UN DAY - SHAPING PEACE TOGETHER
Embracing peace, a theme we need more than ever this year, the United Nations celebrates UN day on 24th October. Peace - an abstract concept to many. Say the word and we immediately conjure up images of smiling faces, enough food to go around and no poverty. With the dark shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic casting its menacing face over all of us, the world needs to stand in solidarity. António Guterres, UN Secretary General, echoes the thoughts of millions around the globe, speaking for all those who have fallen victim to the horrors of conflict, both international and domestic. "End the sickness of war and fight the disease that is ravaging our world," declared Guterres in March. The armed parties are not the only ones to whom Guterres reaches out. This powerful message also appeals to the common man, asking all to stop discrimination and mistrust, and advocate for a world filled with trust and equality. This year is particularly relevant for the UN as it marks their 75th anniversary, 75 years of constant efforts to establish peace. Under Guterres effective leadership, the UN has invited people all over the world to join UN75, a sweeping global conversation that is accessible to millions of people worldwide in the form of an online survey. UN75 is a powerful tool that enables the world to hear individual voices and build the peaceful future that you envision. What are you waiting for? Go take that survey now and contribute to a peaceful world!