International Year Of Peace

Joan Agie
Feb 08, 2024 By Joan Agie
Originally Published on Dec 20, 2023
International Year Of Peace is about promoting peace and hope globally.
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Where is the International Year Of Peace observed?

2021 and 1986, have been observed as International Year of Peace worldwide for nations and member states of the United Nations.

Who is the International Year Of Peace observed by?

Citizens of the civil society and the member states of the United Nations show support to the International Year of Peace.  

When did the International Year Of Peace first start?

The International Year Of Peace started in 1986.

Who started the International Year Of Peace?

The United Nations General Assembly initiated the International Years of Peace.

History And Timeline

The United Nations first recognized 1986 as the International Year of Peace. 2021 was also labeled as the International Year of Peace and Trust by the United Nations to promote human rights and mutual understanding under the United Nations System.

World Day of Peace

World Day of Peace was celebrated for the first time.

1967

Baha’ i Faith letter of goals

In 1985 January, Baha’i Faith, which was the Universal House of Justice’s head institution, sent a letter with a few goals for the International Year of Peace.

1985

International Year of Peace

The Red Cross recognized 1986 as the International Year of Peace, which was addressed by the UN.

1986

Hope is Required

The sub-theme for World Day of Peace 2020 was 'hope,' as a tribute to those impacted by COVID-19.

2020

International Year of Peace and Trust

The UN listed 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust. 

2021

Traditions And Customs

To rebuild and give hope to societies that have seen the dark face of wars and hardships, the United Nations made the year into International Peace Day to achieve peace amidst the diversity and chaos places have gone through in the past.

To bring law and order and harmony among different countries and people, to concord cooperation and sustainable peace, and for the development of amity between rival states or countries to live in peace and trust.

Ways To Observe International Year Of Peace

The main purpose of the United Nations itself was to unite with different countries and to bring a stop to wars and disputes which only cost life and damage and nothing else good to anybody. As a peacemaking and decision-making organization, United Nations wants the International Year of Peace to be celebrated peacefully.

Facts And Stats

  • Various music concerts were organized in Hong Kong and China in 1986, where this song was played.
  • FIFA World Cup advertisements of 1986, had the logo of the International Year of Peace in them.
  • The International Year of Peace is celebrated by most countries across the world.

What will 2021 be the International Year of?

In the list of United Nations system of international years, 2021 has received the titles of International Year of Peace and Trust, International Year of the Creative Economy for Sustainable Development, International Year for the Elimination of Child Labor, and International Year of Fruits and Vegetables.

Why is 1986 the International Year of Peace?

The goal proposed by the Red Cross in the 25th conference, in 1986, was to attain peace. 

When was the International Year of Peace?

According to the UN list of years, the title of International Year of Peace was given to 1986, and the International Year of Peace and Trust was given to 2021. 

Is 2021 the year of Peace and Security?

2021 is the International Year of Peace and Trust.

What year is the Year of Peace and Security?

The UN declared 2021 as the International Year of Peace and Trust. 

What is the importance of the International Year of Peace?

International Year of Peace is recognized to alleviate the suffering of humans, promote lasting peace without any wars, protect life and health, and show international co-operation. 

How do people follow the International Year of Peace?

People follow by showing peace and kindness to everyone regardless of ethnicity, religion, or culture.

When Is This Day Celebrated

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Written by Joan Agie

Bachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

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Joan AgieBachelor of Science specializing in Human Anatomy

With 3+ years of research and content writing experience across several niches, especially on education, technology, and business topics. Joan holds a Bachelor’s degree in Human Anatomy from the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Nigeria, and has worked as a researcher and writer for organizations across Nigeria, the US, the UK, and Germany. Joan enjoys meditation, watching movies, and learning new languages in her free time.

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