International Day of Peace

Equity for Children thanks you for recognizing and taking action on September 21, International Day of Peace. Since 1981, the day has fostered peace and stability in the world by raising public awareness and mobilizing change. This year, International Day of Peace’s theme is “Climate Action for Peace”, geared toward shining a spotlight on achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 and its important role in fostering peace.


Climate change is a major contributor to international tensions. Escalating resource competition and natural disasters displace people from their homes and communities at an alarming rate. Achieving sustained peace on a global scale mandates focused action about climate change. And youth participation in climate action plays a crucial role in determining the future that young people today, and those to come, will face. Young advocates have an opportunity and responsibility to play key roles in shaping that future for the better. Yesterday, the work practiced by youth towards sustainable development through climate action worldwide was showcased at the International Day of Peace Student Observance, during which youth shared their ongoing advocacy and project work.


Everyone, and particularly youth, must learn how to take conscious action through personal choices that mitigate our environmental impact. Today, the United Nations encourages everyone to share ideas and actions about more sustainable lifestyles and that boost public awareness through #PeaceDay and #ClimateAction.

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