Celebrating the Talking Peace Festival around the world
The Talking Peace festival is a chance for everybody around the world to engage in the issues of peace and conflict around the world. The global arts and cultural festival celebrates the International Day of Peace and the small acts that everybody can tak
From a community festival in the Democratic Republic of Congo to climbing a mountain to make a giant sign of peace in Kyrgyzstan, thousands joined us around the world this year to celebrate the true power of peace.
Here are the highlights from our Talking Peace Festival 2017 from around the world.
At the Concert for Peace, our Philippines team launched the EverydayPeace app so people can capture and share their everyday acts of peace, link up with other peacebuilders and learn about peacebuilding. Rising Filipino bands, former X-Factor contestant Mark Mabasa and long-standing rocker Dong Abay entertained the 500-strong audience before they were invited to join a mass download of the new app. Watch the highlights below, including Dong Abay’s new song written for the festival, 'Kalinaw' (Peace)