UN INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE – September 21, 2011

The International Day of Peace ("Peace Day") provides an opportunity for individuals, organizations and nations to create practical acts of peace on a shared date. It was established by a United Nations resolution in 1981 to coincide with the opening of the General Assembly. The first Peace Day was celebratedin September 1982. In 2002, the General Assembly officially declared September 21 as the permanent date for the International Day of Peace.By creating the International Day of Peace, the UN … [Read more...]

UN Women’s Bachelet Outlines New Peacebuilding Initiative

    UN Women’s Bachelet Outlines New Peacebuilding Initiative     Women Executive Director Michelle Bachelet today announced a new initiative to boost women’s roles in conflict resolution. In an address at the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute, she described how UN Women will create an international roster of gender experts who can be rapidly deployed to work on issues such as constitutional law, electoral and party law, and legal aid, all of which are critical to post-conflict … [Read more...]

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