"Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All"
Is the theme for the International Day of Peace -
September 21, 2017
"The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life. TOGETHER unites the organizations of the United Nations System, the 193 Member States of the United Nations, the private sector, civil society, academic institutions and individual citizens in a global partnership in support of diversity, non-discrimination and acceptance of refugees and migrants. It was initiated during the United Nations Summit for Refugees and Migrants on 19 September 2016.
'In times of insecurity, communities that look different become convenient scapegoats,' said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres. 'We must resist cynical efforts to divide communities and portray neighbours as 'the other'. Discrimination diminishes us all. It prevents people - and societies - from achieving their full potential.' He added, 'Together, let us stand up against bigotry and for human rights. Together, let us build bridges. Together, let us transform fear into hope.'"
IDP NGO Committee at the United Nations
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Pathways To Peace (PTP) is an International Peacebuilding, Educational and Consulting organization dedicated to making Peace a practical reality through both local and global projects.
Incorporated in 1983, PTP is an official Peace Messenger of the United Nations and has Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and works with the U.N. Centre for Human Rights, U.N. Centre for Human Settlements, UNESCO, UNICEF and other agencies.
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Directors at Pathways To Peace,
Avon Mattison, President
Tezikiah Gabriel, Executive Director
Sheva Carr, Co-Vice President
Robert Browning, Co-Vice President
David Wick, Director
lain Gauthier, Director
Masankho Banda, Director
Joanie Ciardelli, Director Emeritus
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