International Peace Day

Each year, on 21st September, people throughout the world mark an International Peace Day.


Across our planet, communities live with the impact of war and violence, but there are also many examples of mankind’s ability to resolve conflict, foster better relationships and create happier, more peaceful societies, including here, in South Africa.

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Every year UN, announces a theme for this day to reinforce the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people.

This year’s theme is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”.

When it was introduced in 1981, International Day of Peace was to be observed to celebrate and strengthen the ideals peace stood for. However, when a resolution was brought and passed in 2001 to fix its date on 21 September, the day also became one of worldwide ceasefire and overall non-violence.

International Day of Peace hs since come to be celebrated for any point of time when there is absence of war in any region so people are ate relative peace and receiving humanitarian aid and every year countries who are involved in war acts announce 24 hours ceasefire in war hit areas just to honour World Peace Day.

We’ve put together our top 10 quotes about Peace, so feel free to share the love:

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.” – Nelson Mandela

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” – John Lennon

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Peace begins with a smile..” – Mother Teresa

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace.” – Jimi Hendrix

“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – Albert Einstein

“World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.” – Dalai Lama

“The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.” – Marianne Williamson

“If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else.” – Marvin Gaye

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