The annual Peace Day Challenge is an opportunity to honor the International Day of Peace and to inspire people everywhere to view peace as practical and possible. It is all about turning September 21 into a day of action, focused on building peace through real-life activities and sharing them on social media with #PeaceDayChallenge.

We all have a role to play in building peace. This September, USIP challenges you to: 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. The 2022 Peace Day Challenge focuses on exploring your own understanding of peace and conflict, on taking action for peace, and on connecting with a global network of peacebuilders. 

The materials in this kit can help you promote your efforts to recognize the International Day of Peace by connecting your work to thousands of other #PeaceDayChallenge actions around the world. Check out some suggestions below.

Before September 21:

  • Head to to get ideas for action.
  • Spread the word to your networks using the hashtag #PeaceDayChallenge.
  • Take an action for peace and share a photo or video of it with #PeaceDayChallenge.
  • Share your #PeaceDayChallenge on Instagram! Use one of our Peace Day gifs in your story by searching for a “USIP” sticker, add your photo to our Peace Day Challenge sticker or remix one of our reels.
  • Write down what peace means to you, or how you plan to take up the #PeaceDayChallenge, on our printable sign. Then, take a photo with your sign and share it on social media.
  • Encourage your friends and colleagues to participate by sharing our #PeaceDayChallenge graphics, or create your own.
  • In your posts, be sure to tag specific people or groups you’re encouraging so they can see and share it.
  • Here are a few sample messages for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks (and don’t forget to include a photo!):
    • English: The International Day of Peace is just around the corner! Will you commit to take the #PeaceDayChallenge this year?
    • English: We all have a role to play in building peace. What will you do for this year’s #PeaceDayChallenge?
    • English: To me, peace is [XXXXX]. Join the 2022 #PeaceDayChallenge and share what peace means to you:
    • English: I’m taking the #PeaceDayChallenge this year and I’m encouraging [@XXXXX] and [@XXXXX] to join me:
    • Spanish: El Día Internacional de la Paz se acerca! ¿Vas a hacer una cosa por la paz? #PeaceDayChallenge
    • French: La Journée Internationale de la Paix approche à grands pas ! Vous engagerez-vous à relever le défi de la journée de la paix cette année ? #PeaceDayChallenge
    • Arabic:  اليوم الدولي للسلام على مقربة! هل ستقوم بفعل شيء واحد من أجل السلام؟ #PeaceDayChallenge
  • Tag @usinstituteofpeace on Facebook, @USIP on Twitter, and @usipeace on Instagram so we can share!

On September 21, the International Day of Peace:

  • Share a photo, video or message about how you or your organization is taking up the #PeaceDayChallenge! Here are a few ideas:
    • English: We’re doing [XXXXXX] for the 2022 #PeaceDayChallenge! Learn more: #PeaceDay
    • English: Today, join us in taking the #PeaceDayChallenge by [XXXXXX}: #PeaceDay
    • English: We all have a role to play in building peace. Today, we’re participating in the 2022 #PeaceDayChallenge—how will you take action for peace?
    • English: Today is International #PeaceDay! Join me in taking the #PeaceDayChallenge by sharing what peace means to you:
    • Spanish: La paz es un reto que todos debemos aceptar. Únete hoy con nosotros en #PeaceDayChallenge #PeaceDay
    • French: Nous avons tous un rôle à jouer dans l’ édification de la paix. Aujourd'hui, nous participons au défi de la Journée de la paix 2022. Comment agirez-vous pour la paix ? #PeaceDayChallenge #PeaceDay
    • Arabic:  الوصول للسلام هو تحدي علينا جميعاً أن نتقبله. اليوم شاركونا في تحدِ يوم السلام  #PeaceDayChallenge #PeaceDay
  • Ask your followers to take an action for the #PeaceDayChallenge and share it.

After September 21:

  • Keep the conversation about peace going! Find more ways to stay engaged at
  • Remember: We all have a role to play in building peace.

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