International Day of Living Together in Peace

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2021 Date16 May 2021
2022 Date16 May 2022
International Day of Living Together in Peace

International Day of Living Together in Peace History

International Day of Living Together in Peace seeks to advocate for world peace. This day aims to encourage the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding, and solidarity. It encourages living together in peace by listening, recognizing, and respecting others. This day emphasizes inclusion and tolerance with the goal being the uniting of all communities, religions, and races.

International Day of Living Together in Peace was established in 1997 by the UN General Assembly. It is observed annually on May 16th.

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International Day of Living Together in Peace Facts & Quotes

  • According to visionofhumanity.org, the five most peaceful countries in 2020 were:
    1) Iceland
    2) New Zealand
    3) Portugal
    4) Austria
    5) Denmark
  • According to visionofhumanity.org, the five most peaceful states in the US in 2010 were:
    1) Maine
    2) Vermont
    3) New Hampshire
    4) Minnesota
    5) Utah
  • The world will live in peace, only when the individuals composing it make up their minds to do so - Mahatma Gandhi, 1946

International Day of Living Together in Peace Top Events and Things to Do

  • 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.
  • Check out the UN President of the General Assembly's message for International Day of Living Together in Peace if you missed it.

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