International Day Peace

 International Day for Peace 2018

About Peace Day: 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.

GEM Programs:
This year, GEM is partnering with Streamable Learning on a series of International Distance Learning events. GEM schools and partners can participate in a free trial of these programs by contacting GEM at to receive a program link.

Programs are presented live, and students can ask questions via a live chat forum during the program.

Program 1:
Running for Peace: The Peace Run
September 21, 2018 - 12:10PM Eastern Time
Students Grades 8-12

Learn about the Peace Run and how you can join the movement for world peace. The Sri Chinmoy Oneness-Home Peace Run is a global relay that seeks to promote international friendship and understanding. Since 1987, the Run has traversed over 150 nations and territories, touching the lives of millions of people. By passing the torch from one person to the next, the relay offers people from many nations the opportunity to express their hopes and dreams for a better, brighter future. People from all walks of life hold the symbolic torch to wish for a peaceful world.

Program 2:
How You Can Create Peace
September 21, 2018 - 1:10PM Eastern Time
Students Grades 4-7

Students will learn about the meaning of the word "Peace". What peace means on a personal level, local level, and global level. Students will learn how they can contribute to peace in the world.

About Pragati Pascale:
Pragati is a strategic communications consultant to the international community on a range of sustainable development issues and high-profile events.

She has extensive experience in strategic communications and media relations with the United Nations, including as spokesperson for the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development and the Future We Want campaign, as well as on campaigns for the Millennium Development Goals and many related issues. Served as spokesperson for the President of the 60th session of the UN General Assembly, Jan Eliasson, who is currently the UN Deputy Secretary-General.

She has worked on campaigns and media relations for over a dozen major UN summits and conferences, including the 2005 World Summit, the 2002 Johannesburg Summit on Sustainable Development, the GA Special Session on AIDS, the Millennium Summit, the Copenhagen World Summit on Social Development, and the first Rio Earth Summit.

To Book this, or any GEM program, please email or call 215-248-1150


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Coming Soon:
Student Conference on the Paris Agreement

International Day for Peace 2018
September 21, 2018
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February 2019

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