resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Day of Peace was observed in September 1982.
In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282 , which established September 21 as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
This year the United Nations has chosen the theme of Education For Peace as the theme for the Day of Peace. Chosen to promote Secretary General Ban Ki-moon's Global Education First campaign, the Day of Peace this year will emphasize the three worldwide pillars of the campaign which include:
Educating for a Just, Peaceful & Sustainable Future could not have better alignment with this theme as the goals of this event will offer information, tools and motivation to people wishing to help build a peaceful world for all people and all species through education and the event will conclude with a Day of Peace parade.