International Day of Peace
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22nd Sep, 2022
International Day of Peace is organised on 21st September across the world to create peace among nations and people.
- The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.
- It was commemorated for the first time in 1982.
- Before 2002, it was observed annually on the third Tuesday in September.
- Following that, the group resolved to observe the International Day of Peace every year on September 21.
- The major goal of designating September 21 as the International Day of Peace is to promote collaboration and the preservation of peace on a global scale.
- The United National General Assembly marks the day by promoting ideals of peace among nations and people by observing non-violence and ceasefire for 24 hours.
- The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
Symbol of international peace day
- The Peace Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in 1954.
- It has become tradition to ring the bell twice a year:
- On the first day of spring, at the Vernal Equinox.
- On 21 September to celebrate the International Day for Peace.
- This year’s theme is “End racism. Build peace.”
- Theme of International Day of Peace in 2021 was “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”.
- The day is celebrated as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.
- It plays a significant role in promoting peace across the world.
- The day seeks to promote a green & sustainable global economy which produces jobs, reduces emissions, and builds resilience towards climate impacts.