As we highlight peace events from across the globe, this week we take a look at three particular peace events to look out for in different parts of the world this month.
Starting in Canada with the 16th anniversary of Spring for Peace, an annual fundraising gala, took place on Thursday the 9th of May at the Globe and mail Centre in Toronto. The gala has raised more than $3 million since 2010 to help Peacebuilders Canada offer access to justice and empowerment programs to the youth of Toronto.
Moving to Sweden now, from the 14th to the 16th the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) will be hosting the 2019 Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development under the theme ‘From crisis response to peacebuilding: Achieving synergies.’
The forum wishes to address how to collaborate humanitarian assistance, security responses, development co-operation and peacebuilding to respond to threats of or active violence so as to achieve sustainable peace.
May 14th will be an open day, however the 15th and 16th will be by invitation only. For more information, please visit www.sipri.org.
Finally we take a look at the United Nations International Day of Living Together in Peace on the 16th. On this day countries are encouraged to co-operate with communities, religious leaders and other relevant actors to further promote reconciliation in order to ensure sustainable peace and development.
The UN believes that:
“The Day aims to uphold the desire to live and act together, united in differences and diversity, in order to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony.”
International Day of Living Together in Peace was declared to ill serve as a way of frequently rallying the international community to encourage peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity.