A Peace Day Message

Posted by projects on Sep 21

As the world marks the 21st of September as the International Day of Peace, SCI branches, partners and volunteers express their messages of hope, share the work they are doing in taking us a step closer to our vision and plan the future building blocks for Peace. On this occasion we'd like to share with you a message from our Acting President, Gośka Tur.

PEACE DAY 2016

"Dear branches and partners and SCI volunteers from all over the world,

I would like to bring your attention that today we are celebrating the International Day of Peace, declared by the UN General Assembly back in 1981. The topic of this year is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”.

This occasion is not an all-happy kind of celebration, as we cannot speak of peace without reflecting on the current state of the world, and especially of the still unsolved conflict in Syria, which has made already over 5 million of civilians flee their homes. Despite the international political efforts, there seems to be no improvement in many other conflict zones, such as Afghanistan, Iraq, or Nigeria, with Africa and Asia being the most conflict-affected continents.

Nevertheless, the seeds of peace are planted and grown by numerous social activists, and today let’s appreciate the impact that your activities have on the numerous individuals and groups that you work with thorough the year! As we all know, peace is not only the absence of conflict, but also it is the good that we awake in every human, the open-mindness to another culture, the belief that every person is equal and should be respected. Your actions make persons you work with cherish these values, and by workcamps, campaigns, educational activities, and various other projects, you make each year tens of thousands of people ready to get involved in making our planet a better place to live for everyone.

All the best to you on this special day, and congratulations on your continuous efforts to make peace possible!

Amitiés,

Gośka Tur

Acting President of Service Civil International"

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