International Day of Peace, celebrated on September 21st, is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. At a time when war and violence often monopolise our new cycles, the International Day of Peace is an inspiring reminder of what we can create together. This is done through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
International Day of Peace recognises those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace, as well as those doing so currently, and those who will do so in the future.
Ways you can promote a culture of peace include seeking to understand a common ground, promote economic and social stability, respect all human rights, advocate for equality and choose democratic principles.
This day is important as it connects us to each other, regardless of where we come from, it reminds us to believe in something bigger than ourselves and it demonstrates that small actions can make big impacts.
Life is better in a world where peace exists, and, today, we look to those who have been peacemakers and peacekeepers to learn what we can do individually to make the world a more peaceful place.