City of Southfield recognizes International Day of Peace on September 21
Joint Resolution in Recognition of
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
SEPTEMBER 21, 2021
WHEREAS, the International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on September 21st. This day is devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease fire; and
WHEREAS, established in 1981 by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly to coincide with its opening session, the first Peace Day was observed in September of 1982; and
WHEREAS, to inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, a bell cast from coins donated by children from all continents; and
WHEREAS, International Day of Peace 2021 theme is: “Recovering Better for an Equitable and Sustainable World.” We invite people from all cultures to join the efforts of the United Nations family as we celebrate “Peace” by standing up against acts of hate online and offline and by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic and as we recover; and
WHEREAS, millions of people from around the world will participate in activities to acknowledge and celebrate International Day of Peace by lighting a candle, sitting in silent meditation or by extending personal efforts to do a good deed; and
WHEREAS, in Southfield we ask residents to visit our peace polls installed in the front of the Municipal Building in November 2020; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that we, the Mayor and City Council of the City of Southfield, County of Oakland, State of Michigan, do hereby resolve the 21st day of September 2021, as INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE in the City of Southfield, and encourage all citizens to commemorate the day and to bring forth public awareness on issues related to peace.
Dated this 21st day of September 2021.