Sept. 27, UPF-Costa Rica will hold a program at the Peace Embassy called "Let's Promote a Culture of Peace and Unity in our Region."

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Bogota, Colombia - The International Day of Peace was celebrated at the Peace Embassy in Bogota with two events, on Sept. 21 and 28, 2014.

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Tirana, Albania - The Albania Academy of Sciences was the setting for an observance of the UN International Day of Peace, Sept. 19, 2014.

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Taipei, Taiwan - UPF-Taiwan celebrated the International Day of Peace on Sept. 20, 2014, by holding a seminar at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei.

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The Hague, Netherlands - Three members of the Women's Federation for World Peace-Netherlands joined the Sept. 20, 2014, International Day of Peace event called Salon on Women and Democracy organized by the Women’s Plaza of The Hague.

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Vilnius, Lithuania - UPF Lithuania held a commemoration of the International Day of Peace in Vilnius by holding an interreligious prayer gathering on the Hill of Three Crosses in Vilnius on Sept. 19, 2014.

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Reykjavik, Iceland - Religious representatives and politicians gathered on Sept. 21, 2014, the UN International Day of Peace, to express their desire to work together to build peace and continue to make Iceland a model country of peace in the 21st century.

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Paris, France - International Day of Peace forums took place in Paris, Lyon and Vannes.

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Tallinn, Estonia - UPF-Estonia invited friends and Ambassadors for Peace to an afternoon program at the Peace Embassy in Tallinn on Sept. 21, 2014. The topic was "Foundations for Lasting Peace."

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Quito, Ecuador - UPF Ambassadors for Peace in Ecuador participated in International Day of Peace programs in Quito at Carolina Park on Sept. 21 and at the Peace Embassy on Sept. 30, 2014.

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Tokyo, Japan - Responding to the United Nations’ call, some 50 Ambassadors for Peace commemorated the International Day of Peace on September 13 in Tokyo in a program on the theme of "Prayer and Dialogue for Peace."

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Turin, Italy - A celebration of the International Day of Peace took place at the Museo-laboratorio di Pace in Turin on Sept. 22, 2014.

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Ipoh, Malaysia - People from all walks of life met at the UN International Day of Peace program at the Kinta Riverfront Hotel in Ipoh, Perak, on Sept. 21, 2014

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Richmond, Virginia USA - UPF and the Catholic Diocese of Richmond co-sponsored a celebration of the UN International Day of Peace on Sept. 22, 2014 at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond.

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UPF-Russia organized celebrations of the International Day of Peace in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk, Ufa and Volgograd.

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Auckland, New Zealand - A celebration of the International Day of Peace took place in Auckland Sept. 14, 2014.

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Medan, Indonesia - "The Rights of Peoples to Peace: The Role of Youth in Peacebuilding" was the theme of an International Day of Peace observance in Medan on Sept. 21, 2014.

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argentina-idpBuenos Aires, Argentina - “For bridges and roads” and “The youth raise their hands…” by Irma Droz and Cecilia María Labanca, respectively, shared the First Prize of the sixth International Poetry Contest organized by UPF-Argentina, which this year had as its motto: “Roads and Bridges for Peace.”

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Oslo, Norway - "The Right of Peoples to Peace: A Religious Approach to a Peaceful World" was the theme of an International Day of Peace observance at Grønland Church in Oslo on Sept. 18, 2014.

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Battambang, Cambodia - Five UPF staff members traveled five hours by van to Cambodia's second-largest city for International Day of Peace programs a three universities on Sept. 7-8, 2014.

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UPF is proud to carry out programs for peace on this International Day of Peace 2014, focusing on the theme of "the rights of peoples to peace."

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Abuja, Nigeria - UPF-Nigeria organized activities from Sept. 19-25 to commemorate the 2014 UN International Day of Peace in Nigeria.

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Cotonou, Benin - "Operation Heart-to-Heart" is the theme of a series of events in Cotonou between Sept. 19 and Oct. 19, 2014 in observance of the UN International Day of Peace and other UN commemorative days. Activities include education, service, sport, art and interreligious dialogue.

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