Theme – “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.”
By Nikita, Second Year, Division B, Kirit P. Mehta School of Law, Mumbai.
On 21st September each year, around the globe, the International Day of Peace is commemorated. The “General Assembly” of the United Nations has specifically designated this particular day to obligate to advancing peace principles by observing 24 hours of nonviolence and ceasefire. The United Nations recognized it for the first time in 1981. The United Nations has called on all nations to lay down their weapons and renew their commitment to global harmony to achieve world peace.
As our recovery from the global pandemic happens through the passage of the year 2021, people are being inspired to think imaginatively and collaboratively on the topic of how one can be better in assisting everyone is recovering, building resilience, and transforming the world into a place which is far more fair, impartial, equitable, sustainable, comprehensible, sustainable, and healthy.
The Passing epidemic has been known for unreasonably affecting the incapable and helpless poor. Over 687 million doses of COVID-19 vaccination were delivered globally by April 2021, yet more than 100 nations have still not received one single dose of vaccination. People stuck up in war are particularly vulnerable due to the shortage of healthcare facilities. With the absolute majority, the Security Council initialized a resolution in February 2021, asking for support by the Member States for “sustained humanitarian pause” in all the local disputes, in response to “the Secretary-General’s” request for a worldwide ceasefire in March. To guarantee that individuals caught up in war have access to life-saving vaccines and treatments, the worldwide ceasefire must be respected.
The outbreak has, along with, got an increase in disgrace, prejudice, and abhorrence, all of which have resulted in more lives being lost rather than saved: the virus attacks everyone, regardless of where they are from or what they believe in. When confronted with humanity’s shared adversary, we must remember that we are not at odds with one another. We must make peace with one another in order to recover from the pandemic’s damage.
We also need to make peace with nature. Climate change is not on hold, despite travel restrictions and economic shutdowns. We require a global economy that would be clean, sustainable, and eco-friendly. The economy that creates employment lowers down the emission levels and increases climate resilience.
International Day of Peace this year, i.e., 2021, has been themed on “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world.” It would be encouraging for one to join “the United Nations family” in focusing on more robust and better recovery to create a fairer and more peaceful world. In the face of the epidemic and as we recover, peace can be best celebrated by speaking out against all the hateful acts on online and offline platforms, and lastly, by employing the expression of compassion, generosity, and optimism within society.