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.

South Island


Otautahi/Christchurch Peace Events

Mahatma Gandhi photo exhibition
21 September until 31 October

Workers Education Association
59 Gloucester Street, Christchurch

Discover Christchurch in peace and conflict
a peace walk
21 September United Nations International Day for Peace

A peace walk starting at 5pm from the Elsie Locke Park at Centennial Pool on Oxford Terrace, through Latimer Square to the Canterbury Women's Place at 190 Worcester Street. There will be soup and buns and the speaker will be Natasha Barnes, a young woman post-graduate from Canterbury University specialising in nuclear disarmament issues. Organised by Canterbury United Nations Association.

Christchurch Peace March in support of
the World Peace March
3 October, 1pm 3:30pm
Tautahi Pa site, Barbadoes Street – World Peace Bell, Botanical Gardens

The Christchurch Peace March follows part of the Christchurch Peace Walk established by Christchurch City Council and the Peace Foundation Disarmament and Security Centre as a Christchurch Peace City initiative. It will start at 1pm at the Tautahi Pa site on Barbadoes Street where Maori elders will share some of their peace heritage. It will then go to the Fire Fighters' Memorial and past the Elsie Locke Park before heading to Victoria Square to the poupou marking the ancient site of the Waitaha pa of Puari.

The March will continue along the Avon River where the Lantern Ceremony has been held every year since 1974 to mark Hiroshima and Nagasaki Days on 6 and 9 August during Peace Week. The March will then go to the WEA, 59 Gloucester Street to view an exhibition of photos of Mahatma Gandhi.

The March will end at the World Peace Bell in the Botanic Gardens about 3.30pm where the bell will be rung to connect with those who are travelling on to Australia and around the world on the World Peace March.

Contact Kate Dewes, Disarmament & Security Centre for further details on Christchurch events.

Golden Bay – Pause for Peace
October 3, Clifton

A pause for peace and ringing of the Japanese bell. Contact Helen Kingston


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.

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