Proof Positivity: International Day of Peace

September 21 marks the International day of peace. “On 21 September, the International Day of Peace, where I call on world leaders and peoples around the world to join forces against conflict, poverty and hunger, and for all human rights for all.” — UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Peace Day is all about creating acts of peace. The first Peace Day was celebrated in September 1982. In 2002 September 21st became the official date.

“Peace Day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples…This day will serve as a reminder to all peoples that our organization, with all its limitations, is a living instrument in the service of peace and should serve all of us here within the organization as a constantly pealing bell reminding us that our permanent commitment, above all interests or differences of any kind, is to peace.”

On this day there will be a political and personal ceasefire. What are you doing September 21st?

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6 Responses

  1. Thanks for the posting!
    Apart from blogging on 21st I will be attending the naming ceremony for my best friends twins.

  2. That sounds fun! Are they identical?

  3. No, not identical. But very special boys. Surrogate miracles born as my best friend is battling cancer. Oddly, the reading I have been asked to give is all about peace (this was before the parents even knew about Int. Peace Day).

  4. No, not identical. But very special boys. Surrogate miracles born as my best friend is battling cancer. Oddly, the reading I have been asked to give is all about peace (this was before the parents even knew about Int. Peace Day).

  5. Give my regards. I pray all goes well for your friend.

  6. Dear Friends,

    It is only a few more days until the International Day of Peace on Sunday, 21 September!

    CNN’s iReport, a news-oriented kind of youtube, just launched a special page for the International Day of Peace – http://www.ireport.com/dayofpeace! Just get registered and put your calls for world leaders and personal peace stories in videos, photos and texts online to everyone to see. We would love to know about what YOU think and do for peace! And if you are lucky, your story will be broadcasted by CNN.

    Our TXT 4 PEACE campaign is getting bigger and bigger. We have received several hundred messages so far. Have a look at http://www.peaceday2008.org! Thanks so much for that!

    Please keep sending your text messages to world leaders with the word ‘PEACE’ and then your message to 69866 (in the US only) or send an online message from http://www.peaceday2008.org! We are trying to receive 10.000 text messages and many more online messages by Sunday, 21 September! So please help us to spread the word.

    Thank you so much for your support. All this would not happen without you!

    Best wishes from UN Headquarters in New York,

    The UN International Day of Peace Team

    By sending a message you give permission to the United Nations to publish it in any media. See http://www.peaceday2008.org for the terms and conditions of the participation in the campaign.

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