International Day of Peace 2020 | UPSC
International Day of Peace 2020
WHY IN NEWS:
This year is particularly significant: It is the 20th Anniversary of the UN Resolution on the Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace.
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: UN Observances
For PRELIMS go with the aim , resolution and the theme of this celebration .
For MAINS significance is important . You should try to correlate this to answer related to internal security and peace.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE 2020
- Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September.
- This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies.
- This is through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
- To mark its 75th anniversary, the UN has invited millions of people worldwide to join UN75.
- It will be the largest and furthest-reaching global conversation on building the peaceful and prosperous future that we want.
53/243 B – Programme of Action on a Culture of Peace .
- UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on all warring parties to lay down their weapons and focus on the battle against global pandemic.
- The message is intended for armed parties, solidarity and cooperation across borders, sectors and generations to come.
- As we struggle to defeat COVID-19, our voice is more important than ever.
- In these difficult times of physical distancing, this International Day of Peace will be dedicated to fostering dialogue and collecting ideas.
- The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly.
- The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day.
- Otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
- The world will be invited to unite and share thoughts on how to weather this storm, heal our planet and change it for the better.
- Celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic.
- We all stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred.
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