The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war andviolence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and peoples. In 2013, for the first time, the Day was dedicated by theSecretary-General of the United Nations topeace education, the key preventive means to reduce war sustainably.
To inaugurate the day, the United NationsPeace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (inNew York City). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as “a reminder of the human cost of war”; the inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace”
Theme: 2014 – Right to Peace
The theme of the 2014 International Day of Peace is the Right of Peoples to Peace, reaffirming the United Nations commitment to the UN Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, which recognizes that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.
The time of spending the Day of Peace with mere commemoration and nice thoughts that we forget the day after is OVER. This is the time for PEACE-MAKING in places where there is NO PEACE.
HOLISTIC PEACE encompasses inner, outer, communcal and ecological peace.
The Day of Peace unites loads of our hero/ines, since peace and well-being are absent and threatened in so many places, in so many areas of our lives. Check out the list below, and expand your consciousness about peace – and how wretched our societies and decision-makers are.
They, and all of us, have not only been messing up in terms of war. But in loads more.
GET INVOLVED. BE THE CHANGE! Activities include fundraisers, petitions, campaigns, opportunity for “live” webcast meetings, opportunity for observing the project’s success unfold, and – lifestyle experiments!
We are working on our website. If you want to take action now, get in touch. We will quickly put together the information about our hero/ines and taking action!
Here are our partners for the UN Day of Peace fr0m survival amidst the worst atrocities to peace for the magnificient wildlife we all admire, to all animals, and inner peace! No more hurting peoiple, no more abuse, no more feeding on others for satisfying one’s pleasure, no more eroding the planet leading to conflict over basic resources. It is time to make human and environmental destruction the CRIME AGAINST PEACE that it is, and END it.
MEET THE GRAND PEACE-MAKERS working in a myriad ways!
AWAKENING TO PEACE – BY AWAKENING TO THE FEELINGS OF OUR GENERATION!
PEACE FOR THE EARTH
PEACE ON OUR STREETS
PEACE FOR GIRLS AND WOMEN
PEACE FOR MAGNIFICIENT WILDLIFE
PEACE FOR ALL ANIMALS
KEEPING THE PEACE – BY PROTECTING OUR WATER
KEEPING THE PEACE – BY PROTECTING OUR WATER AND CLIMATE
KEEPING THE PEACE – BY PROTECTING OUR HEALTH, ECOSYSTEMS AND POLLINATORS
PEACE FOR THE HUNGRY
PEACE – BY HELPING PEOPLE IN NEED OF RESOURCES
PEACE – THROUGH VISION AND OPPORTUNITY THROUGH EDUCATION
All this is creating peace. Do you see?
We have tons of resources, poster exhibits, special publications with big stories and interviews of these and other changemakers that we are going to upload as soon as possible.
If you are inspired and on fire by these ideas – do not hesitate to get in touch. We are serving many with quick support, drafts etc of our resources, already.