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  • Enhancing world peace by strengthening positive relationships between people of different cultures, including countries already associated with the international World Peace Bell peace movement
  • Encouraging young people of different cultures to visit New Zealand to participate in outdoor adventure activities they can, in turn, encourage in their own countries
  • Progressing world environmental sustainability through exchange programmes aimed at preserving the Earth’s ecosystem
  • Promoting world peace by strengthening trade and tourism
  • Highlighting the World Peace Bell in its host city, Christchurch, and to establish a central city peace walk for New Zealanders and international visitors
  • Creating awareness of New Zealand as a country that is making a worthy contribution to world peace

These aims have become ever more pertinent since the Mosque shootings in Christchurch on March 15, 2019. The World Peace Bell is a place where citizens and visitors can come to promote Christchurch and New Zealand’s commitment to peace and tolerance.


Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel at the Hiroshima Day commemoration
Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel at the Hiroshima Day Commemoration