International Day of Peace 2020

November 13-15, 2020
Goyang City, Republic of Korea

"Shaping Peace Together"

Organized by

The Chicago Build the Peace Committee (Peace Day Chicago)

The Korean Organizing Committee for UN International Day of Peace (Peace Day Korea)

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International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Two decades later, in 2001,the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.


The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day,
and to otherwise commemorate 
the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

2020 Theme: Sharing Peace Together

Today we struggle to defeat COVID-19 around the world. To do this, your voice is more important than ever. In these difficult times of physical distancing, this International Day of Peace will be dedicated to fostering dialogue and collecting ideas. The world will be invited to unite and share thoughts on how to weather this storm, heal our planet and change it for the better. Even though we may not be able to stand next to each other, we can still dream together.

The 2020 theme for the Day is “Shaping Peace Together.” Celebrate the Day spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred. Join us so that we can shape peace together.

Secretary General's Message 2020
Goyang City - a 'City of Peace' (Host City)

Keynote Speaker

“COVID-19 and Human Security”


​Mr. Won-soo Kim 

H.E. Ambassador Kim is a Korean diplomat and Former United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Ambassador Kim has served as Assistant-Secretary-General and Special Advisor to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon starting in January 2007. He also served as Ambassador of the Republic of Korea, leading the transition team for the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations. His diplomatic career has included many overseas postings at the Republic of Korea embassies in Washington D.C., USA and New Delhi, India as well as headquarter positions such as Deputy Director of the North America Division, Chief of Human Resource Management and Director of the Treaties Division in the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Korea.


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Korean Organizing Committee for
UN International Day of Peace