International Day of Living Together in Peace

The International Day of Living Together in Peace is a means of mobilizing the efforts of the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding, and solidarity. The UN General-Assembly, in its resolution 72/130, declared 16th May the “International Day of Living Together in Peace”. Living together in peace means acknowledging differences and being willing to listen, consider, admire, and appreciate others, as well as living in a friendly and united manner. The day’s celebration reflects the ‘desire for unity’ of people of all faiths, as well as non-believers. It is a step to determine our world change. The goal of these days is to extend recognition, respect, acceptance, and having the ability to measure together peacefully. In this day and age, the world organization emphasizes the importance of inclusion and tolerance with the goal of uniting all communities, religions, and races. The Day aims to uphold the need to measure and act together, united in differences and variety, so as to make a sustainable world of peace, solidarity, and harmony. The Day invites countries to further promote reconciliation to assist to confirm peace and sustainable development, including by working with communities, faith leaders, and other relevant actors, through reconciliatory measures and acts of service and by encouraging forgiveness and compassion among individuals.

The celebration of this International Day of Living Together in Peace, with reverence for cultures and others, is an opportunity to take educational measures and carry out awareness-raising activities through event organizing, but particularly through ongoing training to learn to live together in real life. The purpose of these days is to push peace regardless through a harmonious inhabitancy of nationality, gender, language, or religion. It’s also an appeal to any or all governments and everyone States to market reconciliation and ensure peace and sustainable development. By bringing cultures together and dealing with communities, faith leaders, and other relevant actors. By mobilizing civil societies and fostering their capacities to reinforce the physical safety of vulnerable populations under threat of violence. By normalizing a culture of peace and inspiring such conversations within the media. Children and youth remain the key to achieving these goals therefore they have to know the importance of the peacebuilding agenda and to induce familiarized with its underlying values. A global day of living together does not fix anything, but understanding and realizing that we are in the circle of human fraternity, in harmony with each other and not in opposition to each other is a helpful and necessary step.