UN International Day of Peace 2008

The UN's theme for the International Day of Peace in 2008 was "Human Rights and Peacekeeping." For a PowerPoint overview of UPF observances, click here.

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The United Nations International Day of Peace — marked every year on September 21 — is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations, and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace. Established by U.N. resolution in 1982, the International Day of Peace has grown to include millions of people around the world who participate in all kinds of events, large and small.

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