The International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, is celebrated on September 21. This day is dedicated to peace, or specifically to the absence of war. It is observed by many nations, political groups, and military groups.The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.


The Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Twenty years later, in 2001, the General Assembly decided, by unanimous vote, that this would be a day of non-violence and ceasefire.

The UN urges all nations and populations to respect a cessation of hostilities during this day and to mark it through information and public awareness activities on peace issues.