Each year, USIP asks people to advocate for peace as a real alternative to violent conflict by taking action on September 21 — the International Day of Peace — and sharing it with the global peacebuilding community using #PeaceDayChallenge.

This year’s call-to-action — Say it. Do it. Share it. — focuses on exploring your own understanding of peace and conflict: Say what peace means to you. Do something that demonstrates your commitment to peace. Share it on social media and inspire others to do the same.

Resources

Peace Day Challenge Action Kit cover

Peace Day Challenge Action Kit

The Peace Day Challenge Action Kit offers ways to take up the Challenge, inspiration from previous Peace Day Challenge participants, and a list of other useful resources.

Poster Teaching Guide for the Peace Day Challenge

Poster Teaching Guide for the Peace Day Challenge

Looking for a classroom resource? We have a "Poster Teaching Guide for the Peace Day Challenge,” developed with Scholastic in 2018 and distributed that year to 50,000 middle school classrooms across the U.S. to support educators and their students in taking action on the International Day of Peace (9/21) and continuing their learning and engagement year-long. It is still on display in many schools, and available again in 2019 for teachers to post in their classrooms and use with their students to inspire action for the Peace Day Challenge!

Please note, some links may no longer work in the poster teaching guide.