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21st September - International Day of Peace

On 21st September, teachers and education workers will join with United Nations offices, governmental and non-governmental agencies, civil society and religious groups to promote the ideals of peace and non-violence on International Day of Peace.

The International Day of Peace provides an opportunity for individuals, organisations and nations to create practical acts of Peace on a shared date. Established by a United Nations resolution in 1981, the International Day of Peace was first celebrated September 1982. It now helps highlight the Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World, 2001 to 2010. Many schools across the world will observe a one minute silence at 12.00 on the day. In the UK, EI affiliate the NASUWT, along with the charity Youth Music are leading the celebrations. Schools, choirs and singing groups will sing a song entitled ‘No Wars Will Stop Us Singing’ composed especially for the event. For more information about the International Day of Peace, and to get involved, please visit the website at www.internationaldayofpeace.org

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