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The International Day of Peace was originally established as September 21 in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, which in 2001, unanimously voted to designate the date as a period of dedicated non-violence and cease-fire.
For 2022, this year’s theme is to “End racism, Build peace.” Each year around the globe, this day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace and non-violence. However, achieving true peace is about much more than the laying down of arms. It requires the building of a society where all members can flourish — the creation of a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their race, gender, or social status.
There is a role for all of us to play in promoting peace. And there is no better way to contribute to that peace than by helping to spread its message and fight racism.
Learn more about the International Day of Peace at the United Nations website at https://www.un.org/en/observances/international-day-peace. Meanwhile, take part in this day across social media using the hashtags of #InternationalDayofPeace, #Peace, or #WorldPeace.