Celebrate International Peace Day.
Today marks the International Day of Peace, established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. International Peace Day is designated for people of all ages and backgrounds to put negativity aside and commemorate this day by educating one another on peace-related issues. Today’s #DailyRevolution is to reflect and observe World Peace Day personally or join a peace event.
The 2017 theme of this International Day of Peace is “Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All.” This year’s Together Campaign is focused on the 65 million people forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. This global initiative led by the UN, seeks to promote respect, safety and dignity for refugees and migrants. The aim is to educate and engage global communities who are hosting refugees about prejudice and xenophobia, and continue the plan for aid and initiatives. They also want to provide a platform to share migrant and refugee stories that connect people. Like the story of Yusra Mardini of Syria, who went on to compete in 2016 Olympics as a swimmer.
You can follow the U.N. on Twitter @UN for updates and to watch speeches. Also, check out what’s happening globally today for Peace Day. You could even spend a part of your day reading about previous Nobel Laureates like Mother Teresa, Al Gore, or Ralph Bunch to learn more about peace-makers and inspire you to action. You can also check out more #PeaceDay events like community meditation and other classes.
However you choose to celebrate and enhance the culture of peace, plan to pause at 12 noon local time and join people all over the world in a minute of silence and a moment of peace.
What We’re Watching at This Year’s United Nations General Assembly - The New York Times