Thursday, September 26, 2013
WORLD PEACE DAY 2013
"On this International Day of Peace, let us pledge to teach our children the value of tolerance and mutual respect. Let us invest in the schools and teachers that will build a fair and inclusive world that embraces diversity. Let us fight for peace and defend it with all our might." - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Today on 21st September 2013 International Day of Peace also known as World Peace Day is being observed.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has declared the focus of this year’s peace day on Peace Education. The concept of focus in on peace education is to build a sense of awareness amongst the people globally towards education and professional skills a diversion from violence and war towards career building and social awareness.
The increasing intolerance and violence in the world is considered only to be overcome by the spread of education and developing skills in individuals to fight unemployment and poverty.
Pakistan which has been a victim of war on terror for the past 12 years is also victimized by unemployment and illiteracy. Only focus on education and right investment in educational and skill development institutions can bring peace and harmony.
Education is the only way to fight against Intolerance, unemployment and poverty, which can bring peace and social development amongst the masses and eradication of war and violence.