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International Day of Peace

"The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to 'commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples'" (About/International Day of Peace, n.d.).

Each year, the UN selects a theme to reflect the essential nature of peace to our lives and the interconnectedness of human rights to the pursuit and maintenance of peace. For 2022, the theme is “End Racism. Build Peace.” The UN Secretary-General urges the nations and people of the world to “tear down structures that sustain racism” and build “a better, more peaceful world" (Guterres, A. 2022).

About/International Day of Peace. (n.d.). U.N. International Day of Peace.

Guterres, A. (2022). Secretary-General's message 2022. International Day of Peace.

International Day of Peace Links

Peace - Applications

Books from the library's collections:

Women and Peace

Peace - History