To most of us, UN Week, which is currently in session (September 16-24) only means worse traffic than usual but International Day of Peace, held around the world this Sunday, September 21, is here to remind us what all these people from around the globe are here working towards. To mark the 30th anniversary of the General Assembly Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, the 2014 celebration is going back to its roots with the simple theme of “The Right of Peoples to Peace.”
Multiple celebrations throughout New York City mark the day, including an International Day of Peace Picnic featuring music and banner making in Queens Park, and a Peace Festival featuring yoga, meditation, and a potluck party at the Bowery Ballroom. See the full list of events HERE. And if you don’t get a chance to join an organized event, organizers invite you to share in the spirit of unity with a moment of silence at noon on September 21, and to share your thoughts on social media using the hashtag #PeaceDay.