International Day of Living Together in Peace

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed May 16 as the International Day of Living Together in Peace.

” Living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the ability to listen to, recognize, respect and appreciate others, as well as living in a peaceful and united way,” the UN said.

This annual day is seen as a reminder and an invitation to all Member States to act in favor of reconciliation by working with all stakeholders and to promote the implementation of educational initiatives and awareness-raising activities in accordance with local, regional and national particularities and customs.

The values that underlie living together are very much in line with those of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) who have been working since their inception to build a better world in solidarity with marginalized populations.