The International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21st every year worldwide. The United Nations General Assembly has declared today “as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples” according to its website.
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Partnerships for Peace - Dignity for All,” which focuses on the ability of all segments of society to work together for world peace. On this day, “nations around the world are invited to honor a cessation of hostilities” and ease access for humanitarian aid.
Thinking about International Peace Day, it can make one wonder whether world peace is attainable. Now, don’t get me wrong. I am a complete idealist (with an ever so small hint of realist in there) so my answer to this question is yes. One hundred percent, yes! Will it be difficult? Of course! But, my answer doesn’t matter in this case. What I am more interested in is helping you spark a thought on this matter. What will it be? Yes or no?
Check out these great resources for more information:
UN International Day of Peace Website
Thant, U. Toward World Peace. New York: T. Yoseloff, 1964. Print.
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