Audience versions of this page: FamilyOn September 21, 1982, the United Nations first recognized the International Day of Peace. Today, the UN, nonprofit organizations, and businesses around the world honor the International Day of Peace.The International Day of Peace begins with the UN Secretary-General ringing the Peace Bell at UN Headquarters in New York City, New York. At noon in every time zone, a moment of silence is observed. In 2014, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged everyone to “stand in solidarity with the civilians killed by terrorism and war, the traumatized families whose homes and futures lie in ruins, the countries whose development has been set back by decades. History has shown that, no matter how fierce, conflict can end, peace can prevail and reconciliation can triumph.”Every year, the International Day of Peace has a new theme. In 2017, the theme is "Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All." In 2014, it was “The Right of Peoples to Peace.” In 2013, the theme was “Education for Peace.” In 2010, the theme was “Youth for Peace and Development.”
Term Part of Speech Definition Encyclopedic Entry business Noun
sale of goods and services, or a place where such sales take place.
person who is not in the military.
a disagreement or fight, usually over ideas or procedures.
construction or preparation of land for housing, industry, or agriculture.
to inspire or support a person or idea.
day or other period of time set to celebrate or commemorate an event, usually with a series of parties, ceremonies, or observances.
wild or savage.
place where an organization or project is chiefly located.
to highly respect or recognize as superior.
nonprofit organization Noun
business that uses surplus funds to pursue its goals, not to make money.
to succeed or prove superior.
to identify or acknowledge.
process of accepting or no longer being opposed to something.
specific freedom or opportunity granted to an individual or organization based on the law.
union between people or groups with similar goals and responsibilities.
use of violence and threats of violence to influence political decisions.
time zone Noun
one of Earth's 24 divisions distinct by one hour, roughly 15 degrees of longitude.
injury resulting from an outside force, such as a gunshot wound.
to win or be successful.
United Nations Noun
international organization that works for peace, security and cooperation.
large-scale armed conflict.