"The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development... It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms. An agenda for the planet, our common home. An agenda for shared prosperity, peace and partnership." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
Here at Springboard, we have organised 6 annual Peace Day observances, events and celebrations. We recognise peace is not simply for a Day in September, but given the current devastating conflict in the world; it can symbolically represent what each and every one of us strive to bring into our life, and the hopes we have for our communities and globally. That’s why we are calling on people like you to join with us and unite millions around the world to mark the Day and support the message of non-violence for everyone where they live, work, learn and play. Find out how you can join us in celebrating this special Day.
Yes, it’s good to support Peace Day’s aims, but it’s even better to actively show your support. Don’t worry though… you don’t have to do anything big or fancy (although that’s alright too). Showing your support could simply mean setting aside a few moments for quiet reflection on Peace Day. Or signing up to Springboard’s Peace Day Campaign.
The point is….do something!
Join Springboard's local campaign to raise awareness of the International Day of Peace and promote non-violence where we live, work, learn and play. Follow us and all the other Peace Day news on Twitter with the #PeaceDay hashtag.
Why not get ready to observe or celebrate International Day of Peace this year through an activity or event. Need inspiration? Check out some ideas for Your Peace Day. You could also send an e-postcard to colleagues, friends or family to celebrate UN Peace Day. Whatever you do email the details and we will feature it on our website. Look forward to hearing from you!