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International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. This day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

Mission

The mission of Peace Days is to promote and advance peace and compassion as well as celebrate the harmony and cultural diversity of the citizens of Manitoba by:

  • Creating a festive environment geared towards Manitobans in general to celebrate the International Day of Peace
  • Promoting a culture of peace and compassion
  • Exposing the general population to a multitude of activities and organizations that promote the culture of peace and compassion.

Peace Days exists for all persons who believe in the culture of peace and compassion, and who reject stereotypes, discrimination, exclusion, prejudice or clichés related to race, sex, culture, religion, physical or intellectual disabilities, etc.

International Day Of Peace – September 21

Each year 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 International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.

In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282, which established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.

All nations and people are invited to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

Theme 2015

The theme of this year’s commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which aims to highlight the importance of all segments of society to work together to strive for peace.

WHAT CAN YOU DO

Peace Day – September 21 : A Call to Action

September 21 provides a unique opportunity to join with people across the region and around the world to take meaningful action for peace. Observe Peace Days in an active way that is meaningful to you.

Download the PEACE DAY Global Framework Guide here with many ideas related to Reflection – Education – Celebration.

As an Individual

Commit one minute, one hour or a day during Peace Days, in the spirit of peace and non-violence. Join the global action of observing a minute of silence at noon on September 21st or take time for a special activity with family, help a neighbor, organize a community event, or offer forgiveness.

 

[Source: United NationsPeace Days]

Arianna

Arianna

Publisher / Community / Marketing Manager at expatsHaarlem
Arianna was born in Rome, Italy and grew up mostly in Florence. When she was 18 years old she came to the Netherlands, where she remained till today. Arianna likes to make trips, discover Haarlem, taste good food, meet internationals and share experiences. Currently she is living with her hubby and 3 toddlers in one of the cutest little neighborhoods of Haarlem, de Vijfhoek.
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