Each year, the International Day of Peace is celebrated around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this day a commitment to promoting values of peace, focusing on 24 hours of non-violence and an end to war.
The International Day for Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to mark the Day as a period of non-violence and ceasefire.
Why do we celebrate International Days?
International days and weeks are opportunities to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global issues, and to celebrate and enhance human achievement. The existence of international days precedes the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has adopted it as a powerful defense tool