- Published on Wednesday, 21 September 2011 16:05
- Written by Alexandra Nagel
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the International Day of Peace. This is a single day dedicated to the promotion of orderly conduct amongst individuals and nations. Today is the only day where the act of peace-making is compulsory amongst the whole human race.
Last week, UCT’s United Nations Association of South Africa (UNASA) hosted “Blue Week” which was dedicated to peace-making, race issues and the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.
Students commented that UNASA should have promoted the International Day of Peace in order to raise more awareness about it, as they had done for “Blue Week”. “They [UNASA] could’ve sent out emails, made announcements and organised some res events”, explains a first year student, “it’s a day to celebrate!”
For more information, please visit: http://www.internationaldayofpeace.org/