World Day of Peace

World Day of Peace is observed next on Wednesday, January 1st, 2025 (264 days from today).

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International Peace Day (or World Peace Day) is annually held on September 21 to reinforce the ideals of peace, both within and between all nations and nations. At a time when war and violence often dominate our news cycles, International Peace Day is an inspiring reminder of what we can do together. Serenity. Give it a chance!

The History of World Day of Peace

In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly decided that the third Tuesday of September was considered as the International Day of Peace. This date coincides with the opening of the annual sessions of the General Assembly. The purpose of this day is still to consolidate the ideal of peace around the world.

Two decades after establishing this holiday, in 2001, the council changed the date to this annual date on September 21. So starting in 2002, September 21 is not just a time for discussing how to promote and maintain peace among all peoples but also a 24-hour global ceasefire and nonviolent period for groups that are engaged in active combat.

Since the United Nations and the Charter of the United Nations were established, governments have an obligation not to use force against others unless they are acting in self-defense or by the Security Council of the United Nations’ requests. National permission to proceed.

Better life in a world is peace and today, we turn to former peacekeepers and peacekeepers to learn what each of us can do to transform the world becomes a more peaceful place.

Traditions of this day

The International Day of Peace was formed by the United Nations General Assembly to raise peace standards. The day is set aside for 24 hours of ceasefire and nonviolence.

Today, it is more important than ever to promote peace and an open spirit to accept all genders, races and territories. Individuals and organizations around the world participate in activities and organizing events that focus on a given theme for the year. Activities ranging from private events to public ceremonies, festivals and concerts send peace messages to a wider audience.

Educational institutions also host art exhibitions and lessons for students to discuss how different cultures celebrate peace and learn about historical conflict and war so there is no repetition in mistakes. On a personal level, people engage in activities like planting a tree or leaving animals in a cage, as every little action helps to spread the message of peace and love.

By the numbers

$13.6 trillion – the cost of violence in 2015.

9,800 – the number of terrorism websites containing violent material in September 2015.

13% – the rate of women negotiators in the period between 1992 and 2019.

6% – the rate of women signatories in peace processes worldwide in the period between 1992 and 2019.

11% – the rate of ceasefire agreements in the period between 2015 and 2019.

15.9 million – estimates of the number of people in Yemen's population affected by the world's worst food crisis.

135 million – the number of people in 2019 living with severe famine.

60% – the percentage of people with severe starvation living in conflict countries.

88 – the number of countries with national action plans on women, peace and security by October 2020.

417 – the number of policy measures issued by national governments to response the COVID-19 crisis.

408 million – the estimated number of young people living in armed conflict areas in 2016.

The purposes

Nations and communities around the world struggle with poverty and disease, education and health care. International Peace Day reminds us that no matter where we are from or what language we speak, we are alike rather than different. It connect us to each other without caring the language or the country.

We can be caught up in work and home every day. Nevertheless, sometimes, it is good to reflect on how communities and nations need to go beyond our comfort zones. We can have peace when we try to see other people's perspectives, or "walk a mile in their shoes".

It shows that small actions can make a big impact. We can all contribute to a culture of peace around the world through prayer, advocacy, education and respect for others. If each of us does one small thing to bring peace, even every week, think about the global impact of this!

How do we celebrate Peace Day

Celebrate any way you see fit, as long as it is peaceful! Having a minute of silence at midday created a "wave of peace" across the planet, observing this as a good start.

Gather people together with a hot pot, encourage your friends and neighbors to share their unique dishes from different countries or cultures. One of the oldest ways to bring peace into your life is breaking bread together. Some discussions among interfaith and intercultural can make an interesting evening.

Let begin at home with yourself and your family members. Teach your children some concepts to promote the peace all over the world including conflict-resolution, peaceful dialogue, consensus building, and the choice of non-violence.


World Day of Peace has been observed annually on January 1st.


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Monday, January 1st, 2024

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