Brussels, September 20, 2019 (United Nations) The International Day of Peace (or “Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September.
Established in 1981, this day is devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.
Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
This year’s theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.
“This is the battle of our lives, and a race against time. We can win — and we must. Solutions are in our hands: tax pollution, not people; stop subsidizing fossil fuels; stop building new coal plants by 2020; focus on a green economy, not a grey economy. I count on your continued support as we strive to build a world where we can live every day in harmony with the environment and with each other”, said UN Secretary-General António Guterres.
The International Day of Prayer for Peace is also commemorated on September 21st by the World Council of Churches (WCC) in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace.
To raise awareness on Peace Day, use the hashtags #PeaceDay and #ClimateAction on social medi