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International Day of Peace


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Date September 21
Location in all UN Member States
First occurence September 21, 1981
Last occurence September 21, 2007

The International Day of Peace was established by a resolution of the United Nations General Assembly to be the third Tuesday of September every year and "devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace, as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day. It invited all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, regional and non-governmental organizations and individuals to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, including through education and public awareness, and to cooperate with the United Nations in establishing a global ceasefire.[1] This resolution also invited the Economic and Social Council to consider the possibility of declaring an International Year of Peace at the first practicable opportunity. is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A map of UN member states and their dependent territories as recognized by the UN. Regions excluded: Antarctica (regulated by the Antarctic Treaty System), Vatican City (the Holy See is a UN observer), the Palestinian territories (Palestine, represented by the Palestine Liberation Organization, is a UN observer), and Western Sahara... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... The United Nations General Assembly (GA) is one of the five principal organs of the United Nations. ... The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations assists the General Assembly in promoting international economic and social cooperation and development. ... The year 2000 was proclaimed the The International Year for the Culture of Peace by the United Nations, with the aim of celebrating and encouraging a culture of peace. ...


After a campaign by Jeremy Gilley and the Peace One Day organisation,[citation needed] the General Assembly decided that, starting in 2002, the International Day of Peace would be celebrated on September 21 each year, and that it would become a ceasefire day.[2] Jeremy Gilley is a British documentary film maker and peace activist. ... Peace One Day is a movement formed in 1999 by British director Jeremy Gilley as a film project to publicise and implement an international ceasefire day on September 21 every year, as an adaptation to the already existing International Day of Peace that was established by the United Nations in... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 264th day of the year (265th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A ceasefire is a temporary stoppage of a war or any armed conflict, where each side of the conflict agrees with the other to suspend aggressive actions. ...


In 2005 a ceremony took place at the Peace Bell at the United Nations in New York.[3]


Observance of the International Day of Peace has become more and more widespread, some schools taking part in an activity called Pinwheels for Peace when the school children make pinwheels in which they make seem peaceful.


In 2007, yoga enthusiasts are organizing a Global Mala Project to honor the International Day of Peace. Cities and communities around the world will take part in various yoga activities to highlight "Yoga as Peace in Action"[4] The purpose of the Global Mala Project is to unite the global yoga community from every continent in the world, forming a mala around the earth through collective practices based upon the sacred cycle of 108. ...


Also, in September 11th-21st 2007, social network MyPacis.com is hosting a "Blog carnival for peace" [5]. The aim of this blog campaign is to stimulate discussion and find answers together to make world peace reality.

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In popular culture

In its parodic song Taliban reggae, the slovene band Slon in Sadež said that Ai-Qaida chose September 11 "because of this/it’s the International Day of Peace", which is wrong—the day being ten days later, on the 21. It is possible the confusion comes from the date having been decided only four days earlier. In contemporary usage, a parody (or lampoon) is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... is the 254th day of the year (255th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


See also

The Peace and Truce of God was a medieval European movement of the Roman Catholic Church which applied spiritual sanctions in order to control and stop the violence of feudal society. ...

Notes

  1. ^ General Assembly Resolution session 36 on 30 November 1981 (retrieved 2007-08-10)
  2. ^ General Assembly Resolution session 55 on 7 September 2001 (retrieved 2007-08-10)
  3. ^ General Assembly Verbatim Report meeting 18 session 60 on 21 September 2005 (retrieved 2007-08-10)
  4. ^ http://www.globalmala.org
  5. ^ http://www.blog.mypacis.com/

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International Day of Peace - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (203 words)
The International Day of Peace was established, on 30 November 1981, by the General Assembly of the United Nations, in resolution 36/67.
The Assembly declared that the Day be observed, on the third Tuesday of September every year, as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day.
After a campaign by Jeremy Gilley and the Peace One Day organisation, the United Nations General Assembly passed Resolution 55/282 on September 7, 2001, which decided that, starting in 2002, the International Day of Peace would be celebrated on September 21 each year, and that it would become a cease-fire day.
The International Day of Peace - September 21 (202 words)
The International Day of Peace, established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly, was first inaugurated on the third Tuesday of September, 1982.
The amended Resolution adopted in 2001 permanently fixed the date of the International Day of Peace to September 21.
Declares that the International Day of Peace shall henceforth be observed as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence, an invitation to all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities for the duration of the Day...
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