UNESCO to celebrate Int'l Peace Day in Tehran

Tehran, Sep 18, IRNA – The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is scheduled to celebrate the International Peace Day in the Iranian capital on Wednesday.

The event will be held at Tehran's Azadi Tower in cooperation with Roudaki Foundation, the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO, and Day Sun Cultural Institute.

Tehran’s iconic landmark will be lit up by video images related to the theme of peace. Day Sun Cultural Institute will produce the video mapping, which is an interdisciplinary and new form of art, using Architecture, Graphic Design, Cinema and Music.

The video mapping performance called “Thirty Birds of Peace” directed by Amir Reza Salari is based on Persian literature and history.

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world, each year on September 21 and provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences, and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

These are turbulent times, for humanity, and for our planet. Poverty remains enduring, just as inequalities are deepening. Conflicts continue to tear societies apart, exposing millions of women and men to immense suffering. The world is facing the most important refugee and displacement crisis of our time, and humanity’s cultural heritage and diversity are under attack.

Therefore, this year’s Peace Day theme is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All'.


UNESCO invites everyone to join the Peace Day celebration at Azadi Tower on 20 September at 21:00 to show that we all stand together for peace.

Date and Time: 20 September 2017 at 21:00

Address: Azadi Square


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