The United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Living Together in Peace is annually observed across the globe on 16th May to promote inclusion, tolerance, solidarity and peace amongst the diverse communities of people.
The day also aims to uphold the desire to live and act together, united in differences and diversity, in order to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony.
i.The United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) adopted the resolution A/RES/72/130 on 8th December 2017 and declared the 16th May of every year as the International Day of Living Together in Peace.
ii.The first-ever International Day of Living Together in Peace was observed on 16th May 2018.
Living together in peace is about accepting differences and having the ability to listen to, recognize, respect and appreciate others without distinction as to race, sex, language or religion.
Significant UN Resolutions on Culture of Peace:
i.In 1997, the UNGA adopted a resolution, A/RES/52/15 and proclaimed the year 2000 as the International Year for the Culture of Peace.
ii.In 1998, the UNGA proclaimed the period 2001-2010 as the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for Children of the World”.
iii.In 1999, the UNGA adopted the resolution A/RES/53/243 titled “Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace”, an universal mandate for the international community to promote a culture of peace and non-violence that benefits all of humanity, including future generations.