International Day of Peace Activities

International Day of Peace Activities
Posted on 10/02/2023
Each year the International Day of Peace is (IDP) observed around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

This year’s theme was Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals.  It is a call to action that recognizes individual and collective responsibility to foster peace. Fostering peace contributes to the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will create a culture of peace for all. 2023 is also the 75th anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide. IDP 2023 encourages all youth to be ambitious in their engagement as positive and constructive social agents, to join the movement to reach the SDGs and contribute to building sustainable peace.

students parade around school students carry peace dover students listen to speaker
(Above) At Edgemont Montessori students and staff celebrated International Day of Peace with their annual Peace Parade around the school with Edgemont's Peace Dove. 

peace poster students gather students pose
students sign banner students painting  students chalk sidewalk
(Above) Montclair High School’s Center for Social Justice (CSJ) planned and participated in observing the International Day of Peace. Students recognized this day by learning its history and signing a pledge. 
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