International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace is observed annually on September 21. The United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples.

The 2016 theme is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace”

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN 2030 Agenda) were unanimously adopted by the 193 Member States of the United Nations at a summit of the world’s leaders in New York in September 2015. The UN 2030 Agenda aims to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all. “Access to information” is a crucial component of many of the 2030 Agenda’s 17 goals.

In honor of the day, we share the Libraries for Peace (L4P) web portal, which provides resources related to library activities promoting peace, including measures aimed at supporting the targets related to access to information within the UN 2030 Agenda’s Goals.

By Anne Burnett

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