International Day of Peace

5 October 2020
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Every year on September 21, the International Day of Peace is celebrated around the world. The UN General Assembly has declared this date as the day dedicated to the strengthening of the ideals of peace, through the observation of twenty-four hours of non-violence and a ceasefire.

This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other's enemies. Rather, our common enemy is a virus that threatens our health, safety, and lifestyle. COVID-19 has driven our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can affect people everywhere.

Celebrate the International Day of Peace. This year 2020 URI Latin America & the Caribbean joins the celebration of the International Day of Peace with the theme "Forging peace together" and spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic through actions carried out by our Cooperation Circles with children , young people, women and wise men from each of their localities and it is precisely by honoring this diversity and their particular efforts that in this special edition of our Connections newsletter we share with the world.