2021 Theme for International Day of Peace: Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Then, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.
On the United Nation's webpage, they released a statement detailing the meaning of this years theme:
"The pandemic has been accompanied by a surge in stigma, discrimination, and hatred, which only cost more lives instead of saving them: the virus attacks all without caring about where we are from or what we believe in. Confronting this common enemy of humankind, we must be reminded that we are not each other’s enemy. To be able to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, we must make peace with one another.
And we must make peace with nature. Despite the travel restrictions and economic shutdowns, climate change is not on pause. What we need is a green and sustainable global economy that produces jobs, reduces emissions, and builds resilience to climate impacts."