UNESCO Activities of relevance for the International Day of Peace 2006

 Through resolution 55/282, the United Nationals General Assembly designated 21 September as the “International Day of Peace”, inviting Member States, international organizations and civil society to commemorate it each year in an appropriate way. Find out more at the Day's offical website.  

 In addition to the activities of individual UNESCO Field Offices – the Organization will observe this day by awarding in a special ceremony the 2006 UNESCO Prize for Peace Education to Mr Christopher Gregory Weeramantry (Sri Lanka) in recognition of his ongoing commitment and work in support of the concept and culture of peace. The Fundación para la Reconciliación (Colombia) will receive a Special Mention under the UNESCO Prize for its efforts in introducing the concept of "emotional literacy" as a means of promoting reconciliation and forgiveness. Complementing the award ceremony, a round table will be organized on the theme of the “culture of peace” with the laureate, a representative of the organization receiving the special mention and members of the prize jury.  To find out more...  

For more information about other peace activies occuring around the world on the International Day of Peace, please see our International Decade Calendar.