Peace Day

Every September, SCI volunteers, branches and partners celebrate the UN International Day of Peace.

SCI is dedicated to promoting a culture of peace, since 1920 this has been our mission and every workcamp we organise, every workshop, every voluntary experiece takes us a step closer to our vision, a world of peace; social justice and sustainable development, where all people live together with mutual respect and without recourse to any form of violence to solve conflict.

Peace Day 2016

The theme for for the 21st September in 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”

"The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at an historic summit of the world’s leaders in New York in September 2015. The new ambitious 2030 agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve these goals over the next 15 years. It aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all."

All of SCI's activities contribute the Sustainable Development Goals, from peace and justice to gender equality, from climate action to responsible consumption, our workcamps, projects, programmes and campaigns all contribute to these goals at a local and global level. 

That is why this peace day we invite you to share your activities big or small that contribute the Sustainable Development Goals. Post your photos using the #SCIvolunteers #peaceday2016 hashtags and the number of the goal they contribute to on twitter, facebook and instagram and we will collect them all together.

Need some inspiration?

Check out this video from SCI Penang, Malaysia. Every year they organise the SCI Penang Peace Run. This year saw it's 27th edition in which 3000 people of all ages and levels of abilities run and walk together in the name of peace, working to reduce inequalities and promote inclusion of all. A great example of contributing to Sustainable Development Goal Number 10!