The annual Peace Day Challenge is an opportunity to highlight the enduring relevance of the International Day of Peace and to inspire actions for peace both big and small. Though September 21st looks a little different this year, all of us can still do our part to help create a more peaceful world.

We invite you to join the virtual Peace Day Challenge 2020 by sharing your action for peace on social media with the hashtag #PeaceDayChallenge. This year offers a chance to think creatively about what building peace means to you—you could look for opportunities to resolve disagreements, join a virtual volunteer event, or simply make a commitment to be a peacebuilder. #PeaceDayChallenge posts shared with a photograph will be included in our interactive photomosaic of all the inspiring things we’re doing together for peace.

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.

Before September 21:

  • Head to www.usip.org/peacedaychallenge to get ideas for action.
  • Spread the word to your networks using the hashtag #PeaceDayChallenge.
  • Take an action for peace and share a photo of it with #PeaceDayChallenge for our interactive photomosaic, or upload it directly on our website.
  • Encourage your friends and colleagues to participate by sharing our #PeaceDayChallenge graphics, or create your own.
  • In your post, be sure to tag specific people or groups you’re encouraging so they know about it.
  • Here are a few sample messages for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks (and don’t forget to include a photo!):
  • Tag @usinstituteofpeace on Facebook, @USIP on Twitter, and @usipeace on Instagram so we can share!

On September 21, the International Day of Peace:

  • Come back and check out our completed interactive photomosaic to search for your own #PeaceDayChallenge photo and share it on social media with your followers! It will demonstrate how each of us still has a meaningful role to play in making peace possible.
  • Share a photo, video or message about how you or your organization is taking up the #PeaceDayChallenge! Here are a few ideas:
  • 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 www.usip.org.
  • Remember: In a year like no other, peace is still possible.

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