• 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

Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures

The year 2010 IYRC logo.

WHR Supports IYRC

On behalf of hundreds of thousands of citizens across the globe who are participating in the World Harmony Run, we are honored to support the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures as designated by the United Nations and UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization).

In the action plan for 2010 UNESCO states - "The main goal of the International Year will be to demonstrate the benefits of cultural diversity by acknowledging the importance of the transfers and exchanges between cultures and the ties forged between them since the dawn of humanity."

Below see links for :

President of UNESCO General Conference Messages to Harmony Run participants 2010, 2011 and beyond with video excerpt.

Dr. Davidson Hepburn, President of the General Conference of UNESCO message of support to all participants of the World Harmony Run: for 2010 International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures; for 2011 - 2013 and beyond and a video excerpt on youtube

Conclusion of 2010 International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures IYRC - 11 March 2011

Mark Conclusion 2010 IYRC at United Nations NY on 11 Mar 2011; Dir. General UNESCO statement, printed programme + informal notes of meeting. Also link to memorial "Legacies of Peace" in honour of memory of Dr. Robert G.Mueller (1923 - 2010) Former ASG.

Examples of IYRC at events, IYRC Logo 6 languages explained, sample handout, Talking points and FAQ Links,

C. Examples of IYRC at World Harmony Run events, IYRC Logo and use of 6 languages explained, Sample handout with WHR theme song music score, Talking points, Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and "How to" show IYRC at "Live from Road" news

UN Secretary-General and UNESCO Director General IYRC Statements

Excerpts from: United Nations Secretary General, UNESCO Director General and President of the General Conference; and the UNESCO Action Plan for the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures; as well as links to other messages received.