International Day Of Living Together In Peace

May 16th is observed annually as the International Day of Living Together in Peace. The purpose of this holiday is to encourage citizens of the world to live together in unity and to find peaceful ways to resolve their differences. The first steps toward a more peaceful society are for people to listen to one another, respect each other’s points of view, and show appreciation for their fellow humans.

This day attempts to achieve these aims by spreading the word about the benefits of peace and how it can benefit all parties involved. So, anyone interested in a more peaceful and ultimately just society might want to mark this day on their calendar.

The History of International Day of Living Together in Peace

This holiday was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on December 8, 2017, and has been observed ever since. However, the UN has advocated for the world to work together in peace since its creation.

That’s the whole purpose of this organization. Throughout the years, they have created a number of different initiatives that call for peace. The year 2000 was designated the International Year for a Culture of Peace, and the years from 2001 to 2010 were named the International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World.

There are likely to be more holidays dedicated to peace in the years to come to emphasize that we all should be trying to live with one another peacefully.

Observing the International Day of Living Together in Peace

This holiday is best observed by all of us becoming students of peace. We can learn more about how peaceful countries have committed themselves to the prospect of peace.

We can also encourage peace in our own homes by respecting other people, loving people unconditionally, and having honest conversations with one another. Word about this holiday can be spread online using the hashtag #LivingTogetherInPeace on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 16 Thursday
Next year (2025)
May 16 Friday
Last year (2023)
May 16 Tuesday
Awareness & Cause, United Nations