New Delhi: Every year on 21 September, people all over the world celebrate International Day of Peace. It is a day to honor the potential of international cooperation to create a world that is both peaceful and sustainable.
International Day of Peace 2022: A Brief History
World Peace Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. The day on which the annual sessions of the General Assembly were normally open was chosen as the date for the first time. The day aims to promote and maintain world peace, as well as a 24-hour worldwide ceasefire and non-violence for combatants.
International Day of Peace 2022: Significance
International Day of Peace honors the potential of international cooperation to create a world that is both peaceful and sustainable.
This is more important than ever as we face unimaginable problems. There are new forces of isolation which promote bigotry and hatred. Terrorism encourages violence, and violent extremism aims to corrupt the minds of the influential and youth. Natural disasters caused by climate change are making already vulnerable regions of the world even more vulnerable, increasing forced migration and increasing the potential for violence.
No nation can remove the steep and complex obstacles to peace on its own. Achieving this requires new types of cooperation and solidarity, and they must begin as soon as possible.
International Day of Peace 2022: Theme
The theme of the year 2022 is “End Racism, Create Peace”. The United Nations is working together to create a world devoid of racism and racial prejudice. A society where empathy and compassion prevail over prejudice and hostility.
The United Nations Associations donated the Peace Bell, which became a symbol of World Peace Day in 1954. The bell is traditionally rung on the first day of spring, on the vernal equinox, and on September 21 to celebrate International Day of Peace. twice a year. Others, including delegates, the Pope, and youth from more than 60 different countries, donated coins and medals for use in the casting of the bell. Hanamido, a small temple decorated with flowers that represents the birthplace of Buddha, served as the inspiration for the bell tower.