Link students and staff celebrated the UN International Day of Peace on Tuesday, September 21 by completing Student Actions focused on Peace, creating windmills and sending wishes for Peace around the globe. Link students also took to the outdoors to spell out the word PEACE. The NewCity.Patch.com was on hand again and snapped a few pictures. For the full story click here.
According to the UN’s website, the International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by resolution 36/67 of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, which was held annually on the third Tuesday of September.
The first Peace Day was observed in September 1982. In 2001, the General Assembly by unanimous vote adopted resolution 55/282, which established 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease-fire. The UN invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.