ISLAMABAD: The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace will be observed on September 21 to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace.
On the International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, people around the world take part in various activities and organize events centered on the theme “peace”.
The theme of the 2014 International Day of Peace is “The Right of Peoples to Peace”.
The assembly decided in 2001 that the International Day of Peace should be annually observed on September 21 starting from 2002. By setting a fixed date for the International Day of Peace, the assembly declared that the day should be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.
By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN devoted itself to worldwide peace and encouraged people to work in cooperation for this goal.
Since its inception, Peace Day has marked personal and planetary progress toward peace. It has grown to include millions of people worldwide and many events are organized each year to commemorate and celebrate this day.