When I think of the term “World Peace,” my mind immediately goes to the movie Miss Congeniality, where women in beauty pageants are stereotyped for answering every societal problem question with the solution of World Peace. Now, the bit on poking fun at the notion of world peace and it being the answer of every woman is funny, but world peace is actually very important and a topic many people feel strongly about. Which is why we have a whole day dedicated to it—the International Day of Peace.
The UN’s website offers even more information about this day. “Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.”
Sometimes we overlook or tend to forget that in other areas of the world, they are not at peace like we are here in the U.S. They are in a constant state of strife, whereas we are not so much. So take this day to think about peace, and do your part in helping bring awareness to it by hosting an event, talking about this issue, or just attending one of the hundreds of events planned around the world to support this day.
To learn more about this day, please visit these sources either online or in the HJF Learning Center:
International Day of Peace Official Webpage
UN Webpage for International Day of Peace
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