21 September 2020 - 10:05
Shaping Peace Together

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

Iran (IMNA) - This year, it has been clearer than ever that we are not each other’s enemies. Rather, our common enemy is a tireless virus that threatens our health, security and very way of life. COVID-19 has thrown our world into turmoil and forcibly reminded us that what happens in one part of the planet can impact people everywhere.

In March, UN Secretary-General António Guterres called on all warning parties to lay down their weapons and focus on the battle against this unprecedented global pandemic. While the message is intended for armed parties, solidarity and cooperation across borders, sectors and generations are also needed to win this new fight against the worst public health crisis of our time.

As we struggle to defeat COVID-19, your voice is more important than ever. In these difficult times of physical distancing, this International Day of Peace will be dedicated to fostering dialogue and collecting ideas. The world will be invited to unite and share thoughts on how to weather this storm, heal our planet and change it for the better. Even though we may not be able to stand next to each other, we can still dream together.

The 2020 theme for the International Day of Peace is “Shaping Peace Together.” Celebrate the day by spreading compassion, kindness and hope in the face of the pandemic. Stand together with the UN against attempts to use the virus to promote discrimination or hatred. Join us so that we can shape peace together.

In the course of the commemoration ceremony of the International Day of Peace entitled "Peaceful City" which was betided with the presence of the Head of Representative Office for Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Isfahan, the Chairman of the Islamic City Council of Isfahan, and Syrian, Iraqi and Afghan children in the iconic Zereshk garden Ghodratollah Norouzi, themayor of Isfahan noted, "Three nationalities have participated in this event as Isfahani citizens; this initiative of the General Directorate of Communications and International Affairs Department of the municipality is commendable. "

Going on to say that organizing the International Day of Peace ceremony in Isfahan, which is one of the characteristics of this peace-seeking city, was an appropriate measure, he added, "Peace in societies holds great value; international organizations and conventions, one of whose functions is the interaction between governments and international organizations, are working to establish peace and security across the world."

He ended, "Isfahan Municipality, focusing on the realization of the rights of citizens, is taking stronger steps to achieve the ultimate goal of establishing peace, tranquility and comfort."

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