Preparing for International Day of Peace 2017!

International Day of Peace is just around the corner! 

Every year on September 21st, people around the world celebrate the United Nations’ International Day of Peace (IDP), a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. Activities and events range from events planned just for the occasion to recognitions of the day being added to existing activities. In previous years, celebrations have ranged from peace walks to concerts, and include art showcases, community outreach, and peace education programs.

Will your Cooperation Circle/Affiliate join the millions of people around the world celebrating this day?

Tell us about it!

When you fill out this formyour event will be posted on URI’s website AND cross-posted partners sites, including UNIFY, the Compassion Games and 1 Billion Acts of Peace. Members of your organization will also be qualified to apply for a trip to the United Nations (see below). 

Opportunity to Visit the United Nations

When your URI North America Cooperation Circle or Affiliate celebrates International Day of Peace and shares a report of your event, members of your North America Cooperation Circle or Affiliate will automatically qualify to apply for a partially-funded visit to celebrate World Interfaith Harmony Week at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City (February 2018). Special consideration will be given to youth. Keep an eye out for more details in the coming weeks and months!

You can read about the experience of previous participants on our blog.

Tools, Tips & More

● Looking for ideas for how to celebrate? Check out the International Day of Peace Program Bank packed full of ideas from your fellow URI members. Get more media coverage of your event with our press release template and media tips.

● URI North America Affiliate We, The World, invites you to celebrate the 11 Days of Global Unity, leading up to IDP. Consider joining this worldwide convergence of festivals, concerts, forums, rallies and other programs surrounding 11 themes. Want to join in? Click here to learn more.

● Already have another event planned around this time? Consider adding a recognition of IDP to your event. For ideas on how to do this, check out URI’s IDP Toolcard.

● Don’t forget to add #PeaceDay and #TangibleHope to your posts on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to help create a buzz on social media. For more information about the power of hashtags, click here.