United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon has released his message for the 2012 International Day of Peace. Enjoy
The International Day of Peace was established by a unanimous resolution of the United Nations in 1981 as a day that "shall be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of Peace both within and among all nations and peoples." This year's theme for the International Day of Peace is "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future." This year thousands of organizations and hundreds of millions of people worldwide will take part in the largest global observance of the UN International Day of Peace ever held on or around September 21st.
Nations and governing bodies the world over are joining the call for Peace through a range of activities including ceasefires, proclamations, and pledges for humanitarian aid. Educational institutions use this occasion as an opportunity to teach Peace and nonviolence and to organize community service programs. Nongovernmental organizations promote their year-round efforts on human rights, the environment, poverty, health care, disarmament or international cooperation, creating long-term impact beyond the annual observance. Religious and spiritual groups hold interfaith dialogues, meditations and prayers for Peace. Many people simply take a Minute of Silence - Moment of Peace at 12:00 noon on September 21st in a "Peace Wave" in all time zones across the planet.