Everyone knows there’s violence in the world. Countries at war, cities under fire, innocent people killed. But for most of us, these conflicts are thousands of miles away. We continue to live our daily lives in the peaceful countries we call home.

What most people don’t know is that it’s in these peaceful countries that many of the world’s most deadly weapons are made and exported. We are all responsible. But together, we can spread peace.

September 21st is World Peace Day, the first-ever annual day of global ceasefire and non-violence. If we can reach 20% of the world’s population, World Peace Day will become institutionalized in the global calendar.

One tweet or a simple post can potentially reach thousands.

The world needs to know.

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Special thanks to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and the Small Arms Survey for their support and dedication to arms research.

All facts and figures from this website are estimated based on publicly available information. Resources include: http://armstrade.sipri.org/, http://www.genevadeclaration.org/, http://smallarmssurvey.org, and http://www.un-register.org/.

Please see these resources for further details on sources and calculations of this information.