Friday, September 21st, marks the International Day of Peace. The General Assembly of the United Nations has declared this as a day "devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and people". The theme for International Day of Peace 2018 is The Right to Peace. It so happens that this year, the world also celebrates the 70th birthday of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. While the Declaration includes many important articles outlining the rights of all people to life, liberty, and many other ideals fundamental to basic human existence, it does not include a separate article on the “right to peace”. This year, the United Nations suggests people around the world to ask themselves this question: What does peace mean to you?
As we ponder this question as a school community, we also ask that students and faculty wear white clothing on Friday, September 21st, in recognition of this special day.
Please visit the UN website for more information about how you and your family can promote human rights, engage by speaking up for others who are at risk, and reflect upon how each of us can stand up for rights every day of the year.