is more than the absence of war. It is a state of being in balance and harmony.
Peace is about how we handle problems and how we get along with others. Peace
is about community--about encouraging and helping each other to live better, more
fulfilling lives. Most of all, peace is about respect -- respect for ourselves,
each other, and the planet we share.
is an ongoing process that requires our constant attention, but we begin to make
our lives more peaceful the moment we decide to try to be peacemakers. When we
convince the world to make working for a more peaceful, just and sustainable world
our priority, we will create a culture of peace, and living peacefully will become
the most natural way to live.
International Day of Peace, also known as Peace Day, is a celebration of
our shared wish for a better world. It is an opportunity to look at the things
that have been done over the year to help create a more peaceful, just and sustainable
world, and to note the things that still need to be done. It's a time to rededicate
our commitment to a more peaceful planet.
Day is also an opportunity to spread hope for our wish to live in a world without
war. All of the nations of the world agreed to the United Nations' call to
create a global ceasefire on Peace Day. You can help create humanity's first
day of peace. If we can live in peace for one day, we can learn to work together
to create a peaceful world, one day at a time.