International day of Living Together in Peace

A worldwide celebration of the UN International Day of Living Together in Peace. Everyone of all ages is invited to create, photograph, and submit a piece of art or craft with the theme of global peace. Submissions are open now until the 16th of May 2020, and should be sent in a message to the Instagram user @world.wide.words. Please include a title for the piece, the media used, a short description, your full name, age, and location. All entries will be featured on the Instagram page, and the exceptional ones in World-Wide-Words magazine.
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 mobilising 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.

Video for the International Day for Living Together in Peace

In a world in which we regularly witness tensions, acts of hatred, rejection of others and discrimination, the pursuit of peace and the will to live together harmoniously is more crucial than ever.  UNESCO, and the United Nations as a whole, is striving on a daily-basis to provide people with the means to achieve peace, not only because peace is one of the major goals of the 2030 Agenda, but also because it is a precondition for sustainable development and for the common good.
—  Audrey Azoulay Director-General, on the occasion of the International Day of Living Together in Peace

Published by Heather Gartside

Storyteller and photographer based in Denmark

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