21st September marks the International Day of Peace and was established by United Nations in accordance with their 1981 resolution to commit to peace above all differences and contribute to building a culture of peace.
The United Nations General Assembly declared it as the day “devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.” The United Nations General Assembly in Paris on 10 December 1948 adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a common standard. of achievement for all peoples and all nations.
Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary General spoke on how this year’s theme will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights, he hopes this foundation is a reminder that peace takes root when people are free from hunger, poverty and distress.
This year UN is asking: ‘What does “The Right to Peace” mean to you?’ and is encouraging people to share their ideas using the hashtags #peaceday and #standup4humanrights. The UN will also be conducting activities across the globe that includes a minute silence held at 12 noon, meditation, prayer and yoga workshops and gathering for ‘feast for peace.’