Peace Day is a global day of ceasefire and non-violence for individuals, organizations, cities and nations. It provides a shared date – September 21 – for people across the world to take part in activities that promote and further peace and unity.
The United Nations established the International Day of Peace (Peace Day) in 1981 through a unanimous resolution. Peace Day gained a fixed calendar date, September 21, in 2001 through second unanimous resolution.
Peace Day observances across the world involve humanitarian aid & service, education, the arts, projects for the environment, spiritual and faith gatherings, non-violence forums, intercultural dialogues, sport for peace events and a wide array of community-building events and celebrations. Peace Day can be observed individually or as part of a group or organization, as well as on personal, local and/or global levels.
Each year, the United Nations chooses a global theme for Peace Day. The 2012 global theme is:
“Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.” Click here for the Downloadable Poster
For the U.N.’s 2012 Peace Day Page, click here
For more information about the many humanitarian projects that take place around the world on Peace Day, such as immunization campaigns, food drops and more, click here
For more information about how you can get involved, go to the “What Can YOU Do” section of this website.