Peace and Democracy: Make your voice heard

International Day of Peace / Journée Internationale de Paix, September 21, 2011 – Published on UN.org/events.

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. This year – on its 30th anniversary – the Day’s theme is “Peace and Democracy: make your voice heard” … // 

… In line with the Day’s theme, something profoundly remarkable is happening in the world. Young women and men everywhere are demonstrating the power of solidarity by reaching out and rallying together for the common goal of dignity and human rights. This powerful force brings with it the potential to create a peaceful and democratic future. Add your voice!

There are many ways to participate in democratic practices, including taking part in dialogue on constitutional processes, advocating for civil society empowerment, joining the struggle for gender equality and against discrimination, engaging in civic education and promoting voter registration.

The International Day of Peace offers people globally, a shared date to organize events and undertake deeds celebrating the importance of peace and democracy in realistic and useful ways. (full text).

The International Day of Peace mentionned:

on its Homepage, with its News and Updates;

on UN.org;

on Graines de Paix (en français);

on Universal Peace Federation UPF.org;

on en.wikipedia;

on Tri-City-Voice;

on InForum;

on PeaceDirect.org;

and many others /News.

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