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International Day of Peace, 2019
People, planet...and peace
A shared statement by peacebuilding organisations
The United Nations (UN) was founded to “save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.” Now, 75 years later, will we reaffirm our commitment to collective action, centered on a vision of a peaceful and prosperous world for all?
As Member States gather for the 74th UN General Assembly, our organizations devoted to building peace around the world call on the international community to:
- Move from commitments to action on peace in the 2030 Agenda and across the three UN pillars
- Align crisis response with longer term prevention and peacebuilding efforts
- Protect and support civil society in fostering sustainable peace
- Think local and act global: recommit to multilateralism as a safeguard for the most vulnerable
Read the full Statement issued by the Quaker United Nations Office in New York here.
(UN Photo/Ariana Lindquist. Students from the UN International School in the UNHQ Visitors' Plaza after attending the peace Bell Ceremony. Some of these students participated in the Global Climate Strike March in New York City.)