International Day of Peace 2016

International Day of Peace 2016

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The Day’s theme for 2016 is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.” The General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace. (Source)

“Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; to make sure no one is left behind.” – UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

Get Involved!

Go out into the world and purposefully practice kindness, love, and tolerance. Pay for the items for the person behind you in line, prepare and deliver hygiene care packages to a homeless shelter, buy a stranger a lottery ticket, mow your neighbors\’ lawn, pray, meditate, encourage cease-fire and non-violence to name a few. Peace begins with love!

The Wellness Universe invites you to participate in this event, and all who are able to light a candle at 12 noon (In your own time zone) so we can manifest a ripple effect of positive intentions.

Don\’t forget to post about how you\’re celebrating International Day of Peace on social media using the hashtags #PeaceDay and #WUVIP so we can celebrate with you!

– The Wellness Universe Team

Please enjoy the following posters made by The Wellness Universe team in honor of International Day of Peace


Thank you, Jennifer Maki


Thank you, Jenny Tasker


Thank you, Shari Alyse

Thank you, Anna Pereira


Thank you, Heather Durling


Thank you, Heather Corinne Lang


Thank you, Kim Bayne


Thank you, Ashley Brewer


The Wellness Universe