United Nations Themes 2013: Education for Peace 2012: Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future 2011: Peace and Democracy: Make Your Voice Heard 2010: Youth and Development 2009: Disarmament and Non-proliferation 2008: Human Rights and Peacekeeping 2007: Peace Is the United Nations' Highest Calling
Each year on September 21, the UN invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities and commemorate the International Day of Peace through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. In the quest for peace, UPF and its Ambassadors for Peace around the world organize commemorations of the International Day of Peace each year.
Theme for 2013: "Education for Peace"
"It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies," UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in a message about the International Day of Peace.