World Peace Day Quick Facts

Event NameWorld Peace Day ()
Event Started21 September 1982
Event LevelInternational Day
Observed byUnited Nations General Assembly

World Peace Day Brief

The General Assembly is celebrated every year on 21 September as International Day of Peace or World Day of Peace around the world. The United Nations General Assembly declared this day (21 September) to be observed as the International Day of Peace to strengthen the ideals of peace among the peoples of all countries of the world.

'World Peace Day' is mainly celebrated to establish peace and non-violence all over the earth. Everyone loves peace. Humans sacrifice most of their lives in search of it. But it is quite disappointing that today man is getting away from this peace day by day. Today, the marketing spread all around has made peace even further away from the individual.

World Peace Day History

International Day of Peace was established in the year 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly to strengthen the ideals of peace among all countries and peoples within the country. International Day of Peace was celebrated for the First time on 21 September 1982. In which people from many countries, political groups, military groups, were involved. The Theme of the First International Day of Peace was "Right to peace of people".

To take the message of peace to every nook and corner of the world, the United Nations has appointed world famous personalities of art, Literature, Cinema, Music and sports as peace ambassadors. The United Nations General Assembly dedicated this day three decades ago to the strengthening of peaceful ideas among all countries and their inhabitants.

From 1982 to 2001, the third Tuesday of the month of September was chosen as 'World Peace Day', but later in the year 2002, 21 September was declared as 'International Day of Peace' or 'World Peace Day'.

World Peace Day Objective

The main objective of the United Nations is to maintain peace in all the countries of the world. The United Nations was born to prevent international conflict and develop a culture of peace.

In this era of conflict, terror and unrest, it has become very important and relevant to propagate the importance of peace. That is why the United Nations, and all its institutions, non-governmental organizations, civil societies and national governments organize 'International Day of Peace' every year on 21 September.

To take the message of peace to every nook and corner of the world, the United Nations has also appointed world famous personalities from the world of art, literature, cinema, music and sports as peace ambassadors.

World Peace Day Theme(s)

  • The theme of World Peace Day 2022 was: - "We all have a role to play in fostering peace.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2021 was: - "Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2020 was: - "Shaping Peace Together.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2019 was: - "Climate Action for Peace.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2018 was: - "The Right to Peace – The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2017 was: - "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2016 was: - "The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2015 was: - "Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2014 was: - "Right to peace.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2013 was: - "Focus on Peace education.”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2012 was: - "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future. ”
  • The theme of World Peace Day 2011 was: - "Peace and Democracy: Make Your Voice Heard.”

More info about World Peace Day

India and International Peace:

The leaders and heroes of India have always tried to establish peace in the world and maintain peace. India has always cooperated with organizations promoting international peace and has regularly contributed to the UNO.

Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru of India reduced the possibility of a third world war during the Cold War by providing an international organization like non-alignment to the countries of the third world. On 29 April 1954, the then Prime Minister of India Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and China's first Premier (Prime Minister) Chou En Lai signed an agreement on 5 principles of peaceful coexistence which came to be known as "Panchsheel Principle" and "Panchsheel Pact".

Pandit Nehru and Chou En Lai gained fame as the exponents of this theory. This Panchasutra (Panchsheel) has been considered as the basic principle by various political, social and economic countries to establish the ideals of human welfare and world peace.

Following are the main Principles of Panchsheel Pact-

  • To respect each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty.
  • Do not take aggressive action against each other.
  • Do not interfere in each other's internal matters.
  • To follow the policy of equality and mutual benefit.
  • Belief in the policy of peaceful coexistence.

Important Days of September Month - (National Days and International Days):

Day Event Name - Event Level
02 SeptemberWorld Coconut Day - International Day
05 SeptemberTeachers Day: India - National Day
08 SeptemberInternational Literacy Day - International Day
11 SeptemberWorld First Aid Day - International Day
14 SeptemberHindi Day: India - National Day
14 SeptemberWorld Brotherhood and Apology Day - International Day
15 SeptemberEngineer Day - National Day
16 SeptemberWorld Ozone Day - International Day
17 SeptemberLord Vishwakarma Jayanti - National Day
21 SeptemberWorld Peace Day - International Day
21 SeptemberWorld Alzheimers Day - International Day
26 SeptemberWorld Silent Deaf Day - International Day
27 SeptemberWorld Tourism Day - International Day
29 SeptemberWorld Heart Day - International Day

World Peace Day FAQs:

World Peace Day is observed every year on 21 September.

Yes, World Peace Day is an International Day that is celebrated every year on September all over the World.

World Peace Day started on 21 September 1982.

World Peace Day is observed every year by United Nations General Assembly.

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