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According to the United Nations, September 21st is a special day usually set aside to celebrate peace across the world. And for the 2021 celebration, the UN General Assembly has themed this day to ‘recover better for an equitable and sustainable world’, and also strengthen the ideals of peace via observation of twenty-four hours of cease-fire and non-violence, across all phases of the universe.

The essence of observing the International Day of Peace is to enlighten the public on matters arising, to bring together political will and all necessary resources to look into global issues, and to also reinforce and celebrate the achievements of humanity.

In a bid to mark the big day, Building Blocks for Peace Foundation together with other important stakeholders on peace and security across Nigeria, partnered with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolutions/Nigeria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs to organize an ‘Open Air Peace Sensitization’ to educate the public on a need to make room for peaceful co-existence, love, and unity among themselves, even though they are a people with diverse ethnicity, tribalism, and religion.

cross section of actors at the 2021 peace day ceremony

Later, in the day, Building Blocks for Peace Foundation’s team visited two different radio stations to encourage the public on the need to make sure to put an end to violence and embrace peace despite the ongoing economic crisis across the nation and the world at large.

Written by

Anthonia Adetayo
Program Officer, BBFORPEACE

Posted in GENERAL