Thursday, September 17, 2015


The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.The IDP was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67PDF document of the United Nations General Assembly, coinciding with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September.
Established in 1981 by the UN, the first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.
The TARGET PEACE online campaign joins the UN and other peace initiatives to inform people around the globe that violence, conflict and war have robbed the planet of valuable resources for development. The online campaign calls on World citizens to be mindful of the fact that there is no path to peace because peace is the path as Ghandi puts it.

Like every other September 21, all nations across the globe will on Monday honour a cessation of hostilities through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282PDF document, which established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. UN Secretary General Ban KI MOON calls for peace prevention via participation in the message below: "Over the next 100 days, let us stand with the millions of people across the world who are suffering the devastating impact of violence and conflict. Let us share ideas and plans for helping and supporting them in their time of dire need."

Each year's celebration has a different theme reflecting key issues plaguing peace while yet calling on patriotic citizens across the globe to make meaningful change with peace actions. This year, World Peace Day is marked under the theme: 'Partnering for Peace, Dignity for all' involving a spirit of togetherness in the fight against the daily vices robbing the earth of the priceless asset.

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