September 21, 1982

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September 21, 1982

Day of Peace celebrated for first time 38 years ago.

It was a Tuesday.

That day saw the celebration of the first International Day of Peace.

The introduction of the event had been decided in 1981 by the General Assembly of the United Nations, with the promotion of peace forming part of its main goals.

The date was initially chosen because it corresponded to the opening day of the annual sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations – the third Tuesday in September.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on September 21. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire

Collectible items connected with this event:

France Medal

Les Nations Unies, La Paix, 1972, MS(63), Silver

France 2 Euro

La Paix en Europe, 2015, BE, MS(65-70), Bi-Metallic

Switzerland Medal

Genève, Colombe, Paix, Galtié, MS(63), Bronze

Painting at the top:

“Easter cards with ornamental decoration”, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art (1881) (public domain)

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