• Claire-Marie Beyet

21/09: international day of peace #1

On 21st September we will celebrate the International Day of Peace  (A/RES/36/67)  (A/RES/55/282)!

Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.”


For us, this is the opportunity to discuss the meaning of peace, and share with you the most important news in this area!


*Afghanistan-Taliban Talks Begin In Attempt To End 19 Years Of Bloodshed

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/12/912294791/afghan-taliban-talks-begin-as-long-warring-sides-seek-end-to-decades-of-bloodshe?utm_campaign=npr&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_term=nprnews&utm_medium=social&t=1600105212370


*And what is even more important than a peace process? Full participation!

https://giwps.georgetown.edu/afghan-women-must-participate-fully-in-peace-process-statement-by-global-leaders-and-foreign-policy-experts/


*How can YOU act for peace?

This year’s International Day of Peace Observance will be a virtual event under the theme “Shaping Peace Together”, to be held on 17 September 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EDT. The online Student Observance will begin with a dialogue between United Nations Messengers of Peace and young people around the world on the United Nations Secretary-General’s call for a global ceasefire and the importance of coming together peacefully to turn the COVID-19 crises into an opportunity for peace and inclusivity. The Peace Bell Ceremony will follow, featuring the participation of the United Nations Secretary-General, the President of the General Assembly and the Permanent Representative of Japan to the United Nations. There will also be a performance by the Universal Hip Hop Museum (because peace also comes from culture).

Please follow the link to attend the virtual observance.

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