United Nations International Day of Peace
Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, commemorates Day of Peace
Today is the United Nations International Day of Peace.
Established by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly, The UN International Day of Peace has taken place on 21 September since the first Day of Peace in 1982. It is celebrated all around the world.
On this day, all peoples are invited to be outwardly peaceful, to cease hostilities against one another and hold ceasefires. The meaning of the Day of Peace is also the inward cultivation of peace, expressed through education and public awareness.
To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”. The Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace recognizes that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.
In accordance with his vision of peace, Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, gave a special message today to mark the UN International Day of Peace.