International Day of Peace - 21 September

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The International Day of Peace (IDP) is observed every year on 21 September.

An Overview of the News

  • The IDP was established by the United Nations (UN) to emphasize the global commitment to peace, non-violence, and conflict resolution.

The theme for 2023:

  • The theme of the 2023 IDP is "Action for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals".

  • This theme emphasizes both individual and collective responsibilities in promoting peace.

  • To ensure the success of these goals, it calls for the participation of various actors, including the world's 1.2 billion youth.

The topic focuses on three key areas:

  • Fighting inequality

  • Taking action on climate change

  • Promote and protect human rights

History of International Peace Day:-

  • United Nations Resolution 36/67 (1981): The International Day of Peace began with the adoption of United Nations Resolution 36/67 on September 30, 1981.

  • Selection of the third Tuesday of September: Following a United Nations resolution, it was decided that the International Day of Peace would be celebrated annually on the third Tuesday of September.

  • Inaugural Ceremony (1982): The first official observance of the International Day of Peace took place on 21 September 1982.

  • Official designation of September 21 (2001): An important development in the history of this day occurred in 2001 when September 21 was officially established as the International Day of Peace.

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