International Day of Non-Violence


"Gandhi proved that non-violence can change history. Let us be inspired by his courage and conviction as we continue our work to advance peace, sustainable development and human rights for all of the peoples of the world." — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on the 2nd of October. It is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, the leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.

The General Assembly resolution was established on the 15th of June 2007. It established the commemoration of the International Day as an occasion to "disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness (UN,2019)". It also re-affirmed "the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence" and the desire "to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence (UN,2019)."

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October 2, 2019