2019 International Day of Peace
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.
Sustainable Development Goal 13 “Climate Action” is a call for immediate action by all to lower greenhouse emissions, build resilience and improve education on climate change. Affordable, scalable solutions such as renewable energy, clean technologies are available to enable countries to leapfrog to greener, more resilient economies.
The theme draws attention to the importance of combatting climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world. Climate change causes clear threats to international peace and security. Natural disasters displace three times as many people as conflicts, forcing millions to leave their homes and seek safety elsewhere. The salinization of water and crops is endangering food security, and the impact on public health is escalating. The growing tensions over resources and mass movements of people are affecting every country on every continent.
Peace can only be achieved if concrete action is taken to combat climate change.
#PeaceDay and #ClimateAction
The International Day of Peace Organising Committee is organising the following activities in Seychelles on Saturday 21st September 2019:
1. PEACE MARCHES
North: Start at Bel Ombre District Administration Office (9am) and finish at the Peace Park in Victoria.
South: Start at the Anse Aux Pins playground (9am) and finish at UniSey, Anse Royale.
You can also join the march at any point along the route!
2. PEACE SHOW
After the march, there will be peace shows from 11.30am onwards at the Peace Park and UniSey. Song, dance, poem recitals and sketches by students, youth groups, senior citizens and NGOs. Freestylers are welcome to share their inspiration on the theme.
3. CLIMATE ACTION FAIR
From 1pm onwards, learn more about what is climate change and how to help mitigate it through interactive activities, recycling ideas and much more!