The friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals was declared as an international holiday in 2011 by the United Nations General Assembly to inspire peace initiatives.
Young people, as future leaders, must be involved in public programs that promote international appreciation and empathy for diversity, according to the declaration’s key message.
To commemorate the International Day of Friendship, the United Nations encourages governments, international organizations, and civil society organizations to hold events, activities, and projects that support the international community’s efforts to promote civilizational dialogue, solidarity, mutual understanding, and reconciliation.
As outlined by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, the Culture of Peace is a set of values that hates violence and work to prevent misunderstandings by acknowledging their underlying reasons.
The International Day of Friendship project is based on this definition. A resolution approving it was passed in 1997 by the United Nations General Assembly.
Poverty, violence, and human rights breaches, to name a few, are all problems, crises, and divisive forces in our world. These causes put the world’s people’s peace, safety, wealth, and social harmony in jeopardy.
The most basic form of human solidarity is friendship and must be fostered and protected to address the root causes behind these issues and difficulties in life.