U.N. International Day of Peace
21 September 2017

The International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, was brought into being by United Nations Resolutions in 1981 and 2001. Each year, hundreds of students take part in a student observance of Peace Day at the United Nations which includes Messengers of Peace. View the UN's Peace Day page: www.un.org/peaceday.

"As societies become ever more multi-ethnic and multi-religious, we need political, cultural and economic investments in cohesion, so that diversity is rightly seen as a richness, not a threat. Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights. Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope."
— UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
GET INVOLVED

From education to the arts, social justice to sports, health to the environment, neighborhood issues to service for others, there are many ways to participate in Peace Day! We invite you to create a public or private activity related to peace, help to spread the word about Peace Day and/or attend an event in your community. LEARN MORE