Saturday, July 30, 2016

UN International Day of Friendship

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann

Today is UN International Day of Friendship, the idea that friendship can “inspire peace and build trust” among individuals and nations, with a particular emphasis on friendship among children and youth. 

The International day of Friendship was proclaimed on May 3, 2011, ratified in UN Resolution A/RES/65/275, itself part of a larger UN platform promoting a culture of peace and non-violence for Children worldwide, initiated in 1998.

Beyond the larger and more encompassing platform goals of peace through education, sustainable and economic development, respect for all human rights, equality between women and men, democratic participation, advancement of solidarity, support for communication and free flow of information and knowledge, and the promotion of international security, the International Day of Friendship celebrates friendship as "a noble and valuable sentiment in the lives of human beings around the world".

Happy Friendship Day!

International Day of Friendship -  30 July
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