International Peace Day 2015
As conflicts continue to rage in Ukraine, Syria and locations around Asia, Africa and South America, International Peace Day is perhaps a timely reminder of the alternatives that exist to violence. The day, which falls on Sept. 21 each year, was first observed in 1982 after a resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly.
The 2015 theme is “Partnerships for Peace — Dignity for All,” according to the United Nations website, which notes the theme highlights the importance of all segments of society to work together and strive for peace. Details