Images by Deb Schell from Peace Day 2017 partnering with Peace Day Philly. PDP promotes and collaborates on programming related to personal, local and/or global peace, on and around the United Nations International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”), SEPTEMBER 21. Peace Day Philly’s focus is on building positive peace and creating the conditions for peace, unity and justice. Peace Day Philly’s Overarching Mission: Empowering all people to collaboratively build a more peaceful and just world. This year’s global Peace Day theme, set by the United Nations, is: “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” It focuses in particular on the plight of refugees and migrants worldwide. “Our duty as a human family is to replace fear with kindness,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres about this year’s theme.