A Day Devoted to Strengthening the Ideals of Peace
International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by resolution 36/37, the United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly voted unanimously in 2001 to adopt resolution 55/282 establishing 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease- fire.
Anyone, anywhere can celebrate Peace Day. It can be as simple as lighting a candle at noon, sitting in silent meditation, or doing a good deed for someone you don’t know. Or it can involve getting your co-workers, organization, community or government engaged in a large event. You can also share thoughts, messages and pictures to commemorate Peace Day on social media.
Use this site to find organized events in your area and for inspiration on celebrating Peace Day in your own way. 2014 Theme: “Rights of Peoples to Peace” This year’s International Day of Peace theme recognizes the 30th United Nations General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace.
On Sunday 21 September 2014,millions of people around the world will participate in activities, events, concerts and festivals to celebrate the International Day of Peace, recognizing that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.
Explore the campaign, “I have aright to peace”. Follow @PeaceDay on Twitter and “like” the International Day of Peace page on Facebook for updates, ideas and links to Peace Day events and activities.