INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE ("Hear the Children" Day):
September 21
Annually


The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. It was celebrated on the third Tuesday of September every year. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire and set the date so the International Day of Peace is now 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 United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

More information about the International Day of Peace can be found on the United Nation's website at

International Day of Peace 21 September



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