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Say HI for Peace

Did you notice anything different? Our annual campaign celebrating the UN day of International Peace has a new name, Say HI for Peace!

Through Say HI for Peace 2022, we aim to highlight the role of travel and hostels in supporting peace and how seemingly small, simple actions, like that of an uncomplicated hello and an introduction, can have resounding positive effects. Learning and understanding play a foundational role in supporting peace. With this in mind, along with the words of a wise woman that peace begins with a smile, we propose that peace can begin with a HI.

To get the ball rolling we have invited staff from across the HI-Network and our partners to introduce themselves, share some of their top travel tips, challenge cultural biases and stereotypes and let us know what peace means to them.

Get involved online

We will be sharing video clips across our social media platforms in the run-up to the International Day of Peace, 21 September. These videos will provide unique insights and perspectives from staff across the HI Network to help us learn and understand more about the cultures and world that surrounds us.

Don’t be afraid to get involved and share your thoughts and experiences in the comments!

Join in Hostel Celebrations

HI hostels are hubs of intercultural exchange and safe spaces for travellers from all over the world to meet, get to know each other, and share stories from their adventures. We are delighted to be back celebrating in hostels this year!

Celebrations across the HI Network

Join the HI Bergen Hostel Montana, Norway All we need is Peace Party starting at 19:00 GMT+2

Find out more about HI-USA‘s IOU Respect programme through their online event here

Concusra con REAJ! Check out the Say HI for Peace competition from our Spanish association REAJ.

HI Canada will be donating $1 from every stay booked at participating hostels on September 21st to the Indigenous Women Outdoors. Find out more here

HI Banff Alpine Center, Canada will be hosting a live music event on September 21.

Stay tuned for more updates on how you can get involved.


If you would like to help us contribute towards a sustainable future

All donations go directly towards funding our global initiatives and sustainable projects throughout the HI network.

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