UN International Day of Peace Ceremonies and Special Panel
2020 Theme: Shaping Peace Together
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. Rather, our common enemy is a tireless virus that threatens our health, security and very way of life. COVID-19 has thrown our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impact people everywhere.
Each year McLaughlin College recognizes a number of UN International Days with Special Panel sessions to further the UN’s call for education, public awareness on issues related to peace. This UN International Day is perhaps one of its most important. All are invited to join us for our World Day of Peace Special Panel session via Zoom Webinar.