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Celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day with us! 

Each September, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world celebrate Roots & Shoots Peace Day and honour the UN International Day of Peace. Dr. Jane has been a UN Messenger of Peace since 2002 and she inspires us all to live in harmony with nature and each other. Each Roots & Shoots project is a step towards a future in which humans can live in peace in an environmentally sustainable way—a step towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Celebrate Peace Day with people, animals and the environment through the activities below. Share your photos on the Roots & Shoots Peace Day Facebook Page and using #RootsandShoots #PeaceDay on social media.

PEACE DAY ACTIVITIES:

Build an official Jane Goodall's Roots & Shoots Peace Dove Puppet — Dr. Jane's favorite!

Giant Peace Dove Puppets

Smaller Peace Dove Puppets

Share your peace artwork and it will be featured on Dr. Jane's Facebook Page.

Art4Peace Showcase Guide

Decorate a Peace Pole.

Peace Pole Guide

Host a Human Library to share diverse perspectives on peace.

Human Library Guide

Host an intercultural picnic and contribute to our "Cook in Peace" cookbook.

Cook in Peace Guide

JGI's Cook in Peace Cookbook

Celebrate peace through art and theatre. 

Art in Peace Guide



[Download the 2017 poster.]

United Nations International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The Day’s theme for 2017 is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All." The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. TOGETHER unites the organizations of the United Nations System, the 193 Member States of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants. It was initiated during the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016.

Click here to learn more.

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