Peace Day Recap – A Global Display of Unity

September 26, 2018

Peace Day has come and gone, and what a day it was! Millions of peacebuilders from across the world joined the Alliance for Peacebuilding (AfP) and many others in a global display of unity to raise the profile of peace!



Peacebuilding is in the Dictionary

Despite widespread professional and academic recognition, “peacebuilding” has yet to be recognized as a word by many dictionaries. On Peace Day, this however changed! We are thrilled to share that publishers Cambridge, HarperCollins, and MacMillan agreed to include “peacebuilding” in the newest editions of their dictionaries! This timely announcement is possible because of the hard work and campaigning of a coalition consisting of the world’s leading peacebuilding organizations. The coalition includes the African Peacebuilding Network, Alliance for Peacebuilding, Conciliation ResourcesGenerations for PeaceInternational AlertPartners GlobalPeace DirectPeace and Security Funders GroupCatalyst for PeaceMercy Corps, and Search for Common Ground. Our hard work is not yet over! The coalition is actively engaging Merriam-Webster DictionaryOxford Dictionaries, and Microsoft Office, and we hope they soon follow suit!

Want to get involved? Click here to learn how you can help add peacebuilding to the dictionary. You can also celebrate this historic occasion by filling out the first-ever peacebuilding crossword puzzle!



Announcing Our PeaceCon 2018 Scholarship Recipients

As the hub of the peacebuilding field, AfP is proud to be hosting local peacebuilders at PeaceCon 2018 as part of our scholarship fund. On Peace Day, we want to recognize the amazing work of those who have been awarded the scholarship! You can learn more about their work on today’s new release.

Interested in joining the world’s leading conference for peacebuilders? There is still time to register for PeaceCon 2018! Click here to join us and influence the future of peace!


Peace Day Photos and Highlights

Today AfP and its members celebrated the achievements of peace in 2018 across the world. Relive the action below!

Sam Danello, AfP’s Scoville Fellow, showcasing his Peace Day crossword puzzle at Spinning for Peace in New York.


A new addition to our network, the Rural Education and Agriculture Development Organization, celebrates Peace Day in Somalia through community activities.


Staff from PartnersGlobal, an AfP member, celebrate Peace Day in New York.


A life-sized dictionary stands in London to mark the addition of “peacebuilding” to several dictionaries.


Staff from Search for Common Ground, International Alert, and Peace Direct celebrate peacebuilding getting into the dictionary!


Want to take part in the fun next year and get involved the world’s largest peacebuilding network? Join AfP and become a member today!

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