International Peace Day 2021: ‘Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world’
The event, also known as World Peace Day, strives to enhance international peace by following a 24-hour period of nonviolence and ceasefire.Author : Sheetal J Bhalla
Every year on September 21, the globe commemorates and celebrates International Day of Peace. The event, also known as World Peace Day, strives to enhance international peace by following a 24-hour period of nonviolence and ceasefire.
It is also a day dedicated entirely to fostering worldwide solidarity in the pursuit of a peaceful and sustainable world. Apart from encouraging people to live in peace, the day aims to remind individuals and nations of the importance of world peace.
Discrimination, hate, and stigma have increased in recent years throughout the world, costing more lives rather than saving them. As the globe recovers from the COVID-19 epidemic, the day allows us to think creatively and collaboratively about how to better assist everyone in recovering, building resilience, and transforming the world into one that is more equal, just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthy.
The United Nations says on its website."In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.”
"The pandemic has been accompanied by a surge in stigma, discrimination, and hatred, which only cost more lives instead of saving them: the virus attacks all without caring about where we are from or what we believe in. Confronting this common enemy of humankind, we must be reminded that we are not each other's enemy. To be able to recover from the devastation of the pandemic, we must make peace with one another," the UN concluded.
Furthermore, it must not be forgotten that, in addition to developing international harmony, people must also make peace with nature. This is because climate change is not on pause and the urgent need is to create a green and sustainable global economy that creates employment, minimizes greenhouse gas emissions, and builds resilience to the ever-increasing consequences of climate change.
This year's theme is "Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world." The goal is to assist everyone in recovering more quickly and to turn the world into a more equitable, healthy, sustainable.
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) declared third tuesday of September as World Peace Day in 1981. It was the first day of the General Assembly's regular sessions. It was later declared the International Day of Peace on September 21, 2001.
This day is commemorated as a day of nonviolence and ceasefire in all areas of all countries that are at war. It plays a significant role in fostering global peace. There are a few countries with violent and brutal histories that continue to share borders. As a result, this day reminds people to everyone to keep the peace.