United Nations Association-Eastbourne

This faithful group has been celebrating the annual International Day of Peace since its inception. Their early activities around Peace, justice, disarmament and the environment inspired their local Borough Council to build a Peace Path on Beachy Head to safeguard the environment, and commemorate the United Nations Year of Peace. The path entrance is marked by a plaque noting the dedication to the UN and with a prayer for Peace situated between two park benches inscribed to the Year of Peace 1986 and the European Year of the Environment 1987. Subsequently, UNA Eastbourne was awarded a UN Peace Messenger Award by the UN Secretary-General.

UNA Eastbourne is very active in promoting Peacebuilding activities in local schools. One of their ideas is to reduce UN debt by promoting a UN Citizens enrolment, with each Citizen of the World paying what they can for the Bi-millennium in the year 2000.