The United Nations General Assembly declared, in a resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica, the International Day of Peace, to be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace. The date initially chosen was the regular opening day of the annual sessions of the General Assembly, the third Tuesday of September. (This was changed in 2001 to the current annual celebration on 21 September each year.
In 2001 the opening day of the General Assembly was scheduled for 11 September, and Secretary General Kofi Annan drafted a message recognizing the observance of International Peace Day on 12 September. That year the day was changed from the third Tuesday to specifically the twenty-first day of September, to take effect in 2002.
A new resolution was passed by the General Assembly, sponsored by the United Kingdom (giving credit to Peace One Day) and Costa Rica (the original sponsors of the day), to give the International Day of Peace a fixed calendar date, 21 September, and declare it also as a day of global ceasefire and non-violence.
In conflict areas worldwide local people are building peace…
Stopping violence, saving lives, healing shattered communities begins at home.
Together we can make this happen.
In the world’s most difficult and dangerous conflicts, local peace builders are making a real difference. Every day they risk their lives to build peace and prevent conflict in the places where it starts – locally.
September 21, 2014
A Celebration of Women™ will be hosting in Toronto, Canada
The GLOBAL WOMEN’S PEACE SUMMIT 2014
Local people have the power to find their own solutions to conflict – and to build their own better futures, starting at home with our children. This gathering for peace will celebrate the positive growth our world is seeing through the efforts of women and girls that are Taking Action for PEACE.
We will enjoy celebrated speakers, and a Special viewing of last year’s celebrated film: Girl Rising in honor of all our female youth that are starting young, creating positive change and forging new trails for a better world, a better future.
This day will also offer to you the chance to meet our celebrated businesswomen that have supported our cause through hosting and showcasing their crafts, products and services by sponsoring our events ~ Women Empowering Women is our mission, and leading our girls to Take Action in their youth is our goal.
A Celebration of Women™ is the first and only global advocacy organization where Women Leaders are being ‘celebrated’ for spearheading positive philanthropic action collectively on one central stage, the world hub.
A global transformation of the women’s movement has begun; and we are on track celebrating each step made closer to gender equality through our global central platform we affectionately have dubbed The World Hub for Women Leaders that Care. Celebrating Positive Action created through the Three C’s of True Leadership: “Caring, Compassion & Courage”.
Through the creation of our global Alumni of WOMEN of ACTION™, our advocacy, recognition, and celebration of these positive changes in the lives on this planet created by our members, we have become the first central global platform for all women leaders and their followers.
Our WOMEN of ACTION™ are trailblazers in this millennium. Pioneering the new woman’s movement, a new paradigm of thinking that only through female leadership and the achievement of “Equality of Women among Women” will our world ever see a sustainable socioeconomic equality for any woman.
True to its advocacy mandate, A Celebration of Women™ is the only world hub for all women’s philanthropic groups to celebrate their founders, members, associates and those ‘paying forward‘ in a global effort to collaborate in our mission, vision and Take Action to help us achieve our collective goals.