International Day of Peace

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International Day of Peace is celebrated globally on 21 September.


  • The day is dedicated by the United Nations General Assembly to strengthen the ideals of peace through non-violence and ceasefire, 24 hours.
  • On this day the United Nations invites all countries and peoples to celebrate the day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

  • According to the United Nations, true peace includes not only the absence of violence but also the building up of society.

  • This day seeks to create a world where everyone is treated equally regardless of their caste.

  • To commemorate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at the UN Headquarters, New York City. 

Theme of 2022 :

  • The theme for the International Day of Peace 2022 - “End racism, Build peace.” 

  • This day is being celebrated with the aim of creating a new world free from racism and racial discrimination.

Background of the day :

  • International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.

  • Nearly two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously designated the day as a period of non-violence and ceasefire.

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