The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September.
Is there a day for peace ?
This day is celebrated to remember world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access.
Who got the first Nobel Prize Peace?
The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901 “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and for the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.
Who is the first women got a Nobel prize for peace?
Baroness Bertha von Suttner
Baroness Bertha von Suttner, the first woman to be awarded the Peace Prize, wrote one of the nineteenth century’s most influential books, the anti-war novel “Lay Down Your Arms” (1889). The title was provocative to many, but the anti-militaristic message caught on. In the 1870s she became a close friend of Alfred Nobel’s, and they corresponded for years on the subject of peace. The Peace Prize Laureate became one of the leaders of the international peace movement, and in 1891 established the Austrian Peace Society. At the male-dominated peace congresses, she stood out as a liberal and forceful leader. At the beginning of the new century, she was referred to as the “generalissimo of the peace movement”.
There is little doubt that von Suttner’s friendship with Alfred Nobel had an impact on the contents of his will, and many give her the credit for his establishment of a peace prize. “Inform me, convince me, and then I will do something great for the movement”, Alfred Nobel said to Bertha von Suttner.
Who is the Youngest person awarded for noble Prize?
Malala Yousafzai, (born July 12, 1997, Mingora, Swat valley, Pakistan), a Pakistani activist who, while a teenager, spoke out publicly against the prohibition on the education of girls that was imposed by the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP; sometimes called Pakistani Taliban). She gained global attention when she survived an assassination attempt at age 15. In 2014 Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi were jointly awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in recognition of their efforts on behalf of children’s rights.
Why we represent Dove is a symbol of Peace?
Pablo Picasso is an Spanish painter to made the dove as a modern symbol of peace when it was selected as the emblem for the World Peace Congress in 1949. The dove became a symbol of the peace movement and the ideals of the Communist Party.
Doves are considered birds who mate for life and are extremely loyal. They raise their young ones with great care and dedication. They build their nests in areas near human settlements. In a way, this may have given people the opportunity to witness the immense love, care, and loyalty displayed by white doves. They are harmless birds and feed on fruits, plants, and seeds. People quickly associated doves with peace, love, and dedication.
Interesting Facts About Noble Prize!
- First known Peace Movements => 989 & 1027 AD:
The first recorded peace movements were the Peace of God (989 AD) and Truce of God (1027 AD) brought about from the desire to curb violence by limiting the days and times nobility could practice violence.
- Nobel Peace Prize awarded => 1901:
The first Nobel Peace Prize was awarded in 1901 “to the person who shall have done the most or the best work for fraternity between nations, for the abolition or reduction of standing armies and the holding and promotion of peace congresses”.
- A Bed-In for Peace => 1969:
John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent 8 days in bed to promote world peace; the song Give Peace a Chance was recorded during these eight days.
- Peaceful Iceland => 2008:
Iceland was ranked the most peaceful country in the world in 2008, according to the Global Peace Index, and they hold that title still today.