U.N. International Day of Peace
September 21, 2019
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"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, 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. Every year on 21 September, the United Nations calls on all nations and people to put down their weapons and reaffirm their commitment to living in harmony with one another. This year is particularly significant: It is the 20th Anniversary of the UN Resolution on the Program of Action on a Culture of Peace.” The Global Peace Day. Initiative this year is “Climate Action for Peace".
“In 1984, in commemoration of the annual International Day of Peace and in solidarity with the United Nations, the NGO Pathways to Peace inaugurated the Minute of Silence at 12:00 noon in each time zone, resulting in a ‘Peace Wave’ around the world.”
To learn more about the global efforts, click here.