International day of Peace

International_day_of_peaceI love that each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on the 21st of  September, which also happens to be my son’s birthday. This day should be devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and all people.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is the “Right of Peoples to Peace”. This anniversary offers a unique opportunity to reaffirm the United Nations commitment to the purposes and principles upon which the Organization was founded. The Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace recognizes that the promotion of peace is vital for the full enjoyment of all human rights.

Here are a couple of special links for you to share with children about peace. is site devoted to raising awareness of social issues specifically for children. This heart warming resource will help your children understand how they can make a difference in their communities and the world. It contains a calendar with over 60 opportunities for them to take action, online books and an online a-z list of  more than 100 “Better World” hero’s, such as: Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Mother Theresa, complete with the hero’s bio, quotes, links and coloring pages.



PBSkids has a fantastic list of  books to read with your children, here’s a sample:


It all starts at home, raise social awareness within your children and you’ll help them understand that they can make a difference.


4 thoughts on “International day of Peace

  1. My daughter’s birthday is on December 21st, the shortest day of the year/winter solstice, an auspicious day to be born. Thanks for the info on the International Day of Peace. I wasn’t aware of it. And happy birthday to your son.

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    1. Thank you Zero-Waste Chef and thank for the birthday wishes for my son. He is in heaven now but having Peace day the same day as his birthday is so fitting. It reminds me to find peace within as well.


      1. I’m so sorry for your loss.

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