International Day of Peace
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.
- The International Day of Peace, or also known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21st September globally.
- The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”.
- The Peace Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in 1954.
- 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.
- The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.
- Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.