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World International Day of Peace: Resolving conflict through climate action

12:21  21 september  2019
12:21  21 september  2019 Source:   cnn.com

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International Day of Peace : Preventing conflict through climate action . "Today peace faces a new danger: the climate emergency, which threatens our security, our livelihoods and our lives. That is why it is the focus of this year's International Day of Peace .

The International Day of Peace is observed every Sept. 21, in order to renew the world’s commitment to seeking peace . “With extreme weather events and disasters becoming more frequent and severe, disputes over dwindling resources risk fueling climate -related conflict .”

The International Day of Peace is observed every Sept. 21, in order to renew the world's commitment to seeking peace.

a group of people holding a sign posing for the camera: Climate activist protest near the UN headquarters on August 30, 2019, in New York. - Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg joined hundreds of other teenagers protesting outside the United Nations Friday in her first demonstration on US soil since arriving by zero-carbon yacht. Thunberg, 16, has spurred teenagers and students around the world to gather every Friday under the rallying cry © Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images Climate activist protest near the UN headquarters on August 30, 2019, in New York. - Swedish climate change campaigner Greta Thunberg joined hundreds of other teenagers protesting outside the United Nations Friday in her first demonstration on US soil since arriving by zero-carbon yacht. Thunberg, 16, has spurred teenagers and students around the world to gather every Friday under the rallying cry "Fridays for future" to call on adults to act now to save the planet. (Photo by Bryan R. Smith / AFP) (Photo credit should read BRYAN R. SMITH/AFP/Getty Images)

Peace Day was established in 1981 by the United Nations and is usually marked with a particular theme. The theme is announced on the 100-day countdown to Peace Day by the UN Secretary-General.

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Through training, coaching, consulting, and a suite of implementation tools, Arbinger helps The Arbinger Institute is an international training and consulting firm that is recognized as a world leader in the Moreover, subconsciously we then need to justify our actions , and so we enter into a cycle of

Over the decades, the UN has helped to end numerous conflicts , often through actions of the Security Over 70 years, UN peacekeeping has evolved to meet the demands of different conflicts and a UN peacekeeping, originally developed as a means of resolving inter -State conflict , has

This year's theme coincides with the massive worldwide climate protests-- "Climate Action for Peace."

"The global climate emergency is a threat to security and stability. As coastal areas and degraded inland areas are becoming uninhabitable, millions of people are being forced to seek safety and better lives elsewhere," UN Secretary-General António Guterres said in a statement announcing the theme. "With extreme weather events and disasters becoming more frequent and severe, disputes over dwindling resources risk fueling climate-related conflict."

Climate action is one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals launched by the UN in 2016. The Sustainable Goals cover a broad range of issues including poverty, hunger, health, and social justice. Climate action specifically refers to immediate action to lower greenhouse emissions, build resilience and improve education on climate change.

The UN is also convening a Climate Action Summit on Sept. 23 to talk about what immediate action can be taken to implement the Paris Agreement, an international pact to fight climate change.

"Today peace faces a new danger: the climate emergency, which threatens our security, our livelihoods and our lives. That is why it is the focus of this year's International Day of Peace. And it's why I am convening a Climate Action Summit," said Guterres.

The UN encourages everyone to get involved by doing simple things such as turning off lights and walking somewhere instead of driving.

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