The International Day of Peace 2021 is commemorated every year on September 21 to remind people all throughout the world that we are not enemies. It encourages people to work together to create a more acceptable and peaceful society. This day also honours people who have fought tirelessly to end wars and promote peace. The United Nations General Assembly established this unique day in 1981, and it has been honoured as International Day of Peace ever since. Two decades later, the United Nations declared it to be dedicated to "strengthening the ideas of peace, through the observation of 24 hours of nonviolence and cease-fire."
History of the International Day of Peace 2021
The United Nations General Assembly created the special day in 1981, and it was first observed on the third Tuesday of September in 1982. The United Nations, on the other hand, has designated September 21 as International Day of Peace since 2002. The purpose of the date modification was to inspire everyone to work together to keep the globe at peace.
The United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters every year to commemorate the day. Except for Africa, the bell is made with coins contributed by children from all continents. It was also a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan as "a reminder of the human cost of war," with the phrase "Long live absolute world peace" on the side.
Theme for the International Day of Peace 2021
"Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World" is the theme of this year's International Day of Peace. The United Nations had chosen the theme "Shaping Peace Together" for the year 2020. The UN website urged people to stay focused on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, stating, "This year has proven more than ever that we are not enemies. Rather, our common foe is an unstoppable virus that poses a threat to our health, safety, and way of life. Covid-19 has thrown our world into disarray and served as a sharp reminder that events in one region of the world affect people all over the world."
The Importance of the International Day of Peace 2021
The UN recommends that people "celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope in the wake of the pandemic." Join together with the United Nations to combat attempts to use the virus to spread discrimination or hatred."