International Day of Peace , 21 September

The International Day of Peace (or World Peace Day) celebrated annually on September 21 is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

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"We will nurture relations that are kind, just, respectful and inclusive..." (Chapter Statement)

On International Peace Day, the United Nations asks for a 24-hour ceasefire of all hostilities around the world.  The world is facing the highest number of violent conflicts since the Second World War and 2 billion people — a quarter of humanity — live in places affected by such conflict. On this day the UN asks people to observe one minute of silence at noon to honour victims of war and violence.

However, the International Day of Peace isn't just about ending international conflicts. It is also about changing our behaviour towards each other and our environment. We are reminded in this video that we can all contribute to making the world a more peaceful place.

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