International Peace Day

The observance of an International Day of Peace began in 1981, originated in the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate September 21st as a period of non-violence and cease-fire. Veterans For Peace want to help popularize International Day of Peace to the point that, in years to come, it becomes part of mainstream culture.

Every year, a different theme is chosen for the International Day of Peace. The theme of 2022’s commemoration is “End racism. Build peace.”

As UN Secretary-General António Guterres has said:

“Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and everyday life in every society. It continues to be a driver of persistent inequality. And it continues to deny people their fundamental human rights. It destabilizes societies, undermines democracies, erodes the legitimacy of governments, and… the linkages between racism and gender inequality are unmistakable.”

Veterans For Peace national is asking Veterans For Peace chapters to celebrate the September 21st International Day of Peace by putting on an event or supporting, joining with and promoting current Peace Day efforts underway in your city or town.

International Day of Peace does not mean peace somewhere else. To hold meaning to the average person, it must also mean peace in their communities. As Veterans For Peace, we can help deliver this message and be a leader in promoting and building peace in our communities.


Take Action to Celebrate the International Day of Peace:

Spread the Peace on Social Media September 21st!

Make sure to tag VFP in your posts! Twitter (@VFPNational), Facebook and Instagram (@VeteransForPeace)