United Nations Themes 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, the Universal Peace Federation and its Ambassadors for Peace around the world organize commemorations of the International Day of Peace each year.
In 2012 UPF chapters in 33 nations organized programs ranging from academic forums to interreligious ceremonies to poetry contests. They engaged youth in promoting a culture of peace through service, sports, music, dance, crafts, and public information campaigns.