The International Day of Peace: 21 September 2017

Date: 
Thu 21/09/17

The International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21st September. Devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The International Day of Peace, a.k.a. "Peace Day" provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to undertake acts of peace and kindness. People across the globe engage in diverse and meaningful ways: from observing a minute of silence, attending peace education events and writing peace poetry, to participating in peace marches, yoga and meditation. There are many ways you can take part in promoting peace.

The theme of Peace Day 2016 was "The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace." Every single one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals is integral to achieving peace in our time, as development and peace are interdependent and mutually reinforcing. 

The theme for 2017 has yet to be announced.

Find out more about International Day of Peace here.