The International Day of Peace is a United Nations-sponsored holiday observed each year on 21 September to commemorate the efforts of world leaders to eliminate conflicts and strengthen peace and security in the world. In recent years, however, the United States has become increasingly involved in global affairs and so the annual celebration of World Peaceday has received an increased amount of attention from the United States government. The primary goal of this international holiday is to promote world peace and diplomacy. The primary role of this international day is to bring countries closer together and draw the attention of citizens around the world to issues that concern global security.
There are many reasons why the United States has taken on an active part in celebrating World Peace Day. Perhaps most notably, the United States has repeatedly demonstrated its commitment to promoting world peace and diplomacy. The United States and other Western nations have worked very hard over the past decade to bring nuclear weapons states such as Russia and China to heel, agreeing to reduce nuclear proliferation treaties, reduce chemical weapons stockpiles, and invest heavily in better defense technologies to help deter potential aggression. The United States and other Western nations have also provided support for a peaceful and prosperous world, participating in peace negotiations and promoting open societies abroad. Above all, the United States has remained committed to promoting world peace despite the difficulties.
With regard to political participation, the United States and other signatories to the United Nations Constitution have decided that it is in the best interests of the people of the United States to abstain from involvement on, or take part in, political disputes and conflict whether or not they are in violation of international law or are of immediate concern to the United States. While each nation may choose to refrain from taking part in political debates, abstention does have the advantage of helping build consensus for other nations. In addition, abstention allows the peace and stability of the world economy, allowing economic resources to be utilized for the benefit of all nations. On the other hand, if a nation begins to escalate a dispute into a larger war, the peace and security of the people of that nation will undoubtedly be threatened.