The International Day of Peace is marked on 21 September, every year, as a global day dedicated to consolidating the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. End Child Poverty, has recognized the potential for faith groups to mobilise around peace day and use education to inspire young people to get involved in promoting peace, and make the connection between peace and eradicating child poverty on a global scale.
End Child Poverty has therefore chosen this day to amplify the voice of children affected by conflict and remind the world that violent conflicts affect children in the most and worst way.
On this day we mount grassroots and social media campaigns on peace as well join partners and friends events. One such very impactful partnership has been with the social innovator Jeremy Gilley, founder – Peace One Day.
The theme for the 2016 campaign was “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”