Events

On 21 September 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., the Secretary-General will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. United Nations Messengers of Peace will participate in the ceremony.

Please note that due to the special tribute event that will be held to honour former Secretary-General Kofi Annan in the General Assembly Hall on the International Day of Peace, 21 September, the student conference will not take place on this day. We hope that Mr. Annan's legacy will further inspire you to help create a more peaceful and just world. A live webcast of the tribute will be broadcast that morning at webtv.un.org.

2017 Events

The Secretary-General rings the Peace Bell at the annual ceremony held at UN headquarters in observance of the International Day of Peace
(left to right): Ms. Jayathma Wickramanayake, SG’s Envoy for Youth; USG for Global Communications Alison Smale; Mrs. Lajčák and Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, PGA; Secretary-General António Guterres, Amb. Koro Bessho of Japan; UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall; Mrs. Bessho; Deputy SG Amina Mohammed, Chef de Cabinet Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti; Mr. František Ružička, Chef de Cabinet to PGA
Secretary-General António Guterres and Miroslav Lajčák, President of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly, with young guest musicians who performed at the annual Peace Bell Ceremony
(left to right): Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed; Chef de Cabinet Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti; Youth Envoy Jayathma Wickramanayake; Secretary-General António Guterres; UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall; USG for Global Communications Alison Smale
Student Observance of the International Day of Peace
Secretary-General António Guterres addresses Student Observance of the International Day of Peace, organized by the UN Department of Public Information
Maher Nasser (centre), Director of the Outreach Division in the UN Department of Public Information (DPI), addresses a Student Observance of the International Day of Peace. He is flanked by Jayathma Wickramanayake (left), the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth; and UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall.
Youth refugees Wendo Mbilizi (right) and Saja Almogaliat (left), and youth moderator Malala Wasme at the Student Observance of the International Day of Peace