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, Côte 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
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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.

Join the march
Land of the Long White Cloud

The World March for Peace and Non-violence will involve a core group of marchers travelling through 90 countries in 90 days. Numerous events will be organised along the route as well as in other centres. These include marches, concerts, rallies, exhibitions, seminars, sports events, cross-cultural parties, receptions, symbolic artistic events and much more. The March is open for anyone to join/support online, join in events in their country, join the march in other countries or organise their own events.

Join the march online

Join the march events in Aotearoa-New Zealand

Join the march in other countries

Organise your own event

Join the march online

Where-ever you are in the world you can follow and join the march online. This includes endorsing the march, publicising it to your networks and taking action to promote the key issues. One action already being promoted by the World March is the Nuclear Abolition Flame campaign. This aims for the global elimination of nuclear weapons through a nuclear weapons treaty. For more information see

To endorse the march send your photo plus a paragraph about yourself and your vision for peace and nonviolence by email to the New Zealand World March Coordinator

Join the march events in Aotearoa-New Zealand

There are a number of public events and activities in Aotearoa-New Zealand that are open to the public to join. These include:

September 21: Wanganui to Wellington feeder march
Starting with a festival in Wanganui on September 21, the United Nations Day for Peace, the Walk for Peace and Reconciliation will continue down the beautiful west coast of the lower north island arriving in Wellington on September 30. For more information contact Gita Brooke.

September 21: Discover Christchurch in peace and conflict
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. Organised by Canterbury United Nations Association. For more information contact Kate Dewes.

September 27: Auckland Peace Walk Launch
Join the international team and celebrities for the launch of 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. For more information contact Wende Jowsey.

October 2: World Peace March Starts
World Peace March officially starts from the Gandhi statue in front of the Wellington railway station and continues through key peace heritage sites in Wellington before heading off around the world on October 3. For more information contact Alyn Ware.

October 3: Christchurch Peace March
The Christchurch Peace March will follow the Christchurch Peace Walk from the Tautahi Pa site on Barbadoes Street to the Fire Fighters' Memorial, Elsie Locke Park, Waitaha pa of Puari, Avon River where the Hiroshima/Nagaskai days Lantern Ceremony is held annually, over the Bridge of Remembrance to the Peace Pole and Friendship Corner and ending at the World Peace Bell For more information contact Kate Dewes.

Other events - such as promotional concerts - will be organised leading up to the march. Click here if you would like to receive notices about upcoming World March events in Aotearoa-New Zealand.

Joining the march in other countries

To find out about World Peace March events in another country, visit the World Peace March website of that country. See the full list of World Peace March websites. To find out further information about joining the march in another country, contact the country coordinator at World Peace March contacts.

Organising your own event

The World March is open to individuals and groups organising peace events to celebrate and support the World March and to promote the aims of peace and nonviolence. If you are planning on organising such an event in Aotearoa-New Zealand please contact the NZ World March Coordinator.

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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