THE THEME FOR 2017 IS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
“TOGETHER FOR PEACE: RESPECT,
SAFETY & DIGNITY FOR ALL”
Each year, the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The General Assembly of the United Nations declared this a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
The 2017 theme honors the spirit of “TOGETHER”, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes and those leaving in search of a better life. “TOGETHER” unites the organizations of the United Nations System, the 193 Member States of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants. It was initiated during the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016.
Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope.
This year, the International Day of Peace focuses on engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. Its messages are shared with communities hosting refugees and migrants, as well as people concerned that refugees and migrants may bring physical and economic insecurity to their lives.