This week's blog marks the International Day of Peace 2019 and Gandhi's 150th anniversary by remembering
a friend and colleague of Gandhi in our collections
The United Nations International Day of Peace takes place each year on 21 September to celebrate a peaceful society is one where there is justice and equality for everyone. The theme for 2019 is: “Climate Action for Peace”.
The United Nations Member States adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 to ensure peace through the protection of human rights for all. The Sustainable Goals include poverty, hunger, health, education, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, energy, environment and social justice. Sustainable Development Goal 13 “Climate Action” is a call for immediate action by all to lower greenhouse emissions, build resilience and improve education on climate change. Today highlights the importance of combating climate change as a way to protect and promote peace throughout the world.