The Peace Day Challenge exists to raise the profile of the International Day of Peace and to affirm peace as a real alternative to the violence we see every day in the world.
It is all about inspiring a day of action on September 21, focused on building peace through real-life activities and sharing on social media at #PeaceDayChallenge.
Since launching in 2015, the Peace Day Challenge has reached 148 countries and all 50 U.S. states, engaged hundreds of schools and dozens of organizations, and inspired social media posts from high-profile individuals and a broad public audience reaching tens of millions of people.
- Gain practical peacebuilding skills through USIP’s online courses, available tuition-free through the end of 2020.
- Explore Global Campus offerings
- Get inspired by examples of peacebuilders who are making a real difference in the world
- Sign up for a virtual volunteer opportunity (or look for a safe in-person volunteer opportunity) to support an organization that’s helping to build international peace
- Points of Light's network of volunteer opportunities
- Organize a virtual activity/event to raise awareness about a peace priority that matters to you, or about the Peace Day Challenge in general
- Make a personal commitment to be a peacebuilder – for example:
- Look for opportunities to resolve disagreements
- Listen with an open mind to those with a different perspective
- Seek ways to help bridge divides and find common ground
- Teach your children/students about peace and about how to be a peacebuilder
- Poster Teaching Guide for the Peace Day Challenge
- Share what you learn/do on or around September 21 – show up on social media using #PeaceDayChallenge!
- Spread the word about an individual or organization you know to be working to address violent conflict and build peace around the world
- Share a quote about peace that inspires you to act and may inspire others