The International Day of Peace (IDP), observed annually on September 21, was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence for strengthening the ideals of peace within and among all nations and people. URI Cooperation Circles and friends across the globe have been joining in solidarity to commemorate this day since 2000, observing it with prayer, events and service projects.
At the UN, the URI works closely with the Department of Public Information and two other NGOs to create an annual student observance, featuring the Secretary-General, UN Messengers of Peace and student presentations at UN headquarters and from UN peacekeeping sites. The event ends with the entire room sending messages of peace to every country using the World Peace Flag Ceremony.
Read United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's message to commemorate June 13th, the 100-day countdown to IDP.
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March 22, 2013 10:15 AM
December 11, 2012 9:29 AM
Hoping to clean up the township of Bangwe, Malawi – and improve the environment overall – the Blantyre Cooperation Circle embarked on a sanitary awareness campaign Dec. 1.Read more...
October 30, 2012 11:32 AM
In June 2012, Brazil welcomed members of the world community for both the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development and the Peoples Summit at Kari-Oka.Read more...
October 5, 2012 3:22 PM
September 28, 2012 1:49 PM
Kiran Bali, chair of URI’s Global Council, hosted an interfaith celebration in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire to celebrate the International Day of Peace.Read more...
September 27, 2012 4:11 PM
Poems, prayers, dancing and a climactic football game were just a few of the ways the Blantyre CC celebrated the International Day of Peace in Malawi.Read more...
September 27, 2012 9:35 AM
In the wake of the Sept. 11, 2012 protests in Egypt and Libya, members of URI’s Multiregion discussed interfaith dialogue, diversity and tolerance at a series of events in Alexandria, Egypt.Read more...
September 25, 2012 10:05 AM
September 24, 2012 10:27 AM
The Rev. James Channan was honored for his peacebuilding work during URI Pakistan's celebration of the International Day of Peace on Sept. 23.Read more...
September 21, 2012 1:51 PM