International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed on 21st September, it began in 1981 by the General Assembly of the United Nations.

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Peace is needed today more than ever. War and conflict are unleashing devastation, poverty, and hunger, and driving tens of millions of people from their homes. Climate chaos is all around. And even peaceful countries are gripped by gaping inequalities and political polarization.”

2023 also marks the 75th anniversaries of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Genocide.

Even within Carlisle we see the impact of ongoing conflict within the Ukraine, Sudan and Syria, and Multicultural Cumbria will continue to support those affected by war and conflict.