|Posted:||June 20, 2019 12:11 PM|
|From:||Senator Lawrence M. Farnese, Jr. and Sen. Andrew E. Dinniman|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Recognizing "International Day of Peace" on September 21, 2019|
|We plan to again introduce a resolution honoring the United Nations International Day of Peace, occurring this year on September 21, 2019.
Over thirty years ago, the General Assembly of the United Nations declared the International Day of Peace to be a day focused on strengthening peace efforts across the world. In 2001, they voted again to make September 21 of each year the day on which Peace Day is celebrated, by encouraging a global cease-fire and non-violence on this day worldwide.
In 2009, the United States Senate supported, through resolution, the goals and ideals of Peace Day. Those goals and ideals have been supported through efforts that include educational discussions and public awareness campaigns, immunization campaigns, art exhibitions, sporting events, peace walks, and a wide range of other community activities.
Participation in Peace Day activities in Pennsylvania continues to grow each year, with activities abounding from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia. The initiative, Peace Day Philly, encourages Peace Day participation in the Philadelphia region.
The theme of this year’s International Day of Peace is “Climate Action for Peace”. The theme focuses on combating climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world. We encourage you to support the participation in peace and non-violence activities across Pennsylvania by honoring those working to reduce violence and sustain a culture of peace in our communities.
Please join us in co-sponsoring this important resolution.