International Day of Peace - September 21

The International Day of Peace is designated by the UN as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The global URI community comes together to celebrate this occasion in many ways every year.

International Day of Peace and URI

Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, the International Day of Peace – "IDP" 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 the International Day of Peace since our network's inception in 2000.

2022 International Day of Peace Activities

The theme for the 2022 International Day of Peace is: End racism. Build peace. It draws attention to the importance of combating racism and building societies in which all people are treated equally.

Every year URI and URI Cooperation Circles participate in IDP observations marked by various activities and events ranging from peace walks to concerts, as well as art showcases, community outreach, and peace education programs. You are invited to share a CC event for September 21 click here to fill out a short form and be added to URI's 2022 event listing.

CC Para el Dialogo celebrates IDP 2016

Para el Dialogo CC celebrates IDP.

Goias CC celebrates IDP 2016

Goias CC celebrates IDP.

Karickam International School CC celebrates IDP 2016

Karickam International School CC celebrates IDP.

URI in Pakistan celebrates IDP 2016.

URI in Pakistan celebrates IDP.

Trust WIN CC in Israel celebrates IDP 2016

Trust WIN CC in Israel celebrates IDP.

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Volunteering For Peace CC celebrates IDP 2016 with children in Gaza

Volunteering For Peace CC celebrates IDP with children in Gaza.

Spotlighting efforts in Yemen