Just to Remind people – Peace One Day

The next International day of World Peace – “A day of global ceasefire and non-violence” is fast approaching on 21st September. Put it in your diary, and tell people about it.
Check out the Peace One Day website for more details…

Fifty-fifth session
Agenda item 33

Resolution adopted by the General Assembly
[without reference to a Main Committee (A/55/L.95 and Add.1)]

55/282. International Day of Peace

The General Assembly,

Recalling its resolution 36/67 of 30 November 1981, by which it declared that
the third Tuesday of September, the opening day of the regular sessions of the
General Assembly, shall be officially proclaimed and observed as International Day
of Peace and shall be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of
peace both within and among all nations and peoples,

Recalling also its other relevant resolutions, including resolution 55/14 of
3 November 2000,

Reaffirming the contribution that the observance and celebration of the
International Day of Peace makes in strengthening the ideals of peace and
alleviating tensions and causes of conflict,

Considering the unique opportunity it offers for a cessation of violence and
conflict throughout the world, and the related importance of achieving the broadest
possible awareness and observance of the International Day of Peace among the
global community,

Desiring to draw attention to the objectives of the International Day of Peace,
and therefore to fix a date for its observance each year that is separate from the
opening day of the regular sessions of the General Assembly,

1. Decides that, with effect from the fifty-seventh session of the General
Assembly, the International Day of Peace shall be observed on 21 September each
year, with this date to be brought to the attention of all people for the celebration
and observance of peace;

2. Declares that the International Day of Peace shall henceforth be observed
as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people
to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day;

3. Invites all member states, organizations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organizations and individuals to commemorate, in an appropriate manner, the International Day of Peace, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in the establishment of the global ceasefire.

111th Plenary meeting
7th September 2001

Source: United Nations Website www.un.org

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