Monday, September 15, 2014

September 21st nternational Day of Peace - Human Security First!

Sunday September 21st  the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPACC) will be celebrating the International Day of Peace all over the world: a day of non-violence and the cessation of hostilities, and a day of peace education, discussion and raising public awareness.

The UN General Assembly initiated the International Day of Peace in 1981, to have a day to celebrate peace coinciding with their annual opening session. GPPAC members in all countries will be hosting different events for the International Day of Peace, and each organisation will include a theme of Human Security.

There will be videos from people around the world explaining why they need Human Security and there will be opportunity for round table discussion and learning about the topic. At these events, GPACC will also be collecting photographs of people who support the Human Security approach. These photographs will be displayed at the publication launch in New York, as well as on its website.

If you are organising an event for the International Day of Peace, and would like some resources for a Human Security theme, you can get in touch through