International Day of Peace

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Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Twenty years later, in 2001, the General Assembly decided, by unanimous vote, that this would be a day of non-violence and ceasefire.

The UN urges all nations and populations to respect a cessation of hostilities during this day and to mark it through information and public awareness activities on peace issues.


Type of Event Special Event
Start 21.09.2017 06:00 local time
End 21.09.2017 20:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Preis, Ann-belinda
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Ann-Belinda Preis,
Country Worldwide
City -
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French, Spanish
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 International Day of Peace 2016
Link 2 UNESCO Programmes for peace building
Link 3 Culture of Peace in Africa
Link 4