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The Most Heartwarming Ad Google Ever Created Goes Viral

A viral video in India and Pakistan suggests that the hope for peace and friendship lives on.

International Peace Conference for Syria

For the first time since the Syrian conflict began, the Syrian Government and opposition forces will meet to negotiate peace.

Nelson Mandela: Honoring His Legacy

The resolve, restraint, and forgiveness shown by Nelson Mandela on the day of his inauguration were emblematic of his character and of his legacy.

International Day for Peace/ World Peace Day

World Peace Day, also known as the International Day of Peace, was first observed at the United Nations headquarters on September 21, 1982 following the unanimous passage by the UN Assembly of resolution 36/67PDF document intended "to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States, as well as of the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of Peace and to giving positive evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways."

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

 

The first UN Peacekeeping mission was established on May 29th, 1948. The UN Truce Supervision Organization was created on that date to assist and maintain a ceasefire between Israel and Arab League forces.   

 

Through various partnerships (UN Security Council, Member States, host countries, etc.),

Global Day of Action on Military Spending

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once famously said, "A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on programs of social uplift is approaching spiritual death." As the United States faces dramatic budget cuts due to the sequestration, it is important to point out that military spending in the United States accounts 56 percent of the world's total military expenditures, surging to US $1.74 trillion in 2011, which is more than the military budgets of the next 20 countries in the world combined.

World Interfaith Harmony Week

Interfaith Harmony Week seeks to encourage acceptance and foster peaceful dialogue between people of different faiths, as well as those without a religious affiliation.