International Day of Peace 21 September

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The 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’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.

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The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development… It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms. An agenda for the planet, our common home. An agenda for shared prosperity, peace and partnership.” — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to“commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” For the text of the U.N. Resolution, CLICK HERE.
Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly augmented the original resolution in 2001, fixing the date on 21 September. For the text of this second unanimous UN resolution, CLICK HERE.
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.
Use the GET INVOLVED section for Peace Day activity ideas, and the EVENTS MAP to post and find organized events in your area.
On 16 September 2016, the Secretary-General will celebrate the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Japanese Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. Women Nobel Peace Prize laureates and the United Nations Messengers of Peace will be invited to participate in the ceremony.
2016 U.N. Peace Day Theme: 

This Week in Rap Extra looks at the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (#globalgoals) created by the United Nations. The song lists the 17 goals and emphasizes the importance of international cooperation.

Check out videos by youth from around the globe on how the Goals can help build peace!

Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Life All Around The Globe

“Sustainable Development Goals: Improve Life All Around The Globe” is a hip hop music video that was produced by FlocabularyExternal link in partnership with the Education Outreach Section of the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Public Information. It aims to teach young people throughout the world about the importance of the Sustainable Development Goals and how they can help build peace.

The Education Outreach Section invites young people from around the world to submit videos on how the Sustainable Development Goals can build peace. The most engaging videos will be featured on the United Nations International Day of Peace YouTube channel and a small selection will be shown at the global student videoconference. Guidelines for submission.

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21ST SEPTEMBER IS PEACE DAY