Theme: Whakanuia Rongonui mā, Teitei mā, te Hunga i Hohou i te Rongo
Celebrating Peace Icons – Past, Present and Future

Venue: Your kura/organisation

Begins: Sunday 4 August 2024

Ends: Saturday 10 August 2024

Registration closes Friday 2 August 2024


Youth Peace Week is a fantastic weeklong event, aiming to open discussion in your school and internationally about ‘peace’ and to create a platform for new and creative ideas for ACTION towards a more peaceful world.

youth peace week toolkit

Each year, the Peace Foundation provides a new theme for Youth Peace Week that is timely and relevant to the students participating both in New Zealand and around the world.

As part of Youth Peace Week, The Peace Foundation provides a toolkit with information about the chosen topic and full of activity ideas for any school or organisation that would like to get involved

A digital copy of the toolkit is made available well in advance before Youth Peace Week so that schools and organisations have time to prepare the activities.

View our past toolkits below:

When and Where

AUGUST – A month for ACTION towards a more peaceful world

Youth Peace Week happens in August each year and coincides with Hiroshima Day on 6 August and Nagasaki Day on 9 August to educate people of the consequences of nuclear war and to campaign for a world free of nuclear weapons.

Connect with your community

We encourage schools and organisations to hold peace activities within their respective communities during the week. The toolkit provides helpful ideas and tips for this.


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