Date(s) - 21/09/2023
On 21 September 2023, the theme for International Day of Peace will be
Actions for peace: Our ambition for the #GlobalGoals
This is a call to action that recognizes our individual and collective responsibility to foster peace. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said,
“Peace is needed today more than ever. War and conflict are unleashing devastation, poverty, and hunger, and driving tens of millions of people from their homes. Climate chaos is all around. And even peaceful countries are gripped by gaping inequalities and political polarization.”
To create more peaceful, just, and inclusive societies, free from fear and violence, requires the buy-in and contribution of a wide range of people including the world’s young people. The UN invites you to join its call to take action for peace: fight inequality, drive action on climate change, and promote and protect human rights.
2023 is also the 75th anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide. International Day of Peace 2023 encourages all youth to be ambitious in their engagement as positive and constructive social agents, to join the movement to reach the Sustainable Development Goals and contribute to building sustainable peace.
Together we can help to lead our world towards a greener, more equitable, just, and secure future for all.