United Nations Themes 2014: The Right of Peoples to Peace 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.
The theme for 2014 was "The Right of Peoples to Peace," marking the 30th anniversary of the UN General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace. This anniversary offered 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.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Message on the International Day of Peace 2014 [English | French] UPF's Statement on the International Day of Peace 2014 [English]