United Nations
May Peace Prevail On Earth International
Supports the Sustainable Development Goals

The Charter of the United Nations declares its primary goal "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war," as well as "to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another." The message "May Peace Prevail On Earth" articulates these aspirations from the heart, while the unique World Peace Flag Ceremony with the flags of all nations united in harmony is a perfect expression of their achievement.

May Peace Prevail On Earth International has been affiliated with the United Nations Department of Public Information as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) since 1990. The goal of the WPPS at the United Nations is to bring the message "May Peace Prevail on Earth" into the workings of the UN - including governments, agencies, departments, NGOs and events. This neutral, universal message can serve as a bridge among people from all parts of the world.

A popular sticker supporting the United Nations with the message for world peace was approved for distribution in 1995, during the UN 50th anniversary celebrations.

UN Peace Pole Project

The Peace Pole is a well-known symbol of peace at the United Nations, as it is across the globe.

A Peace Pole planted on the grounds of the UN Office at Nairobi in 1999 remains the site of various commemorative occasions, including the International Day of Peace.

In the year 2000, a desktop Peace Pole was sent to the Mission of every UN Member State in celebration of its national holiday. A Peace Pole that was given by the Goi Peace Foundation to the President of the UN General Assembly in 2002 has remained in the office of the President of the General Assembly through numerous occupants to this day.

A Peace Pole presented to the UN Department of Public Information in 2004 was kept for an unprecedented 18 months in the UN lobby, where visitors wrote messages for peace and placed them inside the pole. There is a Peace Pole outside the New York office of the UN Environment Programme, and a similar one was gifted to UNESCO New York.

Other offices associated with the United Nations that have Peace Poles include: the World Bank in Washington, DC; the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR) in Geneva; the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Geneva; the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva; the Atomic Energy Commission (IAEA) in Vienna; the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, DC; the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva; and more.

World Peace Flag Ceremonies at the UN

The inspiring World Peace Flag Ceremony uniquely honors each UN Member State by calling its name, raising its national flag and offering the intention for peace.

The first World Peace Flag Ceremony with the flag of each country at UN Headquarters was held in 1989. The following year, a major World Peace Flag Ceremony was performed in 1990 with more 2,000 people filling the General Assembly Hall on Peace Prayer Day to take part in this powerful call for peace.

The International Day of Peace

May Peace Prevail On Earth International actively encourages all people worldwide to observe the UN International Day of Peace annually on 21 September.  MPPOEI has worked in partnership with the UN Department of Public Information since 1997 to organize an annual event at UN headquarters for up to 800 students that includes remarks by the Secretary-General and celebrity Messengers of Peace, a video link to several UN Peacekeeping missions in nations with conflicts, music, youth presentations, and, as a grand finale, a World Peace Flag Ceremony.

The Gandhi-King Season for Nonviolence (30 January - 4 April)
An event for New York area students honors the Season for Nonviolence each year, organized by a coalition of NGOs headed by the Temple of Understanding. Students learn about the UN and the timeless work of Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr. to achieve their goals through nonviolent means. This event closes with a joyful World Peace Flag Ceremony.

Additional World Peace Flag Ceremonies

Flag Ceremonies have been held for other occasions, such as the annual Youth Assembly at the UN, the annual Wesak celebration hosted by the UN staff's Society for Enlightenment and Transformation, side events for conferences, and religious or spiritual observances in the Chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations.

Building a Culture of Peace

In addition to building relationships with national Missions to the United Nations, May Peace Prevail On Earth International works in partnership with the staff of various UN departments, agencies, and other bodies, including: UN Dept. of Public Information - Outreach Division and Peace & Security Divisions, both partners for the International Day of Peace.

UN Environment Programme - Interfaith Partnership for the Environment
UN Programme on Youth
Alliance of Civilizations
Tripartite Forum on Interfaith Cooperation for Peace - comprised of representatives of Missions, UN agencies and other participants, and NGOs

At a Glance



The Power of Thought 
Thought forms create an energetic field strong enough
to empower the course of planetary destiny. 

The Power of Words 
Words carry vibrations strong enough to inspire, heal and transform  the human heart as well as the Kingdom of plants, animals and all creation. 

The Power of May Peace Prevail On Earth
May Peace Prevail On Earth is an all inclusive message.
It is a meeting place of the heart, bringing together people of all faiths, backgrounds and cultures to embrace the Oneness of our planetary family.

Our Mission is Simple 
To spread the Universal Message of Peace, May Peace Prevail On Earthfar and wide to embrace the lands and people of this Earth.

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