Today is the United Nations International Day of Peace. This year’s theme is Shaping Peace Together.
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two decades later, in 2001, the General Assembly unanimously voted to designate the Day as a period of non-violence and cease-fire. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honor a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
Shadowcliff’s core value of COMMUNITY reads: We nurture deep & meaningful relationships, honoring our differences.
We invite you to join in shaping peace in our world today by paying special attention to the relationships in your lives that honor differences.
2020 also marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations.
Shadowcliff supporter, Beth Blissman, serves as the United Nations Representative for the Loretto Community’s NGO in New York City. She invites us to participate in the UN’s 75th Anniversary survey.
The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary at a time of great challenge, including the worst global health crisis in its history. Will it bring the world closer together? Or will it lead to greater divides and mistrust? Your views can make a difference.