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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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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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January 25, 2016 9:00 AM

The Weekly Shot: Dove Release for Peace

Hope in Life Foundation, a URI Multi-Region Cooperation Circle, held a “Message of Peace Releasing Ceremony” on the International Day of Peace 2015.

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November 30, 2015 9:11 AM

The Weekly Shot: Santiago Interreligious Celebration

Santiago Spiritual Forum for Peace Cooperation Circle held its 14th annual Interreligious Celebration in Santiago, Chile.

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November 19, 2015 1:06 PM

Escuela de Amor Assists High School Students: Video

Escuela de Amor Cooperation Circle helps International Baccalaureate Catholic high school students present about belief systems.

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November 2, 2015 5:01 PM

The Walk DC Shines as Example of Interfaith Partnership

The 2015 Walk DC was a powerful example of people from various faiths coming together to learn about one another and walk in friendship. 

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Unity Walk CC

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October 30, 2015 9:21 AM

International Day of Peace at the United Nations

The United Nations celebrated the International Day of Peace on September 21. See the full report, with photos, here.

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Monica Willard

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October 26, 2015 9:28 AM

The Weekly Shot: On the Peace Road

“Wherever we go, whatever we do, we all are on Peace Road…”

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The Weekly Shot

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October 14, 2015 2:22 PM

Celebrating Interfaith Harmony - Interfaith Film Evening on UN-IDP

In Bonn members of the DMLBonn CC, URI Germany CC and the Baha’i community Bonn celebrated UN International Day of Peace with an interfaith film evening on September 15, 2015.

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Karimah Stauch

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October 5, 2015 9:53 AM

The Weekly Shot: Tree Planting for Peace

In communities threatened by religious tension as well as deforestation, Interfaith Peace Building on Natural Resources Management CC members drew attention to the role of environmental protection in promoting peace.

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October 4, 2015 8:37 AM

PEACE CC Organizes 'Piece for Peace' as UN Peace Day Celebration

Members of PEACE CC - Millindar and family, organized a “Piece for Peace” activity for the residents of their society on the 19th and 20th of September 2015.

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