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In 2009, the United States Senate passed a resolution in support of the goals and ideals observed on Peace Day and encouraged all Americans to observe Peace Day with appropriate programs, ceremonies and educational activities in order to raise awareness of the need for peaceful resolution of conflicts of all kinds.

For the U.S. Senate Resolution in support of Peace Day, CLICK HERE.




In November 1981, Peace Day was adopted unanimously through a United Nations Resolution. The Resolution stated that the day should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples. For the text of the unanimous resolution, CLICK HERE

Avon Mattison, founder of Pathways to Peace, Co-creator of the 1981 United Nations Resolution.


In 2001, a second Peace Day resolution was introduced through the efforts of Jeremy Gilley, founder of the UK based nonprofit Peace One Day

This second resolution had great significance, because it established September 21 as a specific day to celebrate Peace Day each year.


The resolution further stated that September 21 should be observed as a day of global ceasefire and nonviolence and an invitation to all nations and people to honor a "cessation of hostilities for the duration of the day." For the text of this second, unanimous resolution, CLICK HERE.

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