#SleepforPeace 2019

Last modified on July 2nd, 2019 at 11:25 am

June 27, 2019

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Since 2013, Hostelling International has celebrated the UN International Day of Peace, through our campaign Sleep for Peace. Initiated by HI-USA, the campaign has steadily grown over the last 6 years and is now celebrated in HI hostels across the world, gaining strong support from the UN and UNWTO!  Last year was our most successful year yet with over 6 million contributions across 29 countries, and we want you to help us inspire even more people this year.

Breaking Down Cultural Barriers

This year we are celebrating hostellings role in peace building with a Culture Box Exchange! Twenty-five associations across 5 continents will take part, by exchanging boxes with culturally significant items to highlight unique aspects of the senders region. Our aim is to inspire a sharing of knowledge, a breakdown of stereotypes and to create meaningful connections with people from around the globe whilst we travel.

Empowering Young People Across the World

On the 21st of September, each association participating in the Culture Box exchange will host a youth panel, encouraging cultural learning and understanding and giving future influencing generations a platform to share their vision of a peace-positive world.

Celebrating Hostellings Role in Peace

Our hostels play a vital role in celebrating peace and cultural awareness every single day, which is why we plan to share our campaign for the world, with the world on the International day of Peace (21st September).

Inspiring young people to travel is easy. Inspiring peace in the world? Not so much… but they both have one thing in common: travel.

Find out which countries are participating in #SleepforPeace near you.

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Have you contributed towards sustainable or peaceful travel? Show us! #Sleepforpeace
Have ideas for the content box? Questions for the panel? Let us know! Send us a message or use the hashtag #Sleepforpeace
If you’re already lucky enough to be staying with us on the 21st of September, look out for your challenge at reception!

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