September 21, Kathmandu-
Interfaith Peace Federation Nepal (IPFN) has wished peace to all on the occasion of Internaional Day of Peace, also called the World Peace Day.
The press release signed by Dr. Mahendra Bhattarai, General Secretary of IPFN, states that Nepal is a multi-etnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural nation with a strong societal harmony.
“Peace is the foundation of the development of a nation,” the release reads and further states, “IPFN has been working on solidarity, advocacy and raising mass awareness for sustainable peace in the sommunity so as to create religious tolerance and harmony among people of all faiths.”
The International Day of Peace was established in 1981 by the United Nations General Assembly, and has since been observed with various themes every year.
2021 Theme: Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world
This year, the theme of International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”. It focuses on how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into a place that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. In 2001, the UN General Assembly declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.