International Day of Peace 2022
24 September 2022
Seoul, Republic of Korea
"End Racism. Build Peace."
The Korean Organizing Committee for UN International Day of Peace (KOCUN-IDP)
The United Nations Student Associaton of Republic of Korea (UNSA)
The Korea UNESCO Student Association (KUSA)
The United Nations Academic Impact ASPIRE Korea (UNAI ASPIRE)
International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the General Assembly of the United Nations. Two decades later, in 2001,the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.
The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day,
and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
2022 Theme: End Racism. Build Peace.
As conflicts continue to erupt across the globe, causing people to flee, we have seen race-based discrimination at borders. As COVID-19 keeps attacking our communities, we have seen how certain racial groups have been hit much harder than others. As economies suffer, we have seen hate speech and violence directed at racial minorities.
The 2022 theme for the International Day of Peace is “End racism. Build peace.” We invite you to join the efforts of the United Nations as we work towards a world free of racism and racial discrimination. A world where compassion and empathy overcome suspicion and hatred. A world that we can truly be proud of.