International Day of Peace

Peace is built by human beings, and human beings are built from their hearts.

Rev. Takeyasu Miyamoto, founder of Arigatou International

The International Day of Peace is marked on 21 September, every year, all over the world. We use this date as an opportunity to remind the world that conflict affects children in the most and worst way. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. We support and coordinate common actions in collaboration with our partners.

jeremy gilley with children at an orphanage in baidoa somalia

Jeremy Gilley, actor turned film-maker and founder of the non-profit, Peace One Day, begun the journey to build a movement for peace, in the late 90’s. Thorough his efforts, the International Peace Day was established and unanimously adopted by every UN Member State.To read our interview with Jeremy Gilley, Founder - Peace One Day please click here.

"If the human race wishes to have a prolonged and indefinite period of material prosperity, they have only got to behave in a peaceful and helpful way toward one another." - Winston Churchill. Read more of Rev. Fred Nyabera message here.

 Blood of Your Child

In December 2013, political infighting erupted into violence spreading across like wildfire in South Sudan. Almost 8 million people are in need of aid, and 4.6 million people are on the edge of starvation. Without peace, families will remain in hiding away from their homes and their land. Families will die from starvation, malnutrition and disease.

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