International Day of Living Together in Peace is an annual event observed on May 16 to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity among people to build a sustainable world of peace.
Observed on: May 16
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 2018 (First Observation)
About International Day of Living Together in Peace
United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution in December 2017 which declares 16 May as the International Day of Living Together in Peace. The day was first observed on 16 May 2018. People have differences between them as religion, culture, education, color, etc. Accepting differences and ability to respect others are important in living together in peace. Living together in peace means to accept people with their difference like race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, nationality, ethnicity, disability, and other status.
Observation of the day aims to promote living together in solidarity and harmony by accepting differences and diversity. Sustainable development is possible with existence of peace, this is possible if people living together in peace and harmony in their community. Another aim of the observation is to eliminate all forms of discrimination and intolerance from the society.
Observation of the day is importance as now the peace, tolerance, harmony, acceptance, etc. all decreases in the community.
Activities and Programs on International Day of Living Together in Peace
Actions and programs are encouraged on this day to promote the importance of the day. Programs also promotes actions and services which promotes forgiveness and compassion among people and the community. Events on this day includes educational and awareness programs, seminars, cultural programs which includes different communities, etc.
Gathering which includes people and leaders from different religions, culture, etc. is one of the events that can be arranged on the day. Eating together as a community, doing something together, sharing and showing compassion to fellow beings, etc. are also events that can be organized on this day.