21 September is marked as International Day of Peace every year. This is recognized by United Nations General Assembly to honour peoples who are working hard for ending conflicts of the world and promote peace. The main agenda of the day is to promote peace all around the world. Let us tell you more about International Day of Peace 2021, its Theme, History, Meaning, Significance, Celebration, Activities and More.
International Day of Peace History and Significance
In 1981, UN General Assembly passed a resolution and established the third Tuesday of September as International Day of Peace. In the same year, the day was celebrated for the first time. Actually, from 1981 to 2002, for consecutive 20 years, the day was celebrated every year on the third Tuesday of September. But in 2002, the UN declared 21 September as International Day of Peace.
On this day every year, various programs are organized by the UN to promote peace and end conflicts.
International Day of Peace 2021 Theme
The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”.
Every Year, the International Day of Peace is celebrated through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. It is celebrated as a period of non-violence and cease-fire. Individuals also perform activities at local to promote peace, like Minute of silence, Peace education events, Intercultural and interfaith dialogues, Intercultural and interfaith dialogues, Planting peace poles, etc.
10 STEPS TO WORLD PEACE
- Start by stamping out exclusion
- Bring about true equality between women and men
- Share out wealth fairly
- Tackle climate change
- Control arms sales
- Display less hubris, make more policy change
- Protect political space
- Fix intergenerational relations
- Build an integrated peace movement
- Look within