The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to“commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” For the text of the U.N. Resolution, CLICK HERE.
Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All
This theme is based on the TOGETHER global campaign that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.TOGETHER brings together the organizations of the United Nations System, the 193 member countries of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants.
For the 100-Day Countdown Message from United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, CLICK HERE.
Building peace one day at a time.
Peace One Day is a non-profit organisation that was founded in 1999 by Jeremy Gilley, an actor turned filmmaker, who in the late 1990s became preoccupied with questions about the fundamental nature of humanity and the issue of peace.
Peace One Day’s objective is to institutionalise Peace Day 21 September, making it a day that is self-sustaining, an annual day of global unity, a day of intercultural cooperation on a scale that humanity has never known.
What difference does a day make?
Jeremy Gilley, founder of Peace One Day, talks about his journey to create a day of global ceasefire and non-violence on a fixed calendar date, Peace Day, 21 September.
“When you build a house, you start with one brick. If we want to build peace, we should start with one day. That has arrived.” – Jeremy Gilley, Dallas Morning News
As this year marks the fifteenth anniversary of the first celebration of Peace Day as a day of ceasefire and nonviolence with a fixed calendar date, highlighting a number of inspiring initiatives from previous campaigns, across different sectors. In these final few days leading up to Peace Day, Peace One Day are looking back at commitments from governments, religious leaders, NGO’s, dancers and musicians.
Whatever you are planning for Peace Day and whatever the size of your organization, Peace One day are there to support you. Please check out these resources that will help you organise & make some noise about your Peace Day activity: Download the “Peace Day Promotion Resource Pack Global”
Please tell about your upcoming Peace Day activity via this link, so Peace One Day can inform as many people as possible.