United Nations (UN)’s International Day of Living Together in Peace is annually observed across the globe on May 16 to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity.
- The day 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 proclaimed May 16 of every year as the International Day of Living Together in Peace.
ii. The 1st ever International Day of Living Together in Peace was observed on 16th May 2018.
Resolutions Regarding Peace:
i. In 1997, the UNGA adopted the resolution A/RES/52/15 and proclaimed the year 2000 as the “International Year for a Culture of Peace”.
ii. In 1998, UNGA proclaimed the period from 2001-2010 as the “International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for Children of the World”.
iii. UNGA also adopted the resolution A/RES/53/243 in 1999 proclaiming the Declaration and Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace.
- It serves as the universal mandate for the international community, particularly the UN system, to promote a culture of peace and non-violence that benefits all of humanity, including future generations.
Note: These resolutions have been adopted by the UN to work towards world peace since the end of the 2nd World War (WWII).
About the United Nations (UN):
Secretary-General- António Guterres
Headquarters- New York, USA