The Story of International Peace Day
Peace Day is Sept 21st Each Year, but in Spain we celebrate this day on Jan 30th
The International Day of Peace was first established in 1981 by a resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session every September.
In 2001 the resolution 55/282 was strengthened to make date September 21 the official date annually. It was voted unanimoiusly. International peace Day is meant to be a day of nonviolence and cease-fire.
Today, on International Peace Day there are many celebrations and peace marches to homor world peace in cities and countries worldwide.
Secretary-General Kofi Annan has asked all United Nations departments and agencies to expand their observance, extending a special invitation to civil society and highlighting the Minute of Silence at 12 noon.