Today, the United Nations like every year is celebrating the International Day of Peace. September 21 was coined as the International Day of Peace by the organization back in the year 2002.
It was in the year 1981 when the beginning of this day was attributed by the United Nations. Two decades later, there was massive voting by the General assembly in the year 2001 to declare the day as a span of cease-fire and non-violence.
In the next year, came the idea of the International Day of Peace which was to be celebrated by the UN on this date every year since then. Every year a new theme is adopted by the United Nations which would be further illustrated in favor of the ideology of peace.
The UN says, “In 2021, as we heal, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.”
As per the decorum of the UN, the beginning of the International Day of Peace is marked by the ringing of the United Nations Peace Bell situated in the UN headquarters located in New York City. The bell is inscribed with the words “Long live absolute peace”.
The present celebration of the International Day of Peace is taking place amidst a tumultuous situation of pandemic wherefore this year’s theme has been a better recovery for a world of equity and sustainability.