The International Day of Peace is September 21! Every year, the URI community celebrates with gatherings, conferences, discussions, marches, parties, and many other ways around the world.
Let us know what activities you're planning: Fill out our Peace Day 2017 form.
We will feature the URI activities happening around the globe on our new and improved website, which will be unveiled in September.
Special 2017 Announcement: Peace Day Prizes!
Two URI regions - the Middle East and North Africa, and the URI Multiregion - are offering International Day of Peace prizes this year.
Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region Prize
Cooperation Circles who are a part of the MENA region can apply for a $250 prize to fund their Peace Day event. The MENA leadership team writes: “URI MENA is opening the applications for two awards to honor IDP. Therefore, please show us your creative ideas to celebrate this event and apply for the award. URI will select the best two ideas and contribute to the cost of their implementing by USD 250 each. We encourage you to meet with your Cooperation Circle’s members and think about creative way to celebrate the IDP, then fill out the award application and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org before 10th Sept. 2017. We expect to announce the award winners on 15th September, 2017. Reimbursement should be made upon receiving the report along with pictures and videos of the activity. URI MENA Logo should be visible in the activity. Please feel free to contact to URI MENA Leadership team for any inquiries.” Click here for the application form. Apply by September 10.
Cooperation Circles who are a part of the URI Multiregion can apply for a $200 prize to fund their Peace Day event. Click here for the application form. Apply by August 22.
About the International Day of Peace
Established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, International Day of Peace, or “Peace Day,” was declared as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. URI has been a proud partner of International Day of Peace since our network's inception in 2000.