World Peace Day is September 21

Watch the full film The Day After Peace below.

The International Day of Peace
is sometimes called World Peace Day.
It is celebrated on September 21 every year.

This special day is dedicated to world peace.

The UN* General Assembly started
the International Day of Peace in 1981.

“On this day, in the lead-up to the Day of Peace,
I am asking all partners to lend their voices
to this call for a laying down of arms,
and to work non-stop
in the days to come to bring about
a 24-hour cease-fire on September 21st,”
says Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Mr. Ban is the eighth Secretary-General of the UN.

*UN means United Nations