International Day of Peace 

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Dates of International Day of Peace 
2022 United Nations Wednesday, September 21stInternational Day of Peace 
2021 United Nations Tuesday, September 21stInternational Day of Peace 
2020 United Nations Monday, September 21stInternational Day of Peace 
2019 United Nations Saturday, September 21stInternational Day of Peace 
Summary
The International Day of Peace is celebrated annually on 21 September and is a United Nations-commissioned global holiday.

The world peace body decided to commemorate the day with the aim to spread awareness about war-time evils and preach global harmony all across the globe.

The International Day of Peace is also an occasion to celebrate and appreciate the efforts of those who have dedicated their lives to eliminate bloody conflicts and civil wars across the globe and have upheld peace in a difficult situation, where war was the easier option.

Every year on 21 September, the UN calls on all nations and people to put down their weapons and talk about their commitment to living in harmony with one another.

The UN General Assembly passed a resolution to mark this day, unanimously, in 1981. Until 2001, it was celebrated on the 3rd Tuesday of September. Finally, in 2001, the assembly decided to fix one day, ie 21 September as the date for the celebration of the same. And since then, the day is observed as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

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