21 September-International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace.

Peace Day was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982.

Each year, events take place all around the world for the International Day of Peace. Every Peace Day event provides an opportunity to inspire individuals and empower communities to celebrate victories for peace that have been won throughout the year, and to rededicate commitment to work for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world all year long.

To encourage participation, a database with events highlighting peace all around the world, can be found on: http://internationaldayofpeace.org/participate/find_an_event.html

Watch PeaceDayTV live, featuring events from the General Assembly of the United Nations, in New York, on: http://www.livestream.com/peacedaytv

Find out more on: http://internationaldayofpeace.org/