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The international day of peace

  • Published
    21st Sep, 2022
Context

The International Day of Peace is observed globally on September 21.

About
  • The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.
  • The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
  • The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
  • 2022 Peace Day Theme: End Racism. Build Peace. 

What is the symbol of international peace day?

  • The Peace Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in 1954. It has become tradition to ring the bell twice a year: on the first day of spring, at the Vernal Equinox, and on 21 September to celebrate the International Day for Peace.
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