In our sixth year, our 2015 focus is on how climate change impacts peace issues such as violent conflict, refugees, and resource allocation. We are planning additional events anticipating the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris set for early December.
The Day of Peace is recognized around the world every September 21, and our Festival is from September 11 to 27, 2015.
Featured event: At 7 pm on Monday, September 21, 2015 at Loras College Alumni Center: Dr. Reese Halter will address climate disruption, its connections to problems like armed conflict, refugees, poverty, and the need to shift resources and energy now directed toward preparing for warfare. As Founder and President of Global Forest Science, he has built an international reputation for initiating meaningful research designed to protect natural resources for future generations. He leads a team of more than 100 scientists from 29 universities in eight countries.
What is Dubuque's UN International Day of Peace Festival?
A group of Dubuque-area residents invites all to create a culture of peace by participating in a city-wide celebration of the U.N. International Day of Peace on Satufday, September 20 and Sunday, September 21. Since its 1981 inception, the Peace Day has marked humanity’s personal and planetary progress toward peace. The celebration has grown to include millions of people in all parts of the world through events ranging in scale from private gatherings to public events with wide attendance.