• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

  • London, Great Britain

    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

International Year of Forests

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See details in sub pages below:

A. Excerpts UN GA- 61/193. International Year of Forests, 2011; Related UNESCO Convention and Heritage sites, Forest for People,

B. International Year of Forests Logo - Meaning and local language translations

C. How to Introduce Year of Forests and Logo at World Harmony Events

D.  Example of some Special runs in forests

E.   Photos of tree planting and programes with WHR - IYF


"Forests" for World Environment Day: 5 june 2011 youtube video from UN : www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrOU2u-v6bE    

United Nations, New York, 3 June 2011 -- Potentially irreversible environmental changes threaten the progress that has brought hundreds of millions of people out of poverty, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today, stressing the need for policy-makers to do more to preserve and strengthen the planet's natural resources, particularly its forests.

UN's International Year of Forests site: www.un.org/en/events/iyof2011/

PDF of Year of Forests Fact Sheet: www.un.org/esa/forests/pdf/session_documents/unff9/Fact_Sheet_IYF.pdf

jpg format Year of Forest  fact sheet at : www.worldharmonyrun.org/un_initiatives/year_of_forests/iyf_logo


A. UN GA RES/61/193, Proclamation of 2011 as IYF + UNESCO

UN Resolution for International Year of Forests, Welcome from UNESCO World Heritage Centre; Forests for people: Cultural and social values of forests and social development: Links to related sites

B. International Year of Forests Logo - Meaning and local language translations

logo - theme of “Forests for People” celebrating central role of people in sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of our world’s forests. Originally in 6 UN official languages, and since translated in over 40 local languages

C. How to Introduce Year of Forests and Logo at World Harmony Events

Introduce Year of Forest in a fun and informative presentation to audiences at World Harmony Run events. The head of the IYF Secretariat uses Question & Answer format to point out interesting facts. Fact Sheets containing useful information provided.

D. Example of some Special runs in forests

includes the Valley of the Giants Tree Top Walk in Australia.

E. Photos of tree planting

Example Photos from Tree Plantings: Italy 2011; China, Russia, Mongolian team 2010; Hungry, May 2010; Indonesia 2011 Feb; Mexico-2009; Bulgaria 2007, Hungry, May 2010 ,