Today is 21st September and, as every year since 1981, we celebrate the International Day of Peace. So, before we start with the interesting part of the post… Happy Peace Day to all of you! Do you know why we celebrate this day today? What we really celebrate? And who decided to establish this global celebration? What is the motto of the International Day of Peace 2021? In Students Global Relocation we tell you all about it!

Why is the International Day of Peace celebrated on 21st September?

The International Day of Peace was first celebrated on 21st September 1981. It was the United Nations General Assembly that established the celebration of this day in resolution 36/67. However, for the first two decades, they didn’t designate 21st Septemberas as the celebration date. They celebrated Day of Peace on the third Tuesday of September each year, coinciding with the opening session of the Assembly.

It was in 2001 that they definitively established 21st September as the celebration date. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously approved this celebration and declared this day as 24 hours of non-violence and ceasefire.

What is actually celebrated on the Day of Peace?

The main objective of the celebration of this day is to strengthen the ideals of peace in all peoples and nations of the world. For this reason, they establish 24 hours of non-violence and ceasefire, in an attempt to call for peace in countries with armed conflicts.

In addition, the United Nations establishes this type of celebrations with the main intention of raising awareness. Through the Day of Peace, the aim is to work together for the social and economic development of those nations with great inequalities, moving together towards a more equal and peaceful world.

The slogan of the International Day of Peace 2021

In the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the inequalities between rich and poor countries have become even more pronounced. This is why the theme of this year’s Day of Peace is “Recovering better to create a more equitable and sustainable world”. The term Peace refers to many other factors, which are precisely needed to achieve this peace. These factors include hunger, poverty, education, equality and health.

At Students Global Relocation we host students who come from all over the world, some seeking a better education and better living conditions.

Let’s remember that, between all of us, we must raise awareness and do our bit to fight every day for a better world. Enjoy this International Day of Peace!

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