• Jace Shoemaker-Galloway

International Day of Peace

Sept. 21 is International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day. Established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly with Resolution 36/67, the annual event is devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”

International Peace Day provides the perfect opportunity for people, communities, organizations, businesses and nations to create and encourage practical acts of peace while encouraging worldwide peace. In honor of the yearly event, millions of people around the world will participate in a wide variety of activities including town meetings, parades and all sorts of celebrations. With a different theme every year, this year’s theme is "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future.”

How to Observe Peace Day:

  • Peace Within – Observe the worldwide Minute of Silence at noon in all time zones around the world. Please spread the word via Facebook and make this a viral event.The Peace Wave: Minute of Silence will also be broadcast on Peace Day TV.

  • Peace Without - An Act of Service for Peace that benefits the larger community.

  • CPI TV - This year-round livestream features all sorts of peace building organizations. Click "Broadcast" on the main page for information.

  • 10 Ideas for Teaching about Peace Day – Great ideas for educators.

Working together, we can make the world a much better and more peaceful place. Today is also World Gratitude Day!