International Day of Peace 2020 – Shaping Peace Together

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together”. Celebrate the day and stand together with the UN against attempts to use the COVID-19 pandemic to promote discrimination or hatred. Join one of the following events to help shape peace together.

Refer to details of the Sydney celebration and the Melbourne online event below.

SYDNEY CELEBRATION – 20 September, 2pm to 4pm

Raising Peace Event
When: Sunday 20 September, 2pm to 4pm
Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
Where: 107 Project, 107 Redfern St, Redfern 2016

Speakers include:
– Lee Rhiannon, Member of The Greens and former NSW Senator (2011-2018) and member of the NSW Legislative Council (1999-2010);
– Stuart Rees, former Director of the Sydney Peace Foundation.

If you are not able to attend in person, the organisers invite you to watch the Livestream on the IVP Facebook:

Further details and program:

MELBOURNE ONLINE EVENT – 21 September, 7.30pm

Between War and Peace: Australia’s Past and Future.
Guest speakers:
– A/Prof Allan Patience (Honorary Principal Fellow in Political Science in the School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne);
– Dr Sue Wareham (National President, Medical Association for Prevention of War).

When: Monday 21 September 2020
Time: 7.30 pm
Where: FREE online – via Zoom
Register: Send you name and email address to

NB – Those who register will be provided with the Zoom link to get access to the event. It is advisable to register early as registrations may close well before the event. This will be a interactive evening. See flyer for full details.

More information

United Nations, International Day of Peace 2020 – Shaping Peace Together.
UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres, 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace message.
20th Anniversary of the UN Resolution on the Program of Action on a Culture of Peace –  A/RES/53/243 B.


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