world peace day

The world community observes “International Day of Peace” on 21st September every year. The day is also known as World Peace Day.

The purpose to celebrate the day is to strengthen the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

This day promotes global solidarity for building a peaceful and sustainable world.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC), in February 2021, unanimously passed a resolution calling for the Member States to support a “sustained humanitarian pause” to local conflicts. According to the official website of the UN, the global ceasefire must continue to be honoured, to ensure people caught in conflict have access to lifesaving vaccinations and treatments.

International Day of Peace 2021: Theme

This year, the theme of International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. It focuses on how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into a place that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.

International Day Of Peace, vector hand lettering. Drawn illustration of dove with a palm branch on blue background.

The world has suffered immensely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The impact has been more devastating for developing nations that continue to suffer from the human and economic cost of the pandemic.  To recover, we need to make multilateral efforts.

This is important not only in the context of the current pandemic but also in the face of global threats to peace and security.

The UN Secretary General’s appeal for a global ceasefire must be honoured.

Continuous efforts are needed to bring peace to the conflict-hit areas worldwide.

In a statement issued by the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA) Pakistan, Pakistan is playing its role, being the world’s foremost troop-contributing country to UN Peacekeeping Missions and urge all the member states to join hands in times of global crisis and manifest the values of peace and tolerance for safer societies.

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