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.
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.
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.
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