Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.


  1. The International Day of Peace, or also known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21st September globally.
  2. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”.
  3. The Peace Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in 1954.
  4. It has become tradition to ring the bell twice a year: on the first day of spring, at the Vernal Equinox, and on 21 September to celebrate the International Day for Peace.
  5. The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.
  6. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.