Peace Initiatives

Peace is central to PPSEAWA's mission.

Melanie Swami (New Zealand) currently holds the position of PPSEAWA International Peace Ambassador. Past PPSEAWA International Peace Ambassadors include: Eleitino “Paddy” Walker (Cook Islands), 2000-2004, Mary Cabrera (Australia), 2004-2007, Jolene Bosanquet (Cook Islands), 2007-2010, Mary Cabrera (Australia), 2010-2016, and Sera Ravesi Johnston (Fiji), 2016-2019.

PPSEAWA commemorates the International Day of Peace on September 21. The United Nations General Assembly declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace and contributing to a Culture of Peace. PPSEAWA's Representatives to the United Nations partake in official events at the UN headquarters. National Member Organizations host activities in their respective countries to raise awareness of peace and promote nonviolence, often following the annual theme from the UN. Articles about their peace observances and activities can be found in the links below. 

PPSEAWA national member organizations also advocate for peace throughout the year in other ways such as maintaining Peace Gardens, combating human trafficking, supporting shelters for women and children escaping violence, promoting non-violence education and conflict resolution, and advocating for more inclusive participation in decision-making.

  • PPSEAWA Japan origami cranes for Peace Day 2010
    PPSEAWA Japan makes 1000 origami cranes for Peace Day 2010
  • PPSEAWA Thailand peace 2017
    PPSEAWA Thailand Peace Activity
  • PPSEAWA Fiji's Peace Garden in Suva
    PPSEAWA Fiji's Peace Garden in Suva
  • PPSEAWA's Peace Garden in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    PPSEAWA International Peace Garden in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • PPSEAWA Malaysia hosts a Walk for Peace in 2017
  • Auckland Chapter of PPSEAWA New Zealand Celebrates Peace Day in 2019

More about the Peace Initiative