The UN International Day of Peace (IDP) and the Peace Pole


The IDP - officially on the 21 September every year is a day dedicated to Cessation of War, Non Violence, a culture of Peace. Nations all over the world take this day and its adjoining week to celebrate and commemorate it. Every year we have a new theme and this year it is - The Right to Peace.

In Malaysia this have been actively promoted by a group of NGOs call Partners for Peace. SCI Malaysia is a founding member and instrument in organising this event for the past 12 years.
For the past 11 years our focal point was in Taiping, also known literally as the Town of Everlasting Peace. This year we decided to commemorate International Day of Peace in Kuala Lumpur. We were delighted and honoured to have our Federal Minister Waytha Moorthy, HE Mr Stefan Priesner, UN Resident Coordinator, YB Maria Chin, Mother Mangalam and 500 attendees to experience many interesting and meaningful activities related to Peace, promoting Peace and sharing the message for Peace.


  • Peace Treasure Hunt, Peace Art for Children, 1000 Peace Dove Messages
  • Peace Walk along NGO Bantings
  • Interfaith Prayers headed by several Chiefs themselves
  • Inspiring Short Speeches fr the Minister, Mother Mangalam, the Co-OC
  • Message fr the UN Sec, read by HE Mr Stefan
  • Unveiling Peace Plaques - May Peace Prevail on Earth - in 8 Languages
  • Children presenting the only Peace Pole with 8 Languages to the Minister
  • Help green the Earth, planted a beautiful Asoka Tree
  • Presented a Memorandum for IDP encouragement and advancement
  • A tasty, yummy Vegetarian Nasi Biryani for all
  • Peace Kolam, Peace Candles and 70 Lanterns (UN -Declaration of HR 70yrs)

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Just 2 hours and over 500 people involved. We had a good press and TV coverage and was well received by all the attendees, who found the event so fun, easy flowing, relaxed...and prayerfully inspiring and heartwarming- for Peace, today and every day.

Video from the event is available here.


Text written by SCI Malaysia


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