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Current Affairs: World Peace Day Observed September 21, 2016

International Day of Peace observed around the world on 21 September

International Day of Peace observed around the world on 21 September, It Aims to end Poverty, Protect the planet, and ensure Prosperity for all. 

The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” 

International Day of Peace

  • Every year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September, as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people. 
  • The 17 Sustainable Development Goals were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at an historic summit of the world’s leaders in New York in September 2015. 
  • The new ambitious 2030 agenda calls on countries to begin efforts to achieve these goals over the next 15 years. It aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. 

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