International Day of Peace

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The day of the opening session of the United Nations General Assembly, and a day proclaimed by the U.N. to promote the ideals of peace. The first official observance of the day was in September 1982.
At the United Nations the day is marked with a special message by the secretary-general, who then rings the Japanese Peace Bell and invites people throughout the world to reflect on the meaning of peace.
Special events are organized in various countries, and in the United States the mayors of a number of cities issue proclamations for the day.
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