The International Day of Peace - 21 September.

The International Day of Peace on September 21st urges humanity to set aside its differences and commit to making peace. Also known as Peace Day, the observance is designed to bring the world together.

It is no secret that we are living in turbulent times. Although WWII ended several decades ago, there has been an ongoing threat of war throughout the world. Many countries face armed conflicts daily.

Some of these conflicts include the civil war in Syria, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Boko Haram in Nigeria.

To achieve peace among all nations, the UN recognizes that first, economic and social goals need to be met. In 2015, the United Nations Member States adopted 17 sustainable development goals. These goals cover issues including poverty, hunger, education, health, gender equality, affordable energy, reduced inequalities, sanitation, and social justice. The UN hopes to achieve each of these goals by the year 2030.

The United Nations established International Peace Day in 1981 with the first observance held on September 21, 1982. Each year, the UN emphasizes a different theme. 

2022 Theme: "End racism. Build peace".

Source: www.un.org

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