Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.
As a peace organisation that is dedicated to promoting a culture of peace for SCI the International Peace Day is of speacial importance!
This year we want to take the International Day of Peace as an occasion to show our governments that we want them to sign and ratify the UN Treaty for the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons now! There is a momentum around this topic at the moment and any activism and public attention supporting this treaty can help to further the cause. Most Western countries, especially NATO countries and allies, haven’t signed this treaty (full list here: https://www.icanw.org/signature_and_ratification_status).
What can you do?
- Create a photo or video with a message to your government and post it on social media with the hashtag #nuclearban
- Post information about nuclear weapons on your social media! Have discussions with people around you or do a small workshop on nuclear disarmament!
- If your government has not signet yet, write to politicians in your countryasking them to sign the UN Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons!
We invite you to join the efforts of the ICAN and act to prohibit nuclear weapons forever and everywhere! Celebrate peace with an action that shows our governments that we want them to sign and ratify the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons now!