International Day of Living Together in Peace
Living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the ability to listen to, recognize, respect and appreciate others, as well as living in a peaceful and united way.
The UN General-Assembly, in its resolution 72/130, declared 16 May the International Day of Living Together in Peace, as a means of regularly mobilizing the efforts of the international community 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.
Message from the President of the UN General Assembly
The President of the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly Tijjani Muhammad-Bande called on all Member States to endore the United Nations call for an immediate global ceasefire. In his message on the International Day of Living Together in Peace, Mr. Muhammad Bande said that “COVID-19 poses a serious threat to the maintenance of international peace and security. The UN has called for a global ceasefire to work together on the actual fight – defeating the pandemic. It is time to silence the guns and bring hope to those who are most vulnerable.”