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International Day of Peace

Taking place on 21st September every year.

Calling on all nations to observe a day of global ceasefire and non violence.

Updated 1 year ago

Declared by the UN General Assembly in 2001, the International Day of Peace calls on all nations to observe a day of global ceasefire and non-violence and invites all people everywhere in the world to honour a cessation of hostilities throughout the day.

The UN has invited Member States, United Nations bodies, regional and non-governmental organisations to commemorate the Day and to co-operate with the United Nations in establishing the global ceasefire.

Find out more on the UN Peace Day website or the International Day of Peace website. The organisation Peace One Day also actively promotes this day of non-violence and ceasefire. 

Find ideas for celebrating the day on the Peace One Day website. The United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) has a page with background information and teaching activities for this Day.

To find teaching resources on the Global Dimension database to help your school celebrate International Day of Peace browse through the ones listed under the topic of Peace, conflict & security.

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United Nations