International Day of Peace

“It is time all nations and all people live up to the words of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which recognizes the inherent dignity and equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human race.” ~Secretary-General António Guterres

Dear friends,
Friday September 21 is the UN International Day of Peace with the theme this year of IDOPThe Right to Peace, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.This document is a milestone in the history of human rights. Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world, the Declaration was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in Paris on December 10, 1948 as a common standard of aspiration and achievement for all peoples and all nations. It builds the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world. I will be celebrating this day by joining hands across the border with our neighbors in Canada and the First Nation celebrating the goodwill between our nations. Here are my suggestions for ways you can celebrate this milestone. Wishing you peace tomorrow and every day…Betsy

  • What does “The Right to Peace” mean to you? Share your ideas through #peaceday and #standup4humanright.
  • Strive to seek peaceful resolution of conflict when disagreements arise around you.
  • Speak up when others are at risk and stand with others’ human rights at work, in school and around the dinner table.
  • Stand against violence with Women in Black and Veteran For Peace tomorrow on the north end of the Higgins Bridge from 12:15-12:45.
  • And get your tickets to celebrate Peace with us on October 14 3-7 pm at the Fairgrounds.