The International Day of Peace, commonly called as Peace Day was introduced by the United Nations Resolutions in 1981. Initially, the Peace Day was celebrated in the year 1982 and was organized on the third Tuesday of September each and every year till the year 2002, when 21st September became the regular date for the Peace Day. The Assembly made a decision in 2001 that the Peace Day should have been observed annually on 21st September from the year 2002. By fixing a certain date for that day, the Assembly declared that the Day should be observed as of global cease-fire and non-violence.
The symbol of flying dove is basically interlinked with the International Day of Peace. In Islam, Christianity, and Judaism a white dove is devoted to a sign for peace. The dove also represents "hope for peace" or a peace posing from one person to another.
Each year, thousands of students take participation on that occasion at the United Nations, who are also called Messengers of Peace. This day has been nominated as peace day in order to strengthening the peaceful relations between nations and their masses. The theme of the Day for year 2016 was The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace. As a convention, the Secretary-General of the U.N celebrates the Day in the Peace Garden at United Nations Headquarters by ringing the Peace Bell and observing silence of a minute. On Peace Day, people all corners of the world take part in various events and form events mainly on the theme of Peace. Events differ from private get-together to public shows and forums involving large viewers.
By organizing the International Day of Peace, the U.N dedicated itself to world-wide peace and stimulated the masses to work with each other for this goal. Since its foundation, Peace Day has manifested personal and universal progress toward peace. It has developed to include millions of people globally and many occasions are organized each year to celebrate this.