International Day of Peace

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The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

30 November 1981

International Year of Peace and International Day of Peace

The General Assembly,

Recalling that the promotion of peace, both at an international
and a national level, is among the main purposes of the United
Nations, in conformity with its Charter,

Reaffirming that, as set forth in the preamble of the Charter
of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization, since wars begin in the minds of men, it is in the
minds of men that the defence of peace must be constructed, that a
peace based exclusively upon the political and economic arrangements
of Governments would not be a peace which could secure the
unanimous, lasting and sincere support of the peoples of the world,
and that the peace must therefore be founded, if it is not to fail,
upon the intellectual and moral solidarity of mankind,


Invites all Member States, organs and organizations of
the United Nations system, regional organizations, non-governmental
organizations, peoples and individuals to commemorate in an
appropriate manner the International Day of Peace, especially
through all means of education, and to co-operate with the United
Nations in the observance of that Day.


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