Monday, September 21, 2015

The International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.
Most people want world peace and tolerance towards the “other” in our society. But how can one person get involved? If you don’t know where to start, Miriam Halahmy shares her practical suggestions on what you can actually do to work towards peace and tolerance in our world, from holding a Malala-read-a-thon, to writing poetry to posting your own videos on YouTube – plus great ideas on what to read:
As conflicts continue to rage in Ukraine, Syria and locations around Asia, Africa and South America, International Peace Day is perhaps a timely reminder of the alternatives that exist to violence. The day, which falls on Sept. 21 each year, was first observed in 1982 after a resolution sponsored by the United Kingdom and Costa Rica was adopted unanimously by the United Nations General Assembly. The 2015 theme is “Partnerships for Peace -- Dignity for All,” according to the United Nations website, which notes the theme highlights the importance of all segments of society to work together and strive for peace. Read: 

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