Today, 21 September, has been designated the International Day of Peace by the United Nations. It was established in 1982 with this resolution:
"to devote a specific time to concentrate the efforts of the United Nations and its Member States, as well as of the whole of mankind, to promoting the ideals of peace and to giving positive evidence of their commitment to peace in all viable ways… (The International Day of Peace) should be devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples."
You can watch a video of UN Secretary General Kofi Annan's message for the occasion from seektv.tv. You can also take the Peace Pledge.
Please take a moment at noon to observe a minute of silence in hope for a world free from oppression, war and genocide.
(cross-posted at I See Invisible People)