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International Day of Peace

As you may know, today, September 21st, is the United Nations International Day of Peace. First celebrated in 1981, this Day of Peace is celebrated to remind all of us, who may or may not be personally touched by armed conflict, the importance of a peaceful life for all of humanity. Recognized by countries all over the world, this day implores us to explore our efforts at peaceful living. World peace begins in our own neighborhoods. We can express our respect for human dignity and honor the rights and privileges of our fellow in our everyday life.

The International Committee of the Red Cross is dedicated to reducing the devastation caused by armed conflict. Through refugee relief, reduction of biological weaponry and protection for noncombatants, the ICRC is making great strides to minimize the effects of war and re-establish peace for war-torn areas.

How can we create a more peaceful life, both for ourselves, and for others?

How can we promote peace?

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