International Day of Peace ― Date, History, and Details

International Day of Peace

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History of International Day of Peace and How to Celebrate/ Observe It

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on September 21. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

The International Day of Peace is a day of ceasefire and non-violence, an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It is also a day of reflection, contemplation and prayer for peace.

At the international level, Peace Day offers an opportunity for the UN and its Member States, civil society and the private sector, to highlight their efforts to end conflict and promote peace.

At the local level, Peace Day provides an opportunity for communities to come together and celebrate their diversity through cultural and artistic events, interfaith celebrations, moments of silence and other activities that focus on peace.