Happy International Day of Friendship

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Happy International Day of Friendship

friendshipdayHappy International Day of Friendship is today! Today, perhaps more than ever, we need to think about, and realize, how important friendship is. Our world seems to be full of anger. We need a day of peace and today is that day!

This special day was created as a special observance by the United Nations. This day was proposed my UNESCO and taken up by the UN General Assembly in 2011. They defined the day as a culture of peace as a set of values, attitudes and behaviors that reject violence and endeavor to prevent conflicts by addressing their root cause with a view to solving problems. The International Day of Friendship is also based on the recognition of the relevance and importance of friendship as a noble and valuable sentiment in the lives of human beings around the world.

In order to honor this special day the UN encourages governments, international organizations and civil society groups to hold events, activities and initiatives that contribute to the efforts of the international community towards promoting a dialogue among civilizations, solidarity, mutual understanding and reconciliation.

Today you can help to foster friendships and bridge gaps between race, color, religion and other factors which keep humans from enjoying friendship with one another. In our global society today it is important that the leaders of tomorrow respect, include and understand world diversity.