Wednesday, September 21, 2016

International Day of

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly augmented the original resolution in 2001, fixing the date on 21 September.  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 Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”

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