Today is International Day of Peace (United Nations)

September 21 is recognised as the "International Day of Peace" around the world. The United Nations General Assembly has designated this day to promote the values of peace by observing a 24-hour period of nonviolence and a cease-fire.

“End racism. Build peace”  is the theme for this year.  

In every society, racism continues to contaminate institutions, social structures, and daily life, said Secretary-General António Guterres.

In 1981, the UN General Assembly established the International Day of Peace. Almost two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously resolved to declare the day a period of non-violence and a cease-fire.

The UN asks all countries and individuals to observe the International Day of Peace by promoting public awareness of and education on matters pertaining to peace.

On September 16, 2022, the United Nations' headquarters honoured the International Day of Peace. At the occasion, the Peace Bell was rung by the Secretary-General and the President of the General Assembly.