The 2015 WORLD PEACE DAY event has gone around the clock



The 2015 edition of 24 Hours for World Peace has come to a close with the presentation of the Laureate in the Internationally-reputed Peacemaker category – Dr. Vasanth Vijajji Maharaj from India! Congratulations to him and to all our finalists and laureates who can be seen on the site for their commitment to building peace in their communities and around the world.

A huge thank you to all the organizations and individual participants who sent us their wishes for the Year 2015! Their cards can be seen at:

Still to come on the Public Peace Prize website to cap off the event:

  • A list of NGO’s who sent in their peace wishes for 2015;
  • A PDF document with all 24 image-messages presently hourly; useful for reflecting on how to move forward with contributions towards lasting peace;
  • A summary of comments received during the 24 Hours for World Peace vigil.

It’s already time to send in nominations for 2016!

The nomination period for the next edition of the Public Peace Prize has begun. A maximum of 24 candidatures will be considered until May 30th mai 2015. For details on the nomination process, see:

Thank you for your participation and for consecrating a part of your New Year’s day to discovering and sharing peace initiatives and peace wishes.

Your comments are welcome; write to us at:

The team


Public Peace Prize, it’s already time to nominate candidates for 2016!

The 12 finalists for the 2015 Public Peace Prize have now all been presented and the voting period is over. The laureates will be announced on January 1st, 2015, as part of the 24 Hours for World Peace online vigil.

The nomination period for the 2016 edition of the Public Peace Prize is now open until May 30th, 2015. 

You can already be on the lookout for people or groups who are building community, weaving connections in populations facing conflict, promoting peace education and fostering a culture of peace. A maximum of only 24 finalists will be accepted for the 2016 competition, so send your nominations in as soon as possible!

Read all the details on the PPP website :