The 2021 theme of the International Day of Peace is “Recovering better for an equitable and sustainable world”.
Acknowledging the consequences of the pandemic on the most disadvantaged and marginalized populations, the UN recalls that there are still more than 100 countries that have not had a single vaccine available to them. The organization also denounces the resurgence of stigma, discrimination and hatred that affects everyone.
In its message, the organization also encourages to make “peace with nature” to counter climate change increasingly evident with the increase in extreme weather events, experienced in all parts of the world. The UN advocates for a green and sustainable economy with job creation and reduced emissions.
This year’s theme is an invitation to join the United Nations’ peace efforts: “Celebrate peace by standing up against acts of hatred online and offline, and by spreading compassion, kindness, and hope in the face of the pandemic, and as we recover.”