United Nation Secretary-General’s 100-Days Countdown To Peace Day Message
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Galaxy 4 Peace 100-day Countdown Message
Galaxy for Peace (G4P) on this special day is proud to join the United Nation countdown in the commemoration of the United Nation’s (UN) International Day of Peace which is celebrated 21st September of every year. The International Peace Day also known as World Peace Day is a day mapped out to identify the effort of those who have worked actively to end conflict & promote peace in societies. It is also the day all combatants are specially called to ceasefire.
We are glad to be part of this global peace movement working to achieve world peace. Our efforts in Nigeria to build a peaceful community in the environments where we have worked & its positive impact will keep inspiring us to do more. Since inception of this inspired
organization, we have been observing this day to contribute our quota of sustainable development to our country and this year’s commemoration by G4P will further lead to the attainment of our goal for a peace world.
Our theme for this International Peace Day is “Education for Peace: Roles of Peace Education”. So many have not seen the need to inculcate peace education into Nigeria school curriculum, therefore we will use this medium to advocate for a faster way to include “Peace Education” as a subject into the Nigerian school system.
We call on every man, woman, boys , girls, children, government, media groups, CSOs, political parties etc.to participate in the celebration of this year’s International Peace Day by promoting peace on this very day & beyond.
Join us as we countdown towards building a peaceful Nigeria!!!!
Secretary-General’s 100-day Countdown Message
Today we begin the 100-day countdown to the observance of the International Day of Peace, when the United Nations calls on all combatants around the world to lay down their arms and to give peace a real chance.
The International Day of Peace, marked on 21 September each year, offers an opportunity for the world to pause, reflect and consider how best to break the vicious cycle of violence that conflict creates.
The theme for the Day this year is “Education for Peace”. The United Nations will examine the role education can play in fostering global citizenship. It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live, and help people forge more just, inclusive and peaceful societies.
This kind of education is a central focus of my Global Education First Initiative, which calls on governments to place education at the top of their agenda.
I call on everyone – whether governments, parties to conflicts, religious institutions, community leaders, the media, academics, or civil society groups – to play their part. We must support peace education programmes, protect students and teachers from conflict, help rebuild schools destroyed by war, and ensure all girls and boys have access to a quality education that includes learning about resolving and preventing conflicts.
Over the next 100 days, let us resolve to learn together how to create a universal culture of peace.
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