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Join us in celebrating International Peace Day on 21 September


This year’s International Peace Day held on 21 September under the UN’s theme of ‘Shaping Peace Together is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

To mark the occasion, the Institute is launching a #PeaceTogether campaign to underline the importance of collaboration and dialogue to resolving conflict.  

Sustainable peace can only be achieved when all sides to a conflict have the capacity to find outcomes together.  High-level talks between power brokers are just a small part of a complex and inter-linking process.   Women, religious, civil society and minority groups not only need you to get their voices heard but be part of the process of resolving conflict together if results are to stick.

In Europe and across the globe, a retreat towards isolation and division has threatened to overshadow a concerted international effort towards forging new partnerships to defeat the common threat of Covid-19.  The chances of building a more peaceful world based on inclusivity, human rights and rule of law hinge on our ability to come together through dialogue and understanding.

Join us on 21 September to mark International Peace Day by participating in our campaign to highlight our capacity to overcome adversity in the face of Covid-19 and other challenges. Post a one minute video on social media highlighting the work being done to shape peace together as part of your work or within your community and share it with your network using the hashtag #PeaceTogether.

Michael Keating, the Executive Director at the European Institute of Peace issued the following message: