The date of 21 September has been announced as the International Day of Peace by a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 21 September. "This is a day for worldwide ceasefire and non-violence to be observed in many countries around the world. I call on all countries and conflicting parties to uphold a 24-hour cessation of hostilities, said the statement by Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary-General, spread on 21 September says, РБК reports.
The Secretary-General has called on the staff at Headquarters and people all over the world to observe a one-minute silence at noon, local time, in the name of peace. The General Assembly called for people around the world to use the Day of Peace as an opportunity to promote peaceful resolutions and to observe a cessation of hostilities during the day.