International Day of Peace is observed on 21 September
United Nations International Day of Peace is observed on September
The theme of International Day of Peace 2019 is Climate Action for
The theme focuses on the need of combating climate change as a way
to protect and promote peace throughout the world.
The climate change causes
clear threats to international peace and security.
Due to natural disasters
millions of people are forced to leave their homes and seek safety.
security is hampering by the salinization of water and crops.
International Day of Peace: Brief History
The International Day of Peace established by the UN resolution on
1981 and first time celebrated in 1982. It was celebrated on the third
Tuesday of September each year.
The main focus of declaring 21 September day as
International Day of Peace is to encourage people to work in cooperation and to
maintain worldwide peace.
In 2015, the United Nations member States adopted the 17
Sustainable Development Goals because it was understood that to obtain
worldwide peace it is necessary to focus on the economic and social development
for all people everywhere and to ensure that their rights were protected.
various issues are covered in the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty,
health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy,
environment and social justice.
The Sustainable Development Goal 13 focuses on Climate Action,
need for immediate call to all to lower greenhouse gas emissions, to build resilience
and improve education on climate change.
There is a need to encourage people
about the use of renewable energy, clean technologies.
Every year UN International Day of Peace is celebrated to
encourage people about worldwide peace which can be achieved by focusing on and
understanding the factors of climate change.