Today, we celebrate the International Day of Peace; a day devoted to peace and to ceasefire in combat zones.
This holiday was declared by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 1981, and this year’s the theme is “Education for Peace”.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon stated “It is not enough to teach children how to read, write and count. Education has to cultivate mutual respect for others and the world in which we live […]”.
The NDP believes that this is the key to building lasting peace and a more just and tolerant society.
The government has a duty to work with the international community to build bridges, rather than creating further divisions.
New Democrats would also like to take this opportunity to highlight the work of those who strive to maintain peace, to our brave soldiers on the ground, and to honoring the memory of the victims of armed conflict.