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Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council

One in All and All in One - the undeniable truth spoken by His Holiness Swami Madhavananda and Be the Change You Want to See - the message of Mahatma Gandhi are compelling motivations for the World Peace Council and its feature annual event, the World Peace Summit.  

"Helping hands have more value than folded hands"

Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda

"Be the change
you want to see"

Mahatma Gandhi

"One in all,
and all in One"

His Holiness Paramhans Swami Madhavananda


UN 2023 Water Conference - Virtual Side Event

Save the date: Thursday, March 23, 2023, 11am-12:45 pm EDT (3-4:45 pm UTC)

The Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council in collaboration with Yoga in Daily Life USA and the International Day of Yoga Committee at the United Nations is hosting an on-line summit as part of the UN Water Conference 2023 and in honor of the United Nations decade dedicated to water. All are welcome to join!

March 2023

REPORT: online event for UN Water Conference 2023

UN Water Conference 2023 – Online Side Event "Where there is Water, there is Life".

October 2022

Peace Tree planting ceremonies on UN Day of Non-Violence

3 October 2022
Two World Peace Tree planting ceremonies took place on the Kapiti Coast in New Zealand, to mark the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti (birthday) and the UN International Day of Non-Violence.

October 2022

Celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday in New Zealand

2 October 2022

Vishwaguruji graces the celebration of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday in New Zealand's capital city.

September 2022

International Day of Peace observance at the United Nations, New York

The 21st of September was established in 1981 as the International Day of Peace by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire every year.

April 2022

Earth Day Summit: 'The Sacredness of Nature and the Web of Life'

On the occasion of International Earth Day on Friday, 22 April 2022, Sri Swami Madhavananda World Peace Council, in collaboration with Yoga in Daily Life USA, hosted a virtual Earth Day Summit on the topic, 'Sacredness of Nature and the Web of Life'.

Council's objectives

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The Council’s main objective is to promote and support the realisation of the UN Millennium Development Goals and values of the Earth Charter Initiative.