International Day of Living Together in Peace

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2024 DateMay 16, 2024
2025 DateMay 16, 2025

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The International Day of Living Together in Peace is an observance sanctioned by the United Nations. Its core purpose is to remind people of the importance of living in peace, harmony, and unity. This day advocates for community cohesion, emphasizing mutual understanding, reconciliation, and avoidance of violence or hostility. It calls on all nations to foster dialogue, understanding, and collaboration, fostering a united community worldwide. The initiative encourages respecting cultural diversity, fostering social inclusion, and promoting sustainable development to ensure a peaceful coexistence.

The United Nations designated the International Day of Living Together in Peace in December 2017, echoing its dedication to promote peace, as inscribed in its Charter. For people in America, this day is about acknowledging and appreciating the diversity of their society, recognizing the need to promote harmonious coexistence despite cultural, racial, religious, or ideological differences. This engagement is crucial in defeating xenophobia, intolerance, and discrimination. The day also underscores the importance of socio-economic development, seeking justice, upholding human rights, and securing peace for all.

In America, the International Day of Living Together in Peace is observed through community gatherings, discussions, and awareness campaigns focusing on fostering peace, unity, and tolerance. Educational institutions, non-profit organizations, and individuals employ various means to spread the message of peace, ranging from seminars and workshops to peaceful rallies and social media campaigns. This annual commemoration falls on May 16, marking a significant milestone in encouraging peaceful coexistence within diverse American society and the world at large. It serves as a reminder of the nation's commitment to fostering peace and unity, crucial in a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.

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Facts about International Day of Living Together in Peace

  • According to, the five most peaceful countries in 2022 are:
    1) Iceland
    2) New Zealand
    3) Ireland
    4) Denmark
    5) Austria
  • The world will live in peace, only when the individuals composing it make up their minds to do so - Mahatma Gandhi, 1946
  • Countries where people live together in peace often experience greater economic growth. The lack of conflict allows for stability, attracting investment and creating opportunities for innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • The Civil Rights Movement in the mid-20th century was a crucial turning point for peaceful cohabitation in America, as it led to significant advances in equality for different racial groups.

Top things to do in the US for this observance

  • Check out the UN President of the General Assembly's message for International Day of Living Together in Peace if you missed it.
  • Read books that promote world peace. Here are our suggestions:
    Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela
    This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate by Naomi Klein
    Opting Out of War: Strategies to Prevent Violent Conflict by Marshall Wallace and Mary B. Anderson
  • Donate to reputable charities aiming for world peace. Some examples include the Peace Development Fund and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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