Texting for Peace

Send a text for peace.

The United Nations Department of Public Information invites folks in the United States to send a text for peace to help raise visibility to the International Day of Peace – September 21.

Cell phone users are urged to compose a 160-character message on peace beginning with the word “PEACE” and to send the message to number 69866.

The UN Department of Public Information will gather the messages, publish them online, and deliver them to world leaders gathered at the UN General Assembly on 23 September.

The UN General Assembly established the Day in 1981, for “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace…”. Twenty years later, the General Assembly declared 21 September as the date to observe annually a “day of global ceasefire and non-violence.”

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