Annually May 16 is marked as the International Day of Living Together in Peace around the world with the aim of urging individuals to live together in a united and peaceful way. As we all know, in the last 2-3 years, to the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic, back-to-back conflicts between countries, and takeovers on nations, the world has divided into many smaller slices. In such a situation, the importance of living in unity and peace has increased a lot.
International Day of Living Together in Peace is an initiative by United Nations that concentrates on encouraging countries worldwide to bring their hands forward to get closer to world peace.
International Day of Living Together in Peace 2022 Theme
“International Day of Living Together in Peace” does not have a specific theme every year. The day holds a universal agenda of encouraging people and nations to bear dissimilarities and to have the ability to listen, acknowledge, and admire others, as well as to live in a peaceful and united manner.
History, & Significance
United Nations General Assembly on December 8, 2017, declared May 16 as International Day of Living Together in Peace under its resolution 72/130. The day was first celebrated on May 16, 2018.
The United Nations (UN) since its inception aims at maintaining global peace and security, expanding friendly relations between countries, reaching global teamwork, and standing as a center for coordinating the actions of nations.
On the occasion of the International Day of Living Together in Peace annually United Nations requests its 193 member nations to take a step forward and promote reconciliation and unity.