Peace Day 2020: joins call to governments to re-commit to peace

21st September, 2020 has joined over 170 organisations in a statement on International Peace Day, 21 September 2020, to call to governments to take action for peace.

The statement, initiated by the Quaker United Nations office in New York, points out that responses to crisis that increase violence, injustice and exclusion will worsen development losses and increase human suffering. A focus on peace, justice and inclusion must be at the heart of the response to COVID-19.

The statement, released at the opening of the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, calls on governments and the international community to: mainstream peace in the response to COVID-19; prioritize inclusion in analysis and action; make space for building peace; and reaffirm multilateralism and international norms as a safeguard for the most vulnerable.

"At we are particularly concerned that ongoing efforts be made to enable and promote ethics education including most importantly education for peace. This is a life-long learning endeavour that serves to strengthen societies, especially in the face of common challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic", said Prof. Dr Obiora Ike who also underlined the importance of the urgent call to action for peace, not only on the International Day of Peace but all year round.

The signatories include organisations dedicated to peace from throughout the world, including faith-based groups, international development agencies, policy organisations, and others.

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