World March New Zealand
World March 5 Proposals

Welcome by M. Ban Ki Moon
Countries and territories on
the World Peace March route

Oceania and East Asia

Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines.

Continental Asia

Bangladesh, China, India, Israel, Mongolia, Nepal, North Korea, Pakistan, Russian Federation, South Korea, Palestine, Turkey.


Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom.


Algeria, Benin, Burkina Faso, CÙte d'Ivoire, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, Guinea, Kenya, Mali, Morocco, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Senegal, Togo.


Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Dominican Republic, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela.


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Abolition 2000

Abolition 2000 is a network of over 2000 organizations in more than 90 countries world wide working for a global treaty to eliminate nuclear weapons.

The first World March to circle the earth calling for the end of war and nuclear weapons, and the elimination of violence of all kinds (physical, economic, racial, religious, cultural, sexual, psychological). Join the March and help build a new, global, nonviolent consciousness!

The World March, which called for the end of war and nuclear weapons, and the elimination of violence of all kinds, began in Wellington, Aotearoa-New Zealand on October 2, 2009, the anniversary of Gandhi´s birth, and ended in the Andes on January 2, 2010.

The March lasted 90 days, travelled through 90 countries over all six continents, and was celebrated by activities and events involving millions of people along and beyond its route. It passed through all climates and seasons, from the hot summer of the tropics and deserts, to the icy cold of Siberia and Antarctica.

The beginning of the World March included launches of two permanent peace walks – the Auckland Peace Heritage Walk and the Wellington Peace Heritage Walk.

The World March ended on 2 January 2010 but the campaigning continues. See Peace Initiatives and World Peace March international website  for more information.

The World March News

October 2nd 2009
TV 1 news story on the World Peace March
beginning in Wellington
Read Watch


TV3 news story on the World Peace March
beginning in Wellington
Read Watch

October 2nd 2009
Nuclear Abolition Flame kicked-off World March

Peace Foundation launched Wellington Peace Heritage Walk

World Peace March launched campaign to protect the Poles

World Peace March planted trees in Island Bay to promote zero carbon footprint

The World March started here in Aotearoa – New Zealand
New Zealand

September 21 2009
Wanganui to Wellington feeder march
Starting with a festival in Wanganui on September 21
United Nations Day for Peace, the Walk for Peace and Reconciliation continued down the beautiful west coast
of the lower north island arriving in Wellington on
September 30.
More about Wanganui...

September 26 2009
International team arrived in Auckland
The International team i.e. those doing the entire World March, arrived in Auckland along with a number of mayors, celebrities and other participats in the New Zealand section.
More about Auckland...

September 27 2009
Auckland Peace Walk Launch
The international team and celebrities launched the Auckland Peace Walk – a walking route through the city visiting historic and contemporary peace heritage sites and monuments, ending at St Matthew-in-the-City, where Auckland was declared a Peace City on 23 September 2007.
More about Auckland...

September 28 2009
Tourist activities for International Team
The International Team enjoyed some typical Kiwi tourist activities including a visit to Te Puia Thermal Village, Huka Falls, Taupo natural hot springs, a bungy jump at Gravity Canyon and a visit to Lindale agricultural centre and farm.

September 29/30 2009
Blessing at Rekohu (Chatham Islands)
The international team traveled east to Rekohu – the first point in New Zealand to see the morning sun. There they held the World March opening blessing ceremony hosted by the Hokotehi Moriori Trust and commemorating the 500 year-old Moriori Peace Covenant
More about Rekohu (Chatham Islands)...

October 1 2009
Civic reception Wellington
The international team and other visiting guests were welcomed at the Mayoral Chambers of Wellington – a declared Peace Capital and nuclear-weapon-free zone.
More about Wellington...

October 2 2009
World Peace March Starts
World Peace March started from the Gandhi statue in front of the Wellington railway station and continued through key peace heritage sites in Wellington before heading off around the world.
More about The World Peace March in Wellington...

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence highlights the following key initiatives:

Charter for World without Violence

The United Nations Secretary-General’s five point plan for nuclear disarmament
which was released on UN Day 24 October 2008 at a panel in the United Nations with Henry Kissinger (former United States Secretary of State) and Mohammed El Baradei (Secretary-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency).
More about The five point plan for nuclear disarmament...


Nuclear Free Nation

Aotearoa – New Zealand
A Nuclear free pioneer for peace.

Bob Harvey

Video 10th World Summit
of Nobel Peace
NZ Supporters
  • Rt Hon Helen Clark

    Rt Hon Helen Clark, Head of the United Nations Development Programme. Former Prime Minister of New Zealand

  • Dr Kate Dewes

    Dr Kate Dewes. Member of the United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Disarmament

  • Kerry Prendergast

    Kerry Prendergast. Mayor of Wellington. Mayor for Peace

  • Maui Solomon

    Maui Solomon. Representative of Moriori from Rekohu (Chatham Islands)

  • Moana Maniapoto

    Moana Maniapoto. Singer/songwriter. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize - International Songwriting Competition

  • Sir Paul Reeves

    Sir Paul Reeves. Former Governor General. Former Arch-Bishop of Aotearoa-New Zealand.

  • Pauline Tangiora

    Pauline Tangiora, Maori elder from the Rongomaiwahine (Women of Peace) Iwi. Member of the World Futures Council

  • Hon Phil Goff

    Hon Phil Goff. Leader of the Opposition

  • Teresa Bergman

    Teresa Bergman. NZ Idol Finalist

Press Releases News

Massive Final Act of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence

After traveling 200 thousand kilometers, the international team of the World March arrived today, January 2, at the Park of Study and Reflection Punta de Vacas in Argentina. Close to 20,000 people heard the representatives of the World March from Chile, Argentina, India, Italy, the Philippines, Spain and England that circled the globe calling for nuclear disarmament.

More News

Did You Know?
Fun facts about New Zealand

The Longest place name in the world is in New Zealand?

Find out more...
World Peace March 2009 - 2010