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.


The World Peace March
is supported by

Tourisim Auckland

Positively Wellington Tourisim

Fuse Creative

Website designed by Fuse Creative
New Zealand Travel &endash; Plan your New Zealand travel at the official site of Tourism New Zealand.
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.

Carbon offsetting

Motorised travel by air, ground and sea are all major contributors to carbon emissions and thus to climate change. We encourage everyone who is undertaking any motorised travel to participate in the World March for Peace and Nonviolence to offset their carbon footprint through tree planting and/or by contributing to carbon credit programmes or environmental projects which are working to offset carbon emissions.

The World March for Peace and Nonviolence will ensure that the carbon emissions from its core team will be offset. We will also be promoting - and involved in - tree plantings, environmental projects and other carbon offset programmes en route.

Calculate your carbon footprint for your
World March travel:

Here is a sample of the many calculators now available online to calculate your carbon footprint from travel by road and air.

Contribute to environmental projects:

There are numerous environmental projects which contribute to carbon reductions either be reducing carbon emissions (such as alternative energy projects) or by increasing carbon-sinks (such as tree planting).

Here are some to which you could contribute (or join in their tree plantings and other projects):

Contribute to carbon credit/offset programmes:

Companies, governments, or other entities buy carbon offsets in order to comply with caps on the total amount of carbon dioxide they are allowed to emit. Some of these entities provide programmes for consumers to voluntarily contribute to their carbon offsets. Typically the credits are then transferred in the form of financial support to projects that reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. The most common project type is renewable energy, such as wind farms, biomass energy, or hydroelectric dams.

When you book your flight, ask about contributing to the airline’s carbon credit programme. Many airlines now include this as part of their online reservation process.

Other ways to reduce your carbon footprint
at home, work or in daily life:

Eat less meat.
Become a vegetarian. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) the livestock sector generates more greenhouse gas emissions as measured in CO2 equivalent – 18 percent – than all the cars, trucks and airplanes in the world combined.

Get on your bike,
walk, or use public transport instead of taking the car. Currently more than 1/3 of our car journeys are two km or less - and you use 20% more fuel driving when the engine is cold

Wash clothes in cold water.
Use a clothes line or clothes rack rather than a clothes dryer.

For more ideas see WWF Take Action and Sustainable Living Action

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