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This day is an important opportunity for school and community groups to become part of a worldwide observation. We encourage you and your students to start planning for this exciting day.

What you can do Use the internet to promote peace... What others are doing

Observe a minute of silence at 12 noon

Help improve your community

Hold a concert at a hospital or elders' home

Collect food or clothing for people in need.

Plant a tree

Schedule an assembly with a peace theme, or hold a peace vigil

Hold a conflict resolution workshop

Create your own celebration

Gather ideas from Ben & Jerry's "50 Ways to Promote Peace."

Make or order a peace pole for your school, park, or place of worship.

Play a recording of the UN Peace Bell at noon (requires RealPlayer) or ring bells for peace in your school or community on 21 September.

Listen to peace songs. Play a recording of The Day of Peace.

Visit the web sites of other organizations that are planning events for the International Day of Peace.

ENO Tree Planting Day 2005,
21 September.

ENO-Environment Online is a virtual school for environmental awareness and sustainable development that connects 200 schools in 75 countries.We will open our schoolyear 21 st of September 2005.

Start your school year with ENO by planting trees on 21 September at 12 noon in your community. The first trees will be planted in New Zealand. Then, following the path of the Sun, new trees will be planted in Asia, Europe, and Africa. The “chain of trees” will be completed in North and South America.

ENO states that trees are "a symbol for the co-operation between schools around the world, cultural diversity, tolerance and peace."

Find out more about how your school can participate in this event.

Let us know how you will celebrate the International Day of Peace, email us at cyberschoolbus@un.org.




International Day of Peace 2005

UN Observance

Programme of Events

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Messengers of Peace

Peace Song

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