International Day of Peace
The International Day of Peace is a commemoration of the peaceful resistance and non-violence practiced by people all over the world throughout history. It was on this day, in 1945, that the Second World War was ended. Today, as the anniversary of this end approaches, more commemoratements are taking place around the globe. However, most people don’t realize that not only has the International Day of Peace been observed for its peaceful meaning, but also as an opportunity to raise consciousness about conflicts, political crimes, and other issues that may be occurring in different parts of the globe. The observance of this day has been a symbol of solidarity among nations. International Peace Day is also a time to honor those who have given their lives in the service of peace.
Some popular International Day of Peace events include a massive demonstration in support of the victims of the conflict in Iraq. In addition to this demonstration, the heads of several countries have made speeches to present their thoughts on the situation in Iraq. They have expressed their hope that the Iraqi government will soon overcome the violence and find a way to carry out the promises they’ve made to the Iraqi people during their unity campaign. Several nations have also decided to abstention from the Iraq war.
Since the early part of the 20th century, when countries have taken an active part in promoting world peace and security, the International Day of Peace has been celebrated every May. Today, this event has turned into a day to raise funds for humanitarian causes, help bring relief to areas hit by natural disasters, as well as encourage dialogue between nations. Besides countries participating in the program, many other organizations also take part in the activities surrounding the day. As a result, the activities on the International Day of Peace, such as exhibits and concerts, as well as charitable fundraising events draw the attention of many people. In fact, several non-governmental organizations have been established to support these activities on this special day.