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UN International Day for Peace
The UN General Assembly has declared September 21 to be the International Day for Peace (Peace Day) devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. For 2020 the theme for the day is “Shaping Peace Together”, with key aims to advance a global ceasefire, to spread kindness, compassion and hope during this time of pandemic, and to reject discrimination and hatred.
On June 13, the UN Secretary-General launched the 100 day countdown to the International Day for Peace announcing the theme for 2020 and ideas on actions people can take in the run-up to the day, including to take the UN 1-minute survey.
“Let us use these dialogues, as well as the International Day of Peace, to exchange ideas on how to achieve a global ceasefire…”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres