International Day of Peace – 21st September
Written by Roneel Narayan on September 21, 2022
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by a unanimous United Nations resolution, Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
Since 1982, the International Day of Peace has begun with the ringing of the Peace Bell at the United Nations headquarters, in New York.
Peace means so much more than an absence of war. More ordinary conflicts arise from disputes with family, colleagues and neighbours and these disturb our sense of peace. Making peace with one person today, even if it is just with yourself, is a fitting way to mark the day. Light a candle, reflect, forgive and enjoy being tranquil.
Parents, do you reward your children when they share toys and help each other? Learning how to solve disputes without aggression is a great way to enjoy peace day. A sponsored toddle can raise funds for peace charities and tire out the little ones. Bliss!
Peace needs building, not just celebrating. Make every day your day of peace as you work towards harmony at home, school, work and in the community.
2022 Peace Day Theme: End Racism. Build Peace.