Secretary-General António Guterres ringing the Peace Bell at UN Headquarters in observance of the International Day of Peace in 2019.

2021 Events

International Day of Peace Youth Observance

Friday, 17 September 2021, 10:00-11:30 a.m. EDT

A youth observance for the 2021 International Day of Peace will take place online on 17 September 2021 at 10:00 -11:30 a.m. EDT, with the participation of UN Secretary-General António Guterres, Messengers of Peace and students from around the world.


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Peace Bell Ceremony

Friday, 17 September 2021, 3:00-3:30 p.m. EDT

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres and the President of the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly Abdulla Shahid will celebrate the International Day of Peace (21 September) in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing a minute of silence. The Ceremony will also be participated by H.E. Mr. Ishikane Kimihiro, Permanent Representative of Japan.

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