Celebrating the International Day of Peace around the world

Follow updates of our events around the world as we celebrate the UN's International Day of Peace.

These events are part of our global Talking Peace Festival, using arts, food and tech to get people talking about peace.


29 September 2017

On Friday, we previewed our new documentary about the experiences of people in the Kasserine region at the CinéMadart in Carthage, Tunis. The film, Voices from Kasserine, is directed by Olfa Lamloum and Michel Tabet, and Talal Khoury is the director of photography.


23 September 2017

On Saturday, the #Everydaypeace Concert in Quezon City saw the launch of our new app in the Philippines promoting the idea that 'peace is within our power', plus the new single Kalinaw by music icon Dong Abay. Find out more at www.facebook.com/InternationalAlertPhilippines.


21–23 September 2017

Our friends in Maiduguri are celebrating Peace Day with a three-day sports tournament. Young people from different ethnic and religious groups are joining forces in the name of sport to demonstrate the importance of community cohesion.


21 September 2017

Youth peer mentors from around Kyrgyzstan climbed a mountain and hauled hundreds of rocks to craft this awesome peace sign in Koh Tash village near Bishkek to highlight the importance of peacebuilding. The mentors are taking part in leadership training this week as part of our constructive dialogues on religion and democracy project.

Democratic Republic of Congo

21 September 2017

Our friends in Goma celebrated Peace Day with a football match, participatory theatre show (pictured), live music and a march for peace, ending the day with some words of hope from the city's mayor and a commitment to peace in DRC. Thanks to our partners Interpeace, ISSSS, Search for Common Ground and MSI for a wonderful day.


20 September 2017

Last night in Bogotá, we joined Hermanos Brothers at El Centro de Memoria, Paz y Reconciliacióna for a wonderful performance of La Balsa (The Raft), a new piece of musical theatre examining the idea of migration as an intrinsic part of the human experience. The piece invites the audience to journey with the performers, as they share the stories that shape their past, present and future.


Saturday 16 September 2017

We had a great turnout on Saturday for our #PeaceDayMyanmar celebration with Moving Forward Together in Mahabandoola Park, Yangon. Lots of people braved the rain to listen to live music and poetry and to share messages of peace. Below, reggae artist Saw Poe Kwar performs songs of peace, harmony and tolerance to a big crowd.


15–17 September 2017

We held a peace animation festival, Festival Ravlik, in Berdyansk, with three days of workshops and masterclasses. People of all ages shared their experiences and created peace cartoons using a variety of techniques. Watch one of their creations below.