In 1981, the UN General Assembly declared an International Day of Peace.

International Day of Peace

"Imagine all the people living life in peace." John Lennon

This coincided with the opening of the UN assembly. The day calls on all nations to observe a day of ceasefire and nonviolence worldwide. The aim is to make people honour a cessation of war and hostility.

“Peace cannot be kept by force, it can only be achieved by understanding.” Albert Einstein