World Peace Day 2017: Check Out Images and Inspired Quotes
International Day of Peace seeks to promote the peace among nations and people. It is also known as World Peace Day which is observed on 21st September every year. It is dedicated to world peace and specifically in the absence of war and violence.
The International Day of Peace was designated in the year 1981 by the resolution 36/67 by United Nations General Assembly. The intention of this resolution is to have entire world observe a day of peace and nonviolence.
The World Peace Day is first celebrated in the year 1982 and kept by different nations, political groups, military groups and people around the world. The General Assembly declared this is a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace.
Peace is just more than the absence of armed conflict between or within the states. On International Day of Peace, the UN-Secretary General rings a bell made from the coins which are donated by the 60 countries and holds a special ceremony on this day.
The theme of this year Peace day is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”. In 2013, for the first time, the Peace day was dedicated by the US General Secretary to peace education. Since 2004, the World Council of Churches has joined the United Nations in marking September 21 the day of prayer for peace.
International Day of Peace Top events include
- Reading United Nations and UPF Statements about the International Day of Peace and observing one minute silence.
- Practising peaceful resolutions, problem solving skills in daily interpersonal interactions.
- Lighting a candle in the dusk as a support to the Peace Day.
- Different organisations conduct Rallies, organising events to bring the awareness among the people.
International Day of Peace Quotes and Slogans
“World Peace Day is envisioned to become a moment of global unity – it is up to each and every one of us to make this a reality.” – Jeremy Gilley
“We like to put sacred texts in flowing waters, so I rolled it up, tied it to a piece of wood, placed a dandelion on top, and floated it in the stream which flows into the Swat River. Surely God would find it there.” ― Malala Yousafzai
”Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.” –Albert Einstein
“If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.” –Nelson Mandela
“I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace: to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete.” – Ronald Reagan
“I believe that peace is not merely an absence of war but the nurture of human life, and that in time this nurture would do away with war as a natural process.” – Jane Addams
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.” – John F. Kennedy