GIHR Statement on the World Peace Day

Statement by the Geneva Institute for Human Rights on the occasion of World Peace Day
September 21 marks World Peace Day, which was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1981 as the Year of Peace, with the aim of promoting the ideals of peace around the world, for which the United Nations was established as enshrined in its Charter.
This year’s theme, Climate Action for Peace, was celebrated by the 35th anniversary of the United Nations Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, reaffirming the UN’s commitment to the right to peace as a prerequisite for the full enjoyment of all human rights.
This occasion is an opportunity to preach the importance of peace and the horror of war. On this day, the United Nations appeals to all nations and peoples to stop violence and refrain from firing during this day. Governments and NGOs are also conducting a number of events to raise awareness of all matters relating to peace and its importance, with the knowledge of all instruments. International documents and mechanisms on the right to peace, the most important of which is the Declaration on the Right of Peoples to Peace, and in this regard it is important to recall the important role played by the Open-ended Intergovernmental Working Group on the draft United Nations declaration on the right to peace. It was established by the Human Rights Council to negotiate a draft United Nations declaration on the right to peace. The importance of its work stems from the new challenges to international peace and security of the spread of terrorism and organized crime as well as local conflicts. The question of peace as an essential element for achieving the enjoyment by all of all human rights throughout the world.
We at the Geneva Institute for Human Rights, as we celebrate this occasion, look with regret at the violence that has spread the wildfire in the Middle East and North Africa, and we regret the bloodbaths taking place in them, and we hope that these wars will stop by sitting all the parties to the table of dialogue and negotiation to reach a political settlement Today, we renew our commitment to all human rights, including the right to peace, and we call on all concerned to work to spread the culture of human rights as widely as possible.

Close Menu