Tuesday, September 21, 2021

International Day of Peace #peaceday

Click on the image above to visit International Day of Peace site for the United Nations.

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. 
The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.

The pandemic is known for hitting the underprivileged and marginalized groups the hardest. 
By April 2021, over 687 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 100 countries have not received a single dose. 
People caught in conflict are especially vulnerable in terms of lack of access to healthcare.

In line with the Secretary-General’s appeal for a global ceasefire last March, in February 2021 the Security Council unanimously passed a resolution calling for Member States to support a “sustained humanitarian pause” to local conflicts. 
The global ceasefire must continue to be honoured, to ensure people caught in conflict have access to lifesaving vaccinations and treatments.

The pandemic has been accompanied by a surge in stigma, discrimination, and hatred, which only cost more lives instead of saving them: the virus attacks all without caring about where we are from or what we believe in. 
Confronting this common enemy of humankind, we must be reminded that we are not each other’s enemy. To be able to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, we must make peace with one another.

And we must make peace with nature. 
Despite the travel restrictions and economic shutdowns, climate change is not on pause. 
What we need is a green and sustainable global economy that produces jobs, reduces emissions, and builds resilience to climate impacts.

The 2021 theme for the International Day of Peace is 
“Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. 

We invite you to join the efforts of the United Nations family as we focus on recovering better for a more equitable and peaceful world. 
Celebrate peace by standing up against acts of hate online and offline, and by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope in the face of the pandemic, and as we recover.

Peace.
Love.
Cats.
✌💕🐱

10 comments:

  1. We are in more conflict now than ever in my lifetime. It's a shame that there is all the division and hatred. Peace seems so impossible to achieve, but we need it so.

    Have a fabulous day. May peace spread across this planet. ♥

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  2. We pray for peace each and every day. I think we'll get there if we all don't give up.

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  3. Wonderful post. On the one hand, humanity is such a disappointment. On the other, there's always the possibility that we can improve ourselves and our relationship with the earth.

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  4. What a great post . I need to find a way I fee1 I can he1p. Perhaps I can mention things that are good for the Earth for the next weeks?

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  5. Thank you for this important post. There should be 364 days of peace and one of war.

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  6. What a timely and extremely important post. Now if only we could get ALL on board with this line of thinking we just might make a difference...

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  7. This is such a wonderful post with great ideals. We endorse them but know there is also great evil and men and women who are evil who care nothing about anyone else. We sure hope that light wins out over dark

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