The International Day of Peace. What do we know about it?

The International Day of Peace. What do we know about it?

The International Day of Peace has been celebrated on the 21st of September since 2002. It was established at the 36th session of the UN General Assembly.

At first, the holiday was celebrated on the third Tuesday of September - the opening day of the annual session of the UN General Assembly. The decision to celebrate the International Day of Peace on September 21 was made at the 55th session of the UN General Assembly

This day was announced by the General Assembly as a day of renunciation of violence and ceasefire throughout the world. All countries were invited to refrain from conducting hostilities on that day.

Every year on the 21st of September, various events are held at the UN, traditionally starting with the ceremony at the Bell of Peace. The ceremony begins with the speach of the UN Secretary General, after which he hits the bell. Then, after a moment of silence, the president of the UN Security Council makes a speech.

And on this significant day you are congratulated by the IPA “Generals of the World - For Peace”, which has been working for 10 years to build peace, bridges of friendship and mutual understanding between peoples, and promotes patriotic education of youth.