Monday, September 21, 2009

maybe it could change the world...

Today, 21 September, is the International Day of Peace, which was first celebrated in September 1982 after having been established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the United Nations General Assembly in that year. You can learn more about the International Day of Peace at the following link:

International Day of Peace website

Even though it has been in existence since 1981, I heard about the International Day of Peace for the first time only three years ago. I think the existence of this special day has not been very well advertised, so that many people still don't know about it, which is why I am writing about it here. Spread the word to your friends and family members about the International Day of Peace so that everyone knows about this day, and will think about world peace on this day!

I think that the International Day of Peace should be declared a public holiday in every nation of the world. Since it would be non-denominational, it ought to be acceptable to every nation as a new holiday. I think it would be wonderful if everybody, everywhere could have a break from their normal routine on the International Day of Peace. I think this would have the effect of bringing peace into the minds of everyone in the world, all together, on one day, and maybe it could change the world!


Allan said...

You are obviously caring and concerned. Nonetheless my response must be one of cynicism.

Every Christmas season we hear "Peace on earth, good will towards men." (Women kind of get short changed here.) By December 26, all is forgotten, and the killing continues (if it ever paused).

Peace day, international or otherwise, will gain traction only when systems of human government radically change. Alas, that will not happen in my life time.


marain said...

Alas, you are probably right, but I like to dream.