International Day of Peace

Celebrate Peace Day with us!

Each September, Roots & Shoots groups from around the world celebrate 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 with other animals, and with the environment we share. It’s also a step towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Celebrate International Day of Peace with people, other animals, and the environment through the activities below.

Roots & Shoots Day of Peace Resources

Peace Day Challenge

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United Nations International Day of Peace Countdown

Each year the United Nations and countries around the world observe International Day of Peace on September 21st. The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together.”

Read this excerpt from the United Nations Website:

“This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. Rather, our common enemy is a tireless virus that threatens our health, security and very way of life. COVID-19 has thrown our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impact people everywhere.

In March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on all warring parties to lay down their weapons and focus on the battle against this unprecedented global pandemic. While the message is intended for armed parties, solidarity and cooperation across borders, sectors and generations are also needed to win this new fight against the worst public health crisis of our time.”

United Nations International Day of Peace Resources

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