September 21 observed as International Day of Peace
International Day of Peace was observed on September 21 across the world to acknowledge the efforts of those who have strived to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also observed as a day of ceasefire. The theme for the year 2013 is Education for Peace.
About International Day of Peace:
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982. In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282, which established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.
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