Peace Day 21 September provides a platform for the global youth to create positive impact through their natural gifts and talents. Here you will find projects and resources to support that.
We invite individuals, schools and youth organization the world over to participate in this year’s focus youth project: #PeaceDay193.
The ambition is - for the first time ever - to record young people committing to Peace Day across all 193 UN Member States. On Peace Day, 21 September, we will compile 193 photos of young people (1 selected from each country) as an artistic installation at the flagship Peace Day celebration, in London. It will look incredible!
To get involved, simply SIGN-UP and SEND A PHOTO displaying your national flag and ‘#PeaceDay193’. That’s all! This photo is an opportunity for any young person (under 25), school or youth organization to be the face of peace advocacy for all of your country. Through the photo, you can express your creativity, send a powerful message, showcase any branding, honour national identity or simply share a smile and a peace sign! For more information download the project overview, above.
- Interactive, media-rich, student-centred resources that drive debate and practical action.
- More than 20 lesson plans, covering issues such as anti-bullying, the United Nations and Great Peacemakers.
- Available in the 6 official languages of the United Nations; Arabic, English, French, Mandarin, Spanish, and Russian.
- Accessed by thousands of parents and educators from 187 UN member states.
- Highlighting the power of sport, music, dance, art and drama within the peace landscape.
Peace One Day’s Global Education Resources - packed with a wide selection of enriching lesson plans - are completely FREE to access and download. Registration is currently not required.
If you like and enjoy them, or any of our work, we warmly invite you to join our Global Schools Network, via the link at the bottom of this page.
Peace Day 21 September is the day when more people across the world think about ‘peace’ than any other day of the year. It is also the day when there is the greatest reduction in violence, globally; behavioural change that is reflected most poignantly in the school environment.
In a questionnaire among the Peace One Day Global Schools’ Network, more than two-thirds (68%) of responding schools stated that pupils act more peacefully on Peace Day (in comparison to any other school day).
Individual behavioural change is the platform upon which young people play an essential role in a much bigger story of positive progress. Through creative contribution, achievement through teamwork, and community development, young people understand - experientially - what it means to ‘make a difference’.
Peace Day activation is limited only by the imagination. From social studies to social outreach!... how will your students choose to engage and express themselves on Peace Day 21 September? Our Get Involved page is packed with content to support your school’s Peace Day plans, including simple ideas and a helpful resources section.
Please do let us know your plans. It is an essential part of the ongoing measurement process. We invite and encourage you to officially log your school’s Peace Day plans and activities by completing this short ‘School Participation Form’. All information entered will contribute to an open spreadsheet for teachers to view and build, collaboratively. You will be able to view all other logged schools across the world, add yourself to the Peace Day School Participation map, and be part to our Global Schools’ Network, with exclusive benefits and priority access to Peace Projects.
If you would like to reinforce your students’ knowledge, efforts and achievement in regards to Peace Day, we highly encourage you to book a PeaceTalk with Peace One Day.
These dynamic 15-20 minute conversations (via video conference) are a great opportunity to meet Peace One Day Founder, Jeremy Gilley or Peace One Day’s Lead Global Educator, Ben Harrington. To date, these talks have taken place with tens of thousands of students in more than 50 countries.
“The meeting with Jeremy has truly inspired my students & they were already discussing their future plan of action for this year's 20th anniversary of Peace One Day.” - - Kamal Preet, DPS Bangalore South - India (2019)
“It was such a moving and insightful experience. In the spirit of open and honest communication this was a beautiful and inspirational addition to our session” - - Elizabeth Murray, BIS of Jeddah - Saudi Arabia (2019)
“We loved talking with you! Our students are inspired and it was the perfect way to begin our week as we build up to Peace Day!” - Seren Davis, Tashkent International School - Uzbekistan (2018)
“Thank you for the skype call with Jeremy. It was such a unique opportunity for the Student Leaders who later shared the experiences in their classrooms.” - Dr. Ana Maria Leon, Counselor, International School Nido de Aguilas - Mexico (2018)
“Thank you so much for meeting with the kids this morning. They were talking about the conversation all day.” - Karyn Robson, Upper Elementary Teacher, Sunset Hills Montessori School - USA (2018)
If you would like, your school can use Peace Day participation (above) as a basis to fundraise for Peace One Day. We are a non-profit organization that has been working for 20 years in the name of peace. Our work is largely funded by sponsorship but often our aspirations and potential in the education arena significantly outsize our financial capabilities.
Any and all contributions from school fundraising will go directly towards our ongoing work to engage young people on and around Peace Day through inspirational initiatives and engaging peace projects. All contributions are warmly received and your school will be sent a personal message of appreciation from Peace One Day Founder, Jeremy Gilley, along with a printable Certificate of Support.
For more information or to enquire further, request a Fundraising Infopack.
In August 2018 Peace One Day invited schools to give their students the opportunity to be part of a global call for a #PeaceDayGoogleDoodle. The response was incredible. Over a 4-month period, 302 participating schools across 62 countries signed up to the project.
Through this vibrant initiative students across the globe were positively enthused by a lesson that permitted artistic expression for social good, producing thousands of #PeaceDayGoogleDoodle designs.
As of April 2019, Peace One Day have shared the fruits of young people's work directly with Google HQ. We hope that the company will acknowledge their efforts and desire for an official #PeaceDayGoogleDoodle. We are awaiting an official response from the tech giant and will see what Peace Day 21 September brings.
Is your school truly committed to engaging students in the peace process? Does your school aspire to become a beacon of positive impact among your local community? Do you want your school to be part of a world-wide network of schools leading on positive change?
If so, our Global Schools’ Network - built around the forthcoming Peace & Sustainability Programme is for you. Register your interest by emailing Ben.Harrington@PeaceOneDay.org with the Subject; Schools' Network
We love to share students' stories on our Facebook page! Please do get in touch and let us know about your schools’ efforts, activities and achievements - small or large. Simply email email@example.com
Finally, if you have any feedback or thoughts with regards to our education work, please contact Ben.Harrington@PeaceOneDay.org