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UWC Day

UWC Day is the annual global celebration of the UWC mission and values, which takes place on 21 September every year, to coincide with the UN World Peace Day. Each year, UWC Day is celebrated by over 5,000 people, including students and staff at the UWC schools and colleges, national committees and alumni and friends around the world.

UWC Day is a moment to celebrate the strength and diversity of the UWC movement and our mission of acting as a force for peace and a sustainable future. It is an opportunity to connect and mobilise the UWC family globally. But it is also an opportunity to challenge and reflect on what we do as a movement, and to spread the word about UWC and the UWC values.

Previous events and activities have included, community service initiatives, screenings of films about UWC, panel debates and TEDx events, fundraising events for the UWC Refugee initiative or for national committees, outreach events held in partnership with other initiatives and a range of volunteering opportunities. 

There are many ways to get involved in UWC Day. You can join an event or activity locally, or set up one yourself. You can also take an action that to you embodies the UWC values.

Each year, UWC Day has a different theme which helps to guide initiatives in their planning - in 2016 this was ‘Connect-Challenge-Celebrate’ (in line with the theme of the UWC Congress) and in 2015, it was ‘Live the mission.’

The theme for UWC Day 2017 was 'The Power of Diversity'! 

Visit our events page to get inspired by all the UWC Day events that took place around the world. Everyone is encouraged to get involved and be part of (or even set up) a quality, mission-led event or activity locally. 

Here is a compilation of moments from UWC Day 2017: