International Peace Day: Take this quiz to test your awareness of global peace efforts and their importance
Nations across the world are observing 21 September as the International Peace Day, a day 'devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples'
Since 1982, the United Nations has been celebrating International Peace Day every year as a day "devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples". This year, nations across the world are observing 21 September as the International Peace Day, in order to remind each other and their governments of the importance of peace in the ever-changing multicultural world. The theme for the first International Peace Day was the right to peace of people.
This year, the UN has returned to the theme championing human rights. Take this Firstpost quiz to find out how well aware you are of the various peace efforts around the world and some of the momentous events surrounding the International Peace Day.
UN humanitarian chief Martin Griffith said the humanitarian delegation told the Taliban that if they weren't going to rescind the edict 'then we must expand these exceptions to cover all the aspects of humanitarian action'
The agency, which counts nearly 30,000 staff -- most of them Palestinian refugees -- runs more than 700 schools that offer education to half a million children, and provides health, sanitation and social services, including food and cash assistance
Some U.S. and Ukrainian officials accuse Russia of deliberately slowing down inspections, which a Russian official denied. Inspection teams from Russia, Ukraine, the U.N. and Turkey ensure ships carry only food and other agricultural products and no weapons