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International Day of Peace
21 September 2017
An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of September, repeating indefinitely
21 September every year: Calling on all nations to observe a day of global ceasefire and non violence.
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.
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.