International Peace Day 21st Sept 2021

Posted by | Sep 21, 2021 |

IIW President’s Message

21 September 2021

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly and later declared, in 2001, as a period of non-violence and cease-fire to strengthen the ideals of peace through observing a global 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

We must make peace with nature, celebrate peace against online and offline hate, stop violence against women and girls, bring hope to people in conflict zones and unite to maintain international peace and security.

2021 Global Peace Day theme is “Recovering better for an equitable, sustainable world”.

United Nations Family invites all of us to show compassion for people who are suffering during the pandemic and help them recover better, make peace with one another and transform the world into a more just, equal, inclusive, sustainable and healthier one.

The UN Bell, cast from coins donated by children from all continents is a gift from the UN Association of Japan as a reminder of “the human cost of war” and it is rung at the UN Headquarters in New York to celebrate the day.

Ebe Panitteri Martines

IIW President 2021-22