21 September 2017
On the International Day of Peace we reflect on the cruel price of war. Ruined schools, bombed hospitals, broken families, refugees searching for hope, countries in crisis.
The Unites Nations was born from a terrible World War. Our mission is to work for peace everyday and everywhere.
No group interest, national ambition or political difference should be allowed to put peace at risk.
On this International Day, we call for a global ceasefire. We must never, ever stop pressing for an end to armed conflict. Peace is the right and the desire of all people. It is the foundation for progress and wellbeing; happy children, thriving communities and peaceful, prosperous countries.
Let us pledge to work together today and every day for the peace we all yearn for and deserve.