International Day of Peace is observed on 21st September every year. International Day of Peace is known as World Peace Day.
This day is celebrated to promote Peace, Harmony and Non-violence. International Peace Day also promotes solidarity among people and countries.
Theme of International Day of Peace 2022
This year the United Nations (UN) decided, “End racism, Build peace” will be the theme of the International Day of Peace. From the past few years, cases of racism have been increasing worldwide, so the UN has declared “End racism, Build peace” as the theme of International Day of Peace 2022.
History of International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace was established by the UN resolution in 1981. It was the year 1982, when International Day of Peace was celebrated first. Until 2002, it was celebrated on the third Tuesday of September each year.
After 2022 the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to celebrate the International Day of Peace permanently on 21 September. The main focus of declaring 21 September as the International Day of Peace is to encourage people to work in cooperation and to maintain worldwide peace.
Therefore, every year on 21st September, the International Day of Peace is celebrated.
Significance of International Day of Peace
International Day of Peace holds a great significance, The International Day of Peace reminds us that the world is our home. World is a better place when there is peace and peace and non-violence should prevail all across the world.
International Day of Peace also celebrates people who work as peacemakers and peacekeepers. This day commorrade to pay respect and tributes to peacemakers for their contributions. We should learn what we can each do individually to make the world a more peaceful and better place.
War and violence is never a solution to resolve any conflicts but it only increases hatred for each other around the world. We should learn from the past that violence and war is no solution. For example, World War 2 created only loss of life and peace and it was not beneficial for anybody.
There is a famous quote of Mahatma Gandhi that, “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” So instead of fighting, we should try to resolve the conflicts and promote peace and harmony in the whole world.
India’s popular Sand Artist Sudarsan Pattnaik’s art on this day:
Youth Call For #Peace 🕊 pic.twitter.com/tWYyvRPHnW
— Sudarsan Pattnaik (@sudarsansand) September 21, 2022