2022 International Day of Peace seeks an End to Racism

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September 22, 2022

This week saw observation of the annual International Day of Peace.  Established in 1981 by the United Nations, 21st September is devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.


The theme for this year's International Day is End Racism, Build Peace.   The UN has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.  But achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms.  It requires the building of societies where all members feel they can flourish. It involves creating a world in which people are treated equally, regardless of their race.


As Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Racism continues to poison institutions, social structures, and everyday life in every society. It continues to be a driver of persistent inequality. And it continues to deny people their fundamental human rights. It destabilizes societies, undermines democracies, erodes the legitimacy of governments, and…the linkages between racism and gender inequality are unmistakable.”


For more about the International Day of Peace go to: International Day of Peace. and for more about this year’s theme, see:  International Day of Peace | United Nations

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