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International Day of Peace 2022: Theme, History, Significance

Every year, the International Day of Peace is observed on September 21 across the world. The day is observed and has been devoted by the United Nations General Assembly in order to strengthen the ideals of peace, by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. International Day of Peace 2022 is being celebrated with the aim of a world where compassion and empathy overcome suspicion and hatred.

International Day of Peace 2022: Theme

  • The theme for the International Day of Peace 2022 is “End racism. Build peace”, which has been dedicated to the aim of making a new world free of racism and racial discrimination.

International Day of Peace 2022: History

  • In 1981, United Nations General Assembly established the International Day of Peace.
  • The General Assembly designated the day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire in 2001 after two decades.

International Day of Peace 2022: Significance

  • In 2022, the International Day of Peace is being observed on September 16, 2022, at United Nations Headquarters. The Secretary-General and President of the General Assembly used the Peace Bell at the event.

International Day of Peace 2022: FAQs

Why is International Day of Peace celebrated?

The ‘International Day of Peace’ is observed on September 21 around the world to strengthen the ideals of peace, by observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

What is the theme for International Day of Peace 2022?

The theme for the International Day of Peace 2022 is “End racism. Build peace.”

What happens on International Peace Day?

UN invites all nations and people to celebrate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. 

In which year International Peace Day was established?

The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981.

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