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Draft UN Resolution for International Day of Peace - Launching the International Day of Peace as a National Holiday

Recalling the United Nation’s Resolution 36/67 on the 30th of November 1981 which established the International Day of Peace on the third Tuesday of September, the date of the opening day of the General Assembly, which resolution took effect in September of 1982.

Further recalling, the United Nation’s Resolution 55/282 on the 28th of November 2001 which designated that September 21st of each year would be recognized as the International Day of Peace.

Noting, 21 of September 2013 an estimated number of five million people celebrated the International Day of Peace.

Congratulating and honoring, the President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Carazo Odio, for prosing the International Day of Peace in 1981 to the United Nations General Assembly.

Declares, that all member states of the United Nations should approve national legislation making September 21st the International Day of Peace a national holiday so that the world can dedicate this day to the goal of international peace.


Drafted by Ambassador John McDonald (ret).   Any government which supports this idea can make it their own resolution, especially if they introduce it to the United Nations General Assembly.  You too are encouraged to take whatever steps you think will help the adoption of this draft resolution.

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