What is International Day of Peace 2019: All you need to know

International Day of Peace 2019: The General Assembly of United Nations (UN) has declared 21 September as International Day of Peace. This day is dedicated to fortifying the principles of peace, both within and among all member states and peoples. This year’s celebrations are particularly significant because it is the 20th anniversary of the UN resolution on the programme of action on the culture of peace.

What is International Day of Peace?

International Day of Peace-2019 is devoted to all those people who have done their best efforts to bring peace in their communities or nations. International Day of Peace was established by adopting UN resolution on the culture of peace in 1981. In 2001, about two decades later, United Nation’s General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire.

Theme of International Day of Peace 2019

United Nations has declared “Climate Action for Peace” as a theme for International Day of Peace-2019. According to the information available on official website of UN Peace Day, Peace can only be achieved if concrete action is taken to combat climate change. United Nations believe that climate change has become a clear threat to international peace and security. The available data shows that salinization of water and crops is endangering food security, and the negative impact on public health is escalating.

Significance

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in his message, “Today peace faces a new danger: the climate emergency, which threatens our security, our livelihoods and our lives. Therefore, the UN decided to focus on this year’s International Day of Peace on Climate Change. And it’s why I am convening a Climate Action Summit.”

United Nation said that economic and social development for all everyone paved a way to make a peaceful world. UN believes that a peaceful world can be established if the sustainable goals will be achieved because they cover a broad range of issues like hunger, poverty, education, gender equality, climate change, social justice and many more.

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