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International Day of Peace

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Today the International Day of Peace is being observed around the world.

“I call on all warring parties to lay down their weapons and observe a global ceasefire. To them I say: stop the killings and the destruction, and create space for lasting peace.”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

The International Day of Peace was declared by resolution 36/37 of the United Nations General Assembly in 1981. It’s a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Then in 2001 the General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish today as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.

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