International Day of Peace September 21

peaceday“It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.”

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
100-day countdown message to the International Day of Peace

Join us in observing the International Day of Peace

Sponsored by An-Lac Temple, Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions  and Insight Meditation of Ventura

Saturday, September 21 at 6:00 p.m.

at the peace pole at Plaza Park, Ventura

Santa Clara St., across from the Post Office, downtown Ventura

International Day of Peace Robin croppedFor more information, please contact Robin Lerner at or call 805-794-2416.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67PDF document of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September. The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982.

In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282PDF document, which established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire.

The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

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