This year marks the tenth anniversary of the 'Week of Spirituality' at the United Nations (UN). This annual event, founded and hosted by the Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns - NY (CSVGS-NY), whose members represent non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from around the world, is generally held in the last week of October. The 'Week of Spirituality' features programs and insightful discussions about universal spirituality as a catalyst for the positive implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Vishwaguruji was in Fiji receiving thanks for a major contribution towards disaster relief, donated on behalf of the International YIDL Fellowship and the SSMWPC, after last year's Cyclone Winston devastated the Fiji islands.
The International Day of Non-Violence was declared by United Nations to be commemorated on 2 October each year, in honor of Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary - here is a summary of SSMWPC celebrations around the world in 2016.
Vishwaguru Mahamandaleshwar Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda was invited by the Pujya Mahatma Gandhi Commemoration Committee (PMGBCC) to participate in the observance of International Day of Non-Violence, in Wellington, New Zealand.
The International Day of Non-Violence celebration was organised by Yoga in Daily Life, the Indian Embassy in Croatia, and the City of Rijeka, with a Forum on Non-Violence, and planting of a Peace Tree in the city centre.