International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is also known as the World Peace Day. It is observed by all UN Member States on September 21 each year.

The day is dedicated to World Peace, specifically the absence of war and violence. To inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan , as “a reminder of the human cost of war”; the inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace”.

Africa countries have seen so much violence before and after their independence. African Youth can be great agents to reduce war sustainability. Let us build bridges of friendship and learn to treat ourselves as one.

Join your voice today and say #NoToViolence and #YesToPeace!