To inaugurate the day, the "Peace Bell" is rung at UN Headquarters. The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents. It was given as a gift by the Diet of Japan, and is referred to as "a reminder of the human cost of war." The inscription on its side reads: "Long live absolute world peace."
Over 55 Global Comedy Clubs will participate in the 2010 Peace Day Comedy "Stand-Up For International Peace" in recognition of the United Nation's 21st Peace Day. Celebrate Peace Day and Inspire a new generation of Peace Thinkers, Teachers and Leaders. This event is designed to bring much needed awareness and media attention to Peace Day.