September 21, 2016 is International Day of Peace established by the United Nations in 1981 as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” For the text of the U.N. Resolution, CLICK HERE.
Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly augmented the original resolution in 2001, fixing the date on 21 September. For the text of this second unanimous UN resolution, CLICK HERE.
Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.
This year’s theme – the Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace – highlights how ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring broadly shared prosperity all contribute to global harmony.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at an historic summit in September 2015. They are universal, applying to all countries. And they are integral to achieving peace.
Locally, Center for Spiritual Living at 1905 Hartnell Ave., Redding CA is having a gathering at 7 p.m. on Sept. 21st to pray for peace in every country of the world.