International Day of Peace


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“Mankind must put an end to war before war puts an end to mankind.” – John F. Kennedy

Peace is the ever elusive goal. Throughout the world, people yearn for the day when war and conflict recede back into the depths of history; a distant, dark memory of ages past. The United Nations is at the helm of this goal, working tirelessly with humanitarians and international aid organizations to foster peace in a world embroiled in conflict.

Each year, on the 21st of September, the International Day of Peace is recognized by people around the world. On this day, the United Nations calls on those involved in conflicts to set aside their weapons and rhetoric for a day of peace. It invites nations to spread public awareness and education on topics related to efforts for peace around the world.

This Saturday, make an extra effort to spread conversations about peace and understanding. Find out what events are happening in your city to commemorate the International Day of Peace and do your part on this day and beyond to inspire tolerance and respect for our diverse global community.


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