2018 Theme: “The Right to Peace - The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70”

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.
The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
A peaceful society is one where there is justice and equality for everyone. Peace will enable a sustainable environment to take shape and a sustainable environment will help promote peace.
Visit the  International Day of Peace website to learn more.
To listen to the Message from U.N. Secretary General António Guterres click here 

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