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International Day of Peace

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, International Day of Peace – or “Peace Day” – was declared as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. URI has been a proud partner of International Day of Peace since our network's inception in 2000. 

This year’s theme is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace,” and it promises to be marked by by various activities and events, ranging from peace walks to concerts, as well as art showcases, community outreach and peace education programs.   

“The 17 Sustainable Development Goals are our shared vision of humanity and a social contract between the world's leaders and the people,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “They are a to-do list for people and planet, and a blueprint for success.”

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at an historic summit of the world’s leaders in New York in September 2015. The new ambitious 2030 agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve these goals over the next 15 years. It aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.

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CHECK OUT THE ACTIVITIES HAPPENING AROUND THE WORLD IN CELEBRATION OF IDP!

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September 28, 2016 1:08 PM

UN Celebrates Sustainable Peace and Sustainable Development

Alongside the United Nations International Day of Peace, the UN held an event titled “Sustainable Peace - Sustainable Development” at United Nations Headquarters, with a strong URI presence.

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September 27, 2016 4:42 PM

URI South India Lays Interfaith Centre Foundation Stone

Rev. Dr. Victor Kazanjian, URI Executive Director, blessed the foundation stone for an Interfaith Centre at Meenpidippara, Kottarakkara on September 21st (IDP) in the presence of all TPA delegates and friends. 

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Abraham Karickam

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September 26, 2016 6:10 PM

International Day of Peace Celebrated in Pakistan

The celebration of International Day of Peace was organized at Peace Center in Lahore, and started with prayers from the Christian, Muslim, and Hindu sacred books.

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September 26, 2016 12:24 PM

Weekly Shot: Kerala Peace Day Parade

On the International Day of Peace September 21st, children and teachers from the Karickam School, a URI Cooperation Circle in Kerala, India, marched through their village chanting "Peace, Peace, Peace - We want peace!"

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The Weekly Shot

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September 23, 2016 6:12 PM

Cultural Infusion Acknowledges the UN International Day of Peace

On the 21st of September 2016, individuals from all across the world and from all different walks of life mark the International Day of Peace.

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September 23, 2016 4:15 PM

TRUST WIN Peace Day Celebration in Ranaana, Israel

Seventy-five women, from 12 to 93 years old, of Christian, Druze, Jewish, and Muslim faiths, met to celebrate the International Day of Peace.

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September 21, 2016 12:08 PM

International Day of Peace 2016

See how the URI community throughout the world is celebrating the International Day of Peace 2016. Please check back soon - this page is being updated with stories and photos from all URI International Day of Peace activities.

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URI News Desk

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September 21, 2016 11:34 AM

Happy International Day of Peace

Young and old, people of different nationalities, cultures, and religions, we walked side by side connected to one another by our common desire for peace in our lives and in our communities and in our world.

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September 19, 2016 3:44 PM

Get Yourself on the Peace Map!

This Wednesday, September 21, is the 2016 International Day of Peace! Here's how to join the action.

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URI News Desk

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June 14, 2016 3:16 PM

11 Days of Global Unity: Moving from Vision to Action!

URI is partnering with the Shift Network for the 11 Days of Global Unity Summit to celebrate progress on critical global issues! 

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Monica Willard

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