‘This Year, It Has Been Clearer than Ever that We Are Not Each Other’s Enemies’ – International Day of Peace


Members of the audience at a performance put on by the youth theatre project

PHOTO:UN Photo/Marco Dormino | Members of the audience at a performance put on by a communal youth theatre project to promote peace and reconciliation in Gao, Mali (2014). UN Photo/Marco Dormino
In March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on all warring parties to lay down their weapons and focus on the battle against this unprecedented global pandemic.
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While the message is intended for armed parties, solidarity and cooperation across borders, sectors and generations are also needed to win this new fight against the worst public health crisis of our time.
International Day of Peace Poster

For the United Nations, 2020 was already meant to be a year of listening and learning. To mark its 75th anniversary, the UN has invited millions of people worldwide to join UN75, the largest and furthest-reaching global conversation on building the peaceful and prosperous future that we want.

As we struggle to defeat COVID-19, your voice is more important than ever. In these difficult times of physical distancing, this International Day of Peace will be dedicated to fostering dialogue and collecting ideas.

The world will be invited to unite and share thoughts on how to weather this storm, heal our planet and change it for the better. Even though we may not be able to stand next to each other, we can still dream together.

The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together.” Celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. Stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred. Join us so that we can shape peace together.

Background

The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

*SOURCE: United Nations. Go to ORIGINAL.

One Comment to “‘This Year, It Has Been Clearer than Ever that We Are Not Each Other’s Enemies’ – International Day of Peace”

  1. Good evening NamasKar No one is no one’s enemy as well as good Neighbours or friends in Mega cities covid has impacted very badly so as humanity is tested at every corner I would like to share a very serious impact father has sold his son for 5 Lakhs this is case of westen partbpf maharashtra just 2 days ref local News paper . Ok thanks Think globally and act locally regards vijay.birajdar5@gmail.com Navi Mumbai Then

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