World Peace Day: 21 September
The United Nations Peace Bell has been rung at UN Headquarters in New York City to commemorate the World Peace day. The International Day of Peace is commemorated globally on September 21.
The United National General Assembly sets the day by promoting ideals of peace among nations and people by observing non-violence and ceasefire for 24 hours.
Theme of World Peace Day 2022:
This year’s theme is “End racism. Build peace.” The day is dedicated to the aim of making a new world free of racism and racial discrimination.
History of celebration the day:
The United Nations declared the world peace day in 1981 to build the societies where all members could flourish equally.
This day allows a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace.
It is also referred as World Peace Day and it was officially declared in 2001 later on 21st September.
About Peace Bell:
The Peace Bell had been donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in June 1954. To commemorate the day, every year the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters in New York City.
The bell had made from coins and medals that had been donated by the representatives of the Member States, the Pope, and people, including children from over 60 different nations who seconded his idea.
The bell tower was sculptured after the Hanamido (a small temple decorated with flowers) that symbolizing the place where Buddha was born.
The Peace bell rings twice a year: on the first day of spring, at the Vernal Equinox, and on 21 September to celebrate the International Day for Peace.
The United Nations Secretary-General rings the bell on the International Day for Peace to pray for World Peace in the presence of Representatives of Permanent Missions and officials of the UN Secretariat.
Question & Answer:
Q1. On which day International Day of Peace is celebrated across the globe every year?
Ans. 21st September
Q2. From which year International Day of Peace is celebrated?
Q3. What is the theme of International Day of Peace for this year 2022?
Ans. “End racism. Build peace”