International Day of Peace is celebrated every year on September 21st. This is a special day in the calendar, dedicated to peace, goodness, and the strengthening of friendship between peoples and nations. Today, news feeds are filled with war and violence, which is why it is so important to remind people why peace is important.
International Day of Peace was founded by the UN General Assembly in 1981. The mission of the holiday is to strengthen the ideals of good neighborliness and peace. Initially, the holiday was celebrated every third Tuesday of September, but since 2002, the date has been changed and fixed. Fortunately, today we are much less likely to die as a result of war than our ancestors, but we need to constantly keep this in mind. Peace is possible only if all people strive for it.
- Strive to understand, look for common ground, and appreciate everything that distinguishes us from each other.
- Take part in actions aimed at combating social injustice and poverty.
- Appreciate and respect the rights of every person. Remember, we are all equal and every human life is valuable.
- Promote the principles of equality in society, support the rights of women, take part in actions protesting violence against women and children.
How to take part
Join the global Minute of Silence on September 21 at noon across all time zones. This creates a wave of peace. Organize your peace holiday – gather loved ones, friends, colleagues, and neighbors, and cook dishes from different parts of the world. One way to strengthen peace is through education. Teach your children the principles of peace and the rules of conflict resolution. Tell us how to have a peaceful dialogue on social media.
When is International Day of Peace in 2023?
International Day of Peace is observed on September 21 each year.