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International Day of Peace 2020

2020 Theme: Shaping Peace Together

International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. A day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

Join an event below:



Virtual UN Peace Day Event: Shaping Peace Together - your peace, our peace, world peace

You are invited to join a peace-filled event so relevant to these times, celebrating and reinforcing compassion, courage and hope within the community.

Leaders from faith and non-faith backgrounds will come together, in unity, to each light a candle for peace and hold a meditative space to gentle guided commentary and music.

Opening and Closing Reflections to the event will be given by The Honourable Linda Dessau AC, the Governor of Victoria, and Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp.

When: Monday 21 September 2020

Time: 5.15-6.00 pm (AEST)

Where: FREE online webinar.

Bookings: are required BOOK HERE

Presented by Calm in the City and sponsored by the Victorian Multicultural Commission and the Victorian Government.   



You are invited to celebrate this day by joining an Interfaith Prayer Service.

The Occasional address will be given by Dr Sue Wareham, President of the Medical Association for Prevention of War (Australia), and is a board member in Australia of ICAN (the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons) which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize. 

Representatives from Aboriginal, Armenian Apostolic, Bahai, Brahmakumaris, Buddhist, Catholic, Coptic, Hindu, Islamic, Jain, Jewish, Mandaean, Sikh, Sufi, Uniting Church and Zoroastrian Communities will offer prayers for peace, and there will be time for silent reflection. There will be some musical items.

There will be opportunity to light a candle for Peace during the service. So please keep a candle ready.  

When: Monday 21 September 2020

Time: 2.00 pm (AEST)

Where: FREE online Join Zoom Meeting - 


Meeting ID: 999 2857 3628

For further information contact Rev Dr Manas Ghosh on 0429 892 548 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 



Between War and Peace: Australia’s Past and Future.

Professor Joseph Camilleri invites you to join this World Peace Day event.

The aim of the event is to stimulate conversations on the defining issues of our time, across the generational and cultural divides. 

Guest speakers are the distinguished scholar Prof Allan Patience and national President, Medical Association for Prevention of War Dr Sue Wareham.

When: Monday 21 September 2020

Time: 7.30 pm (AEST)

Where: FREE online - via Zoom. 

Register: Send you name and email address to  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

NB Those who register will be provided with the Zoom link to get access to the event. It is advisable to register early as registrations may close well before the event.

This will be a highly interactive evening. Please see flyer for full details and pass on the invitation to friends, colleagues and others in your respective networks.  





For more information on International Day of Peace  https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-peace 

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