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
Bell at noon (requires
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
A network of environmentally conscious schools connected through the Web is planting trees on the International Day of Peace. ENO (Environment Online) documents that hundreds of schools in over 70 countries are planting trees as a symbol for environmental protection and international co-operation in the field of environmental education, cultural diversity, tolerance and peace. The ENO website is http://eno.joensuu.fi/treedatabase.htm
The National Youth Council of Chad is organizing musical performances, theatrical productions, poems, dances, and films for 700 to 900 young people per day from 15-21 September.
Africa Youths for Peace and Development will celebrate the International Day of Peace by providing meals and clothing for street kids and war affected youths in Freetown, Sierra Leone and by planting 60 trees in the community.
The Uganda Social Forum is organizing a Peace Day event at Mandela National Stadium in Kampala. Many organizations will come together to discuss development related topics, including peace and security, HIV/AIDS, education, and the reduction of poverty. The Uganda Social Forum is also launching a caravan that will start in the Kasese district on 15 September and continue to Kibaale district for a night-time campfire and the laying of a peace-and-reconciliation monument on 18 September. Along the way, the Uganda Social Forum will be organizing sports-for-peace activities and cultural events in the hope that these activities will encourage people in the region to reflect on conflicts that affect their daily lives.
The East Africa Students Service Organisation will launch a campaign with posters and peaceful protest to ask people to surrender illegal weapons to the authorities.
Learn more about other International Day of Peace activities.