International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace is observed on April 24 annually to support the UN (united Nations) Charter and its principles of resolving disputes among nations through peaceful means. The day was first observed on April 24, 2019.Multilateralism: It refers to an alliance of multiple countries pursuing a common goal i.e. peace and security.
i.The date was designated as International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace on December 12, 2018 by the UN General Assembly through resolution A/RES/73/127.
ii.The day was proclaimed to support and promote the 3 pillars of the UN – Peace and Security, Development and Human Rights, which supports the UN Charter and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
iii.International Day of Multilateralism reminds ourselves by addressing the global challenges such as climate change, pandemics, poverty, and cross-border economic shocks requiring unified action and collaboration.
iv.Mission: The United Nations was founded in 1945, following the devastation of the Second World War, with one central mission- “the maintenance of international peace and security”.
v.This year, the world faces the biggest challenge- COVID-19 pandemic, after the Second World War. So, the member countries must unite together and help other countries to safeguard the lives of people all over the world.
vi.At this key moment for international cooperation, and in this 75th anniversary year of the United Nations, let us strive to realize the vision of a healthy, equitable, peaceful and more sustainable future for all.
About United Nations:
Headquarters– New York City, US (United States).
Secretary-General– Antonio Guterres.