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International Day of Peace


On September 21 is celebrated around the world, the International Day of Peace. The word PEACE it is derived from the Latin Pax, Absentia Belli, and is defined, in a general way, and by different dictionaries, as a state of tranquility, calm, or stillness, as well as an absence of disturbances or agitation.

Likewise, the word PEACE is often used to refer also to the absence of war or violence.

However, peace can and is defined in different ways, in various contexts: economic, political, social, religious, etc. Regardless of its meaning, peace is a state that we all desire and seek, and a very necessary condition in the education of our children.

The International Day of Peace was originally established in 1981 in a resolution 37/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with the opening of its session each September. It was in 2001 when the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) declared that September 21 will be an oriented date to celebrate and observe peace.

A day dedicated to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace in every nation and every people. Likewise, the UN letter calls - to practice tolerance and to live together in peace as good neighbors - as well as - to join forces to maintain international peace and security. He also stressed that this day will be observed - as a day of ceasefire and non-violence worldwide.

This year, in keeping with the tradition of other years, United Nations offices, governmental and non-governmental organizations, civil society and religious groups plan to hold numerous educational, public awareness, and observation activities around the world for promote the ideals of peace and non-violence, worldwide.

The UN invites all nations and peoples to comply with a cessation of hostilities throughout that Day and to also celebrate it by educating and sensitizing people on all issues related to peace.

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