A very Good Morning/Afternoon/Evening to Honorable Sir/Madam, respected seniors and my dear friends, Warm Greetings to Everyone!
Thank you all for taking out time and being present at this seminar session. Today, we are here to celebrate the most important day, ‘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. Each year on this day (16th May), we reaffirm our commitment to international cooperation as our approach to solving challenges of an economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character and in promoting and encouraging respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all.
On 16th May 2018 will be the first time that the “International Day of Living Together in Peace” has been celebrated, having only been officially recognized by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 2017. This day to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding, and solidarity across the world.
The Day encourages countries to further foster reconciliation to help ensure stability and sustainable growth, including by engaging with communities, religious groups, and other related stakeholders, through reconciliation initiatives and acts of service, and by encouraging individuals to forgive and compassion.
Living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the flexibility to pay attention, to acknowledge, to respect and to understand others, likewise as living during a peaceful and united way. The Day aims to uphold the need to measure and act together, united in differences and variety, so as to create a sustainable world of peace, solidarity, and harmony. With a replacement vision, we will collectively generate and convey a profound change to make the society of tomorrow and propose a tool to specific, loud, and clear; this can to be told better living and doing together. The more numerous we are to settle on “living better together”, the more our commitment will change the world.
Today, we face the foremost challenging crisis since the Second war. COVID-19 and its social and economic fall-outs threaten the upkeep of international peace and security potentially resulting in a rise in social unrest and violence. The international organization (UN) has entailed an instantaneous global ceasefire to figure together on defeating the particular, clear enemy: the pandemic.
This day is an invitation to States and representatives on all sides to continue to foster reconciliation, to help ensure stability and sustainable growth, in particular through engaging with religious groups, community leaders and other related stakeholders, through reconciliation initiatives and acts on service and promoting forgiveness and compassion between individuals and societies.
It is time to silence the guns and bring hope to those who are most vulnerable. Over 100 Member States, diverse regional and religious organizations, and more than 200 civil society groups have endorsed this call so far.
The celebration of this International Day of inhabitation in Peace, within the respect for cultures et al is a chance to require educational initiatives and do awareness-raising activities, through the organization of events, but especially through an on-going formation to find out to measure together in the real world.
We must coherently act to deliver our mandates maintaining peace through our 95,000 peacekeepers deployed around the world. We must make sure that humanitarian assistance reaches quite 110 million people in 57 countries. We must still develop new strategies to sustain peace. The planet is watching and looking forward to us to deliver and show leadership.
Ultimately, in a world where we are constantly experiencing wars, acts of hatred, exclusion of others and bigotry, the search of peace and the desire to live together in harmony is more important than ever before.
Hope you all have a great time.
Thank you all.